2007 has been a banner year for company expansion and we expect our growth will further accelerate in 2008. We have several new programs planned to bring even more value to our customers by further simplifying the auto transportation process
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2008
CentralDispatch.com™, (http://www.centraldispatch.com) the Automobile Industry's transportation marketplace, today announced that 2007 was a year of unprecendented expansion for the company: it added 629 auto dealer subscribers nationwide and now services more than 1,500 dealers. It also added a significant number of car carriers. Auto dealers can now gain access to virtually every licensed interstate car carrier in North America, a total of more than 5,000 carriers and tens of thousands of trucks. CentralDispatch saves auto dealers time and money by transforming a paper, fax, and phone based procedure into an automated process that connects dealers to car carriers on the Internet.
According to Stuart Bailey, Regional Used Vehicle Director with Sonic Automotive, CentralDispatch reduces his transportation costs by finding available space with car carriers in transit so that he doesn't have to pay for transportation both ways, "I saved $50,000 in the first six months of using CentralDispatch, their service is phenomenal." Bailey also appreciates the speed with which he can move vehicles, "Last week we had 25 cars to move and within 15 minutes of posting on CentralDispatch the phone rang and the first loads were moving within 2 hours. This would never have happened before. It's also extremely easy to use."
CentralDispatch simplifies transportation for dealers by providing a cost effective way to connect with car carriers across the United States and Canada, allowing them to ship vehicles faster and at a competitive market price. When a dealer has a car or truck to ship, they no longer have to seek out car carriers. Instead, all they have to do is log on to CentralDispatch.com, post the vehicle with location, price and vehicle information, and wait for a carrier to call.
Typically within the same day a car carrier will contact the dealer regarding the shipment. At that point the dealer can log onto CentralDispatch, check out the transporter's information, ratings and comments from previous customers to determine whether to do business with that particular carrier.
Every carrier listed on the site goes through a rigorous application approval process. They must all have adequate insurance and a current Motor Carrier number with the Department of Transportation (DOT). The carrier's profile contains links to the DOT's website with specific information about the carrier's authority to transport vehicles. Insurance coverage is listed, along with contact information for the insurance agent, the length of time the carrier has been in business and how long they have been a member of CentralDispatch.
Dealers can also analyze the current transportation market by reviewing vehicles posted by other dealers and brokers to determine the current rate for transporting vehicles in different geographical areas. The price of transportation fluctuates with the time of year and the price of diesel. Staying up-to-date on transportation costs allows dealers to price their loads competitively so they get moved in a timely fashion.
"2007 has been a banner year for company expansion and we expect our growth will further accelerate in 2008. We have several new programs planned to bring even more value to our customers by further simplifying the auto transportation process," commented Joe Steinberger, Vice President of Business Development for CentralDispatch.com. "As the vehicle transportation market expands, we are growing along with it."
CentralDispatch.com will be demonstrated at the 2008 NADA Conference and Exposition in San Francisco, CA, February 9-12. Visit booth # 2614W for more information.
CentralDispatch, a division of 1st Auto Transport Directory™, was launched by the same team that developed movecars.com (the first Internet advertising directory for auto transporters), as a way for dealers and auto transport brokers to connect to carriers. It has since transformed the auto transport industry, taking it from relying on paper, faxes and phones, to utilizing an efficient central database on the Internet.
Since its initial launch in 1999, CentralDispatch has grown into the largest real-time auto transport marketplace in the U.S. It enables auto dealers nationwide to save time and money when transporting vehicles by providing access to virtually every licensed interstate car carrier in North America, a total of more than 5,000 carriers. For more information call Joe Steinberger at 858-259-6084 x86, or visit http://www.centraldispatch.com