Relocate your rental cars anywhere with auto-transport industry experts. No more waiting on your cars to be picked up and delivered on time. At SAKAEM, we understand your company’s need and make transporting the rental cars easy, safe and timely.
Location is a key factor in determining the cost of shipping your rental cars from Canada to the U.S. For example, shipping from major cities such as Toronto, Montreal to New York City, Miami, Chicago, 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 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.
We understand the need to move a large number of rental cars from Canada to the U.S within a given time-frame to benefit from supply and demand equations. Typically, the process of cross-border auto transportation could take anywhere between 3 to 12 weeks. SAKAEM has the capability to offer expedited delivery based on the customer’s schedule, however expedited shipping would surge the cost of shipping. 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 for shipping cars from Canada.
The cost of shipping vehicles also depends on the seasons. A few routes are busier during winter than in summer. For example, during the Snowbird season, a large number of retirees move to the south from Canada to the U.S for warmer weather. Moreover, there is an immense demand for rental cars as well in the southern states of the U.S as hundreds of tourists head there for vacation. This results in a huge increase in traffic, which surges your auto shipping quote for relocating rental cars from Canada to the U.S.
A commercial auto carrier has the capacity to fit between 5 (SUV or trucks) and 9 (regular size) vehicles. Therefore, typically shipping larger vehicles from Canada to the U.S. 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 the 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.
The make, model and condition of the vehicle affect the shipping cost, especially during moving cars from Canada to the U.S. The cost of importing some specific models may be higher than the rest. The amount of modification that needs to be done for compliance guidelines may increase the cost of relocating certain rental cars from Canada.
The condition of the vehicle also influences the pricing. If the vehicles need to be modified to meet the bumper standard and theft-prevention standards, the cost may increase.
The method of transportation is a big factor affecting cost for moving rental cars from Canada to U.S. 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. Customers often choose enclosed carriers while shipping classic or luxury vehicles. Sometimes the choice of transportation method also depends on the season.
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