San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 6, 2008
CentralDispatch® (http://www.CentralDispatch.com), the automotive industry's transportation marketplace, today announced that membership has grown to include more than 2,000 automotive dealers in the U.S. The company began the year with approximately 1,500 dealerships regularly using the service to ship vehicles. The 33% growth rate in this year's first three quarters is largely attributable to the many new tools and services launched to make vehicle transportation easier and more efficient for CentralDispatch users.
"The first time I used CentralDispatch, I had two vehicles to move from Las Vegas to Denver that no one seemed to want to pick up. I put the cars on the site and within 2 days I had received several calls from carriers who had trucks at the auction with empty space. One of the carriers was able to load the cars up and get them to me right away," explains Don Walker, Owner of Walker Investments, a wholesale and retail auto brokerage based in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
"CentralDispatch is making my life a lot easier - I no longer depend on one truck line. For me it's particularly good because I do a lot of single vehicle or two vehicle moves from auctions and I ship to my customers that buy from ebay. It's saved me money and more than that it's saved me time which is just as important. For as small as the monthly charge is, it's well worth it."
In addition to dealer members, car carriers are also a crucial part of the CentralDispatch community. With virtually every licensed car carrier in the U.S. logging on to keep their trucks running full, dealers who use the CentralDispatch have access to over 5,000 vehicle transporters with more than 30,000 trucks across the nation. Membership to the site ensures dealers receive competitive pricing for moving vehicles anywhere around the country.
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 online. The company has introduced several powerful, easy to use tools that enhance the online platform this year. The Vehicle Transport Management system, the online contracts and the price per mile calculator are examples of new innovations that provide dealers with the industry's most comprehensive online transportation management center.
CentralDispatch.com came online in 1999 as a way for vehicle shippers to easily connect with carriers. It has since transformed the auto transport industry, taking if from relying on paper faxes and phones, to utilizing an efficient central database on the Internet. Today, thousands of dealers, transport brokers, auctions, manufacturers, rental car companies, salvage yards and others access CentralDispatch on a daily basis to move vehicles of all types. CentralDispatch has grown into the largest real-time auto transport marketplace. It enables shippers across North America to save time and money when transporting vehicles by providing access to virtually every licensed interstate car carrier in the United States, more than 5,000 carriers.