When a consumer is interested in transporting their vehicle, they would submit an online search for an auto transport company in the area and request an auto transport quote. The results are over whelming with multiple phone calls and emails received by ten different companies. These rates are comparable to other vehicles available for transportation to and from a selected area, and the vehicle, year , make and model. The auto transport brokers are competing with other companies to win the consumer on the pricing provided to transport their vehicle. Other than receiving multiple rates and selecting the lowest available, as a consumer you should also compare the companies providing you with these rates.
The rate you've received is it within the same range as other companies, if the rate is extremely low , than the company is providing you with a low ball rate to grab your attention and win your business, but upon delivery, the rate will be increased and you have no option but to pay in order to receive the delivery of your vehicle. Some quotes are higher than others since the broker fee is higher than other companies.
All brokers can charge a fee to arrange transport of your vehicle and the remaining balance is payable to the carrier. The carriers are unaware of the broker fee charged as they are paid the assigned amount dispatched to their company. When signing a contract be sure to review the terms and conditions and ask questions if you are unsure of the agreement.