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Car transport from Texas to California

Car transport from Texas to California

As one of the nation’s largest sources for quality and affordable auto transport, we are affected by any changes in the volume of new and used vehicle sales. If cars and trucks are being purchased, that also means shipping is more likely to be needed to transport cars interstate and out of state to meet the growing demand.

When the recession hit its low in 2009, so did car sales. This meant our industry suffered alongside those of many other Americans. Throughout 2012 and into the early part of 2013, however, car sales in the US are surging like they never have before. According to an article in Auto World News, 2013 could further extend last year’s record for the highest sales volume of automobiles ever recorded.

Sales, Transport, & Understanding the Numbers

A couple scenarios for how brokers are used by businesses and individuals will provide a sense of how auto transport success waxes and wanes in direct conjunction with overall sales of cars. If a dealership in LA needs additional units of a certain model of car, ownership can have the vehicles shipped to California from any location nationwide. Another example would be a car show in Dallas. Owners must ship the cars to Texas for the event.

The figures for 2013 car sales are in the realm of reasonable speculation at this point, since we are still in the first quarter of the year. Nonetheless, the trend is promising – per the calculations provided in the report. Projections suggest that throughput is expected to hit 839 by year’s end, which will outpace last year’s record number by 27 units (an increase of 3.3%). Throughput is an industry term referring to the sales volume, average number of units sold, per dealership.

Texas & California Leading the Ranks for New Dealerships

Sales unit volume is not the only aspect of the auto sales world that is trending upward. The number of dealerships in the country is on the rise as well. In 1991 dealership numbers hit a high at 24,200. For the next 18 years, though, the quantity of dealerships decreased, finally crashing in 2009.

This year, however, suggests the auto industry is recovering from multiple angles. The beginning of 2013 reveals a half-percent increase in dealerships nationwide – 17,851 as of January, with the biggest jumps in Texas and California. Combined with increasing throughput numbers, it appears that 2013 will be a banner year for the industry.