AmeriFreight was founded in 2004 and is yet another solid choice for your enclosed auto shipment. If you’re looking for extra discounts or damage protection beyond the standard level of carrier insurance, AmeriFreight is well worth your consideration.
You’re likely considering enclosed car transport to make sure nothing happens to your car while it's traveling in the carrier.
Unfortunately, accidents still happen.
While AmeriFreight ensures each of its contracted car carriers has insurance, that insurance often has exclusions the carrier won’t pay for.
Was your car damaged during loading or unloading? You’re out of luck. Was it damaged while in storage? No dice again. Was it damaged by an act of nature? Whip out your checkbook.
Luckily, AmeriFreight bridges this insurance gap with its AF Total Assurance (AFta) plan. The AFta plan functions a lot like gap insurance—it’s a cushion between those insurance exclusions and your bank account.
We like this option because it not only gives you a nice buffer in the (unlikely) event your car carrier refuses to pay for repairs, but it also gives you forty-eight hours to report any scrapes or scratches. This way, you don’t feel pressure to investigate every inch of your car before the carrier takes off.
Enclosed car shipping can get pricey, so we appreciate any opportunity to save a bit of money.
AmeriFreight stands out in this regard because it advertises the most discounts of any auto shipper on our list.
Here’s a quick look at the discounts* it has to offer:
- Senior citizen discount: $25
- Student discount: $25
- First responder discount: $35
- Military discount: $35
- Early bird discount**: $35
- Return customer discount: $50
- Multiple vehicle discount: $50 off every additional vehicle in your shipment
To learn more, read our full AmeriFreight review.