We understand and value your company’s time critical needs, when it comes to shipping rental cars to auctions. Move your vehicles to rental car auctions fast and hassle-free, with SAKAEM’s professional service to any location with any fleet size.
We know that getting your program cars or wholesale vehicles to rental car auctions within a given time-frame is critical for your business. While expedited shipping would surge the cost of shipping, as the company needs to find the fastest route and pay the carriers more for having to adjust to the urgency of the delivery, it also saves the vehicle from becoming your liability. However, having a flexible time frame saves money, since the company can work on getting you the cheapest deals considering the routes and the availability of the carriers. SAKAEM offers different delivery options to choose from based on the customer’s specific budget and schedule, and guarantees delivery on time to the car rental auction site.
Location is a key factor in determining the cost of shipping your vehicle to any international or national car rental auctions. For example, shipping vehicles to auto auctions from major cities such as New York City, Miami, Chicago, Houston or Los Angeles could be cheaper, due to availability of more carriers and availability of fleets to be transported on backhaul journeys, which cuts the cost. Whereas, pick-up and delivery at rural or remote locations would require the carriers to deviate from the major routes, it would take more time to maneuver these routes and most likely the carrier would not find a pick up from that location until they reach a major city. SAKAEM’s national-wide network of carriers ensure that your inventory gets delivered to your chosen location on time.
When it comes to distance, in general, the more the miles, the more will it cost. The price involves factors like, cost of fuel, tolls, and labor costs involved in long-distance auto hauling. However, the cost per mile gets cheaper the longer the distance. For example, for trips over 1000 miles, the average cost is about $0.60 per mile, whereas shorter trips like 500 miles or less cost about $1 per mile.
A commercial auto carrier has the capacity to fit between 5 (SUV or trucks) and 9 (regular size) vehicles. Therefore, shipping larger vehicles to rental car auctions would cost more, as they occupy more space on the carrier. This means you can ship 9 regular sized cars for the cost of shipping 5 SUVs or trucks. The cost also changes depending on the weight of the vehicles. The maximum load that any carrier can accommodate is regulated by a weight cap of 80,000 lb. by U.S law. Hence, the heavier the vehicles, the lesser the number of vehicles a carrier can load, even if there is space available on the carrier. This increases the price to ship heavier vehicles to any rental car auto auction.
The make, model and condition of the vehicle affect the shipping cost. For example, luxury vehicles or vintage cars need more care and attention, this increases cost. For example, while shipping to an Auburn car auction you may want to choose top-loading for your vintage vehicles, to protect them from top leak and dirt and road debris, this increases price. The condition of the vehicle also influences the pricing. An operable/running vehicle is easy to load, whereas the carriers need extra equipment to load and ship vehicles that are in inoperable or “not so good” condition. Please make sure to inform us about the condition of your vehicle in advance so that we can be appropriately prepared to move it to rental car auctions.
The method of transportation is a big factor affecting cost. Open carriers can fit more vehicles and thus cost less, however the vehicles are exposed to the dirt, dust and elements of weather. Open-air carriers cost on average about 33% less than enclosed carriers. Bigger open car carriers can hold about 8-10 vehicles whereas most enclosed carriers can accommodate only up to 6 vehicles, thus the difference in cost. To ship a regular sedan, it may cost around $1,000, on a coast-to-coast open-air carrier. For shipping the same car on an enclosed carrier may cost an additional $500. Customers often choose enclosed carriers while shipping classic or luxury vehicles to auctions such as to an Auburn car auction. Sometimes the choice of transportation method also depends on the season, such as to protect vehicles from snow or rain.
Seasonal supply and demand affect the cost of shipping. This includes busy routes and availability of carriers during a particular season. For example, during winter a large number of retirees move to the southern states like Texas, Florida and Louisiana for warmer weather. Therefore, there’s a huge increase in traffic, which surges your auto shipping quote for locations having rental car fleet auctions. Prices may also go high during summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
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