Terminal to terminal auto transport is a method of auto transport that many companies are no longer providing, or if they do it is in a very limited capacity. It is a dying part of the auto transport industry, as many terminals are closing because fewer people are utilizing terminal transport services. Carriers prefer door-to-door auto transport over terminal to terminal as well, and many customers are finding that while door to door may be slightly higher in cost it is more than worth it because the overall time from booking to vehicle delivery is so much shorter with door to door shipping than terminal to terminal. However, there are still terminals out there that provide storage services for vehicles being transported, and in this article you will learn more about how terminal to terminal auto transport works and how we can help you find it.
It is a known fact that terminal transportation services are generally cheaper than door to door, but the reason why this is is because the service that you get with terminal shipping is generally not as superb. There are not nearly as many carriers willing to transport vehicles terminal to terminal as opposed to door to door, mainly because terminal shipping limits them in terms of what they can haul and what they can’t. Carriers don’t like traveling to terminals unless their trucks are going to be filled, and with the way most carriers schedule loads (a few days ahead of time for pickup), picking up from a terminal can be difficult because they never have enough room on their trucks, and by the time they do the loads are long gone, hauled by someone else.
Terminal transportation generally has longer waiting times for pickup, but sometimes that can be a good thing, especially if you’re in a situation where you don’t necessarily need the car moved right away but you yourself need to get it off your hands. If you’re in that kind of situation, a terminal can be a great way to go – cheap storage costs and the promise of transport after a while can be a good way for you to sort of kill two birds with one stone. However, most customers don’t need something this specific, so more often than not door to door service is what most people prefer.
We can provide terminal transport services if you are interested, though generally we’d recommend open transport. If you are searching for a terminal to terminal auto transport quote you can fill out our free online quote request form or give us a call toll-free at 800-553-1828 to speak to one of our live auto transport representatives who can give you a quote, answer your questions and help you book your order. With Mercury Auto Transport, you just can’t lose.