An auto transport broker is a type of cargo broker that specializes in the shipping and transportation of vehicles. Most vehicles shipped in the U.S. are cars and trucks, but many brokers handle boats, RVs, motorcycles and other types of vehicles as well. Auto transport is classified as "specialized freight trucking" under NAICS code 484230.
An auto transport broker is part of the personal vehicle freight business industry chain.
The individual or business that needs to move a car or other vehicle is the shipper; the shipper contacts a broker, who issues a price quote to the shipper, then finds a carrier, which is the individual or company that actually employs drivers and operates the car transport equipment.