Car carrier scheduling
I want my car moved today. Well that might be expensive. Why you ask.
Unlike bus, train or airplane travel there are no set schedules, routes or prices. Carriers select vehicles for transport based on shipping date, location, destination, vehicle size and price paid for transport. Basically there is a bit of luck as to when your posted vehicle will be contracted by a carrier. Well actually more than luck there is money.
We all know that a low priced vehicle in a high demand market (think snowbirds) is going to sit. Similarly a competitively priced vehicle will move when a carrier gets to it. When a vehicle lines up for them will reach out to the broker.
Sure you may get luck and get that car moved today. However if a car needs to move today, luck is not something you want to rely on. The key factor in attracting the attention of a carrier for a vehicle you need moved to today, is price. The vehicle must be priced so that a carrier will go out of their way to load the vehicle today .
How much is that price. There is some give and take with that (much like everything else related to car carriers). Generally, $200 over the highest comparable vehicle for size and distance will attract immediate attention. We have assumed the vehicle is on a highly traveled route. If you live in the middle of Nebraska 100 miles off the nearest interstate, that another story which I will discuss tomorrow.