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How Car Shipping Works

Curious about how to ship your car, get a quote, and book an auto transport company? This helpful guide will show you how to ship your car in 3 easy steps and answer all of your car shipping questions.

3 Steps to Ship A Car

Step 1. Get a Quote

The first step is to get an instant quote. You’ll need to provide some basic information like where to pick-up and drop-off your car, and whether you want an open or enclosed car transport truck to move your car.

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Step 2. Book Your Order

If you like the quote pricing you see, you can proceed to book your order. This entails providing information about the car you want to ship, when you want to ship your car, and how you will pay for it. With RunBuggyOne, you won’t be charged until your car is delivered.

Step 3. Track and Pay for Your Order

Once your order is received, a verified transporter will be dispatched to pick-up and deliver your car. You can track where and when your car will be delivered on your phone or computer. When your car arrives, payment will be automatically deducted. That’s it.

What is Car Shipping?

Car shipping involves the transportation of vehicles, such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles, from one location to another, either domestically or internationally.

The car shipping industry is comprised of a variety of companies, including auto transport brokers, carriers (a.k.a. transporters, haulers), lead providers, and logistics companies.

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Auto transport brokers help customers find the best carrier for their needs. Some brokers work with a limited number of transporters, whereas other have access to thousands of transporters. RunBuggyOne has a marketplace of over 17,000 drivers and uses technology to match your order with the right transporter to get your car delivered fast and at the best rate.

Carriers, also known as car transporters or car haulers, are responsible for physically transporting the vehicles. Many carriers are reputable and reliable and carry the proper insurance and license. However, some do not and you should always verify their driving record and insurance coverage prior to placing an order. RunBuggyOne verifies every carrier, so you can rest assured your car is in good hands.

Lead providers supply you with a list of carriers to choose from. Typically, these lead provider “sell” your contact information, which means you will start to get phone calls and emails from multiple carriers after you submit the lead form. RunBuggyOne does not sell your contact information and keep your personal; details secure.

Logistics companies provide support services, such as route planning and vehicle tracking. RunBuggyOne uses data science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to ensure your car gets picked up and delivered quickly, securely, and for the lowest cost, while helping to reduce CO2 from “empty miles.”