Archive for March, 2010

Free Auto Transport and Car shipping Quote Request

Posted on March 21st, 2010 by admin

Free auto transport quote request is very common on the popular search engines. The auto transport companies on the top of the search engine share more than enough transport inquires because it’s impossible for them to handle all of them personally. For example the keyword: “Auto Transport” has over 240,000 searches per month. To maximize profits, these companies sell Free Quote Transport Inquires in the form of leads. These auto transport leads are simply converted into profit by selling them to auto transport brokers. One transport lead can be sold to 5-15 transport broker companies. If you are to fill out and submit an online FREE QUOTE form you can expect to be contacted by phone or email by a number of auto transport brokers. Transport broker companies can pay up to $1.50-$15.00 per transport lead. The Auto Transport Industry is super competitive with companies fighting hard for your business. Competition in any service industry is good for you the consumer but sooner or later customer service and satisfaction is sacrificed in order to close a deal to make profit. Transport broker companies have professional sales people whose job is to convert leads into booked transport jobs. When you are contacted by an auto transport sales person, it can be overwhelming as you are pressured to accept their service. All companies provide the same general service, the only difference will be service, customer satisfaction, and price. The best thing to do is listen, research, and evaluate the company fighting for your business. Dealing with the carrier directly is the best way to go, but it is unlikely that a transport carrier will be available when you are in need of transport services. Direct Auto Transport is the best solution, but not many transport companies offer this service.

Towing Services

Posted on March 17th, 2010 by admin

Tow trucks have a couple different names. They can be called: wrecker, flat bed wrecker, rollback, flat bed tow truck etc…  There are different tow trucks some can have a lift that will carry a vehicle by lifting one end up in the air with it’s wheel lift.  Other tow trucks can have a flatbed that tilts to the ground making a ramp for vehicles to be driven on or pulled on by a winch.  Towing and Wrecker services are usually reserved for roadside breakdowns however towing services can be used for longer distance transport jobs. It is not uncommon for a tow truck to travel 75 or more miles in one direction. Flatbed tow trucks are sometimes the only option to transport damaged non running motor vehicles and short distance transport jobs. The majority of a tow truck’s work comes from roadside breakdowns, mechanic shops, auto repair shops, auto insurance claims, auction yards, and storage facilities. Tow trucks can also be used to pickup and gather vehicles for larger car carriers that do not wish to be traveling on small roads. We have a good network of towing and wrecker services throughout North America that can provide transport service and vehicle storage. On our Free Quote page be sure to mention you need towing services in the additional information field.

Commercial Trucks for Sale

Posted on March 16th, 2010 by admin

2002-2004 INTERNATIONAL 4300  -DT466, 6 speed gearbox, 20′  Carrier Refrigerated box body, excellent condition.

2002-2004 INTERNATIONAL 4400     -DT466, 6 speed gearbox, 24′  Carrier Refrigerated box body, excellent condition. 305-582-0206

- 2004 Freightliner Columbia Mid Roof, Cat C15 engine, 10spd trans, 3.90 rears $18,000 obo

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-91 4700 DT360 engine, 5spd. trans with 2 speed diff, 16ft bed w/lift gate, air brakes under CDL email bchinparts@hotmail.com or call (305)582-0206
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-2000 INTERNATIONAL 9200. Cummins M11, 10spd gearbox, wood interior, super clean, day cab tandem axle. 305-582-0206
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-1999 INTERNATIONAL 4900 Garbage Truck. DT466, Allison gearbox, recently serviced by manufacturer, clean compactor body, no leaks. 305-582-0206
1999 INTERNATIONAL 4900 GARBAGE TRUCK
1999 INTERNATIONAL 4900 GARBAGE TRUCK
1999 INTERNATIONAL 4900 GARBAGE TRUCK
-2002-2006 INTERNATIONAL 4400 Box Trucks, DT466, 6spd, 24ft body, hydraulic lift gate. 305-582-0206
2004 INTERNATIONAL 4400
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2004 INTERNATIONAL 4400

1997 FORD STERLING Cummins M11, 10 spd gearbox, single axle, clean truck, low mileage. 305-582-0206

1998 FREIGHTLINER FL112. Cummins M11, 10spd gearbox, day sleeper cab, single axle. 305-582-0206

2004 INTERNATIONAL 4300 – cab & chassis, DT466, 6spd gearbox, ready for a body. Excellent condition.

All trucks and equipment can also be seen at:
http://www.barrychintrucksandparts.com

We also buy used commercial trucks, industrial equipment, construction equipment.

Inop Auto Transport and Damaged Vehicle Transport

Posted on March 15th, 2010 by admin

Inop Auto Transport is the transportation of inoperable/inoperative vehicles. An inop vehicle is any vehicle that can not move under it’s own power. An inop can range from a vehicle that needs a jump start to a severely damaged automobile. The most important thing about transporting a non running vehicle is loading and unloading. Most inop vehicles are picked up from auction yards, towing companies, or insurance storage yards. These places will usually have loading assistance but you must make sure they are available when the transporter arrives for pickup. Whichever company you choose to move your vehicle make sure they know the extent of the damages. To remove any misunderstanding go the extra mile and send pictures of the vehicle to the transport company showing the vehicles present condition. A vehicle that can roll and steer is almost as good as a running vehicle once loaded.

Example of an Inop vehicle. This vehicle will probably not be able to roll so it will need to be forklift loaded and unloaded. This vehicle was transported from copart.com. Copart has forklift loading available for all vehicles sold. You the buyer will need to provide unloading assistance with a forklift, crane, or flatbed roll off wrecker. When filling out our Free Quote form be sure to describe vehicle condition or even better provide the lot# and we can see pictures of the vehicle online.

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Auto Transport “How Long does Auto Transport take?”

Posted on March 15th, 2010 by admin

The amount of time it will take your vehicle to be transported depends on many factors. The most obvious factor that will determine total transport time is distance from origin to destination. All commercial transport trucks are limited by law to travel for a regulated amount of time. Most truck drivers can travel 400-650 miles in one day. Besides operating on an limited amount of operating time all truck drivers are mandated to rest for a certain amount of time usually 10 hours. Between hours of operation and mandatory rest time you can make a general estimate on a transport trucks travel time.

The second factor that can determine the amount of time it takes for transport will be if the vehicles origin or destination is in a remote location or off route location. Commercial vehicles always try to stay on major highways and interstate roads. If a vehicle needs to be picked or dropped off in a rural area not close to any major highways it could cause a delay. Most Carriers avoid traveling off the major traffic routes to avoid delays and other problems caused by traffic, stop lights, road conditions etc…. The main reason why carriers prefer to stay on major highways is because of average travel speed (ATS). Any commercial truck that travels long distances wants to be able to maintain an average speed from point A to point B. Commercial Carriers will loose time and money by traveling on roads that will not allow them to maintain decent average travel speeds. Because of commercial vehicles weight and size stop and go traffic will decrease fuel efficiency, driver stamina, mechanical longevity and travel time.

The unknown factor in estimated delivery time will be the drop off or pickup location of other vehicles on the transport trailers along with miscellaneous delays. These delays can range from traffic, weather conditions, and mechanical problems on the transport truck. When an Auto Transport Company gives you an estimated pickup and delivery schedule they have included all of the above factors into the time estimate.