There are three types of companies within our industry. These include lead generation websites, brokers, and the actual shippers. Each serves their own function, and all of them need to exist to sustain a well working machine.
The Lead Generation Websites Role
A lead generation website generates real-time leads and distributes them to multiple companies. For CSC, this generally includes three to five different companies who then each provide you with a competitive quote. Each company will price the market for a reasonable quote, call or email you direct to go over the many options, and email you the quote for future reference. We are a great resource when looking to ship your car because instead of going out to find the companies on your own, we’ll bring them right to you.
The Brokers Role
The internet is filled with brokers as they are the largest group within the industry online. They are the ones that purchase quality leads or have their own websites to generate their own leads. Sometimes they even do both as the majority, if not all the websites you find are brokers. The brokers gather the clients from across the United States and dispatch each client to the shippers doing that specific route. The brokers generally make a commission for their services, usually $150-$225 per customer. They quote you depending on the national load board (Central Dispatch) where other vehicles were quoted then finally shipped. With this process, you are getting a reliable quote that you can trust.
The Shippers Role
The actual shippers that transport the vehicles are obviously the largest group within the industry offline. Generally speaking, the shippers only have 1 or 2 trucks and have a dedicated weekly route. For these reasons, they don’t have a website and are not shown in the search engine results pages. Since they have limited trucks and limited routes, they cannot accommodate every customer requesting a quote. These companies find vehicles based on their search criteria on Central Dispatch. They search based on route, price, vehicle type, and time frame expected. This helps the shippers have a clear picture of what vehicles they are willing to take in any given time frame.
Request a Quote Today
We only work with the best brokers and carriers as Central Dispatch does contain a rating system. We know exactly which are the solid, quality service people and the ones that are not. Fill out the form on our website, and receive 3 to 5 quotes instantly. If you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to call us at 866.744.7445.