A Legacy of Excellence: Over 20 Years of Trusted Vehicle Transport Services From DCAT

By Spencer Hulse Spencer Hulse has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on January 11, 2024

Keeping a business running and profitable is challenging in today’s economy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 20 percent of independent companies in the US fail within their first year. That number increases yearly to 70 percent by the 10th year. Steve Yariv, however, is not at all worried about these statistics.

“I am not solely focused on getting a return on my investment or just recouping my money,” Yariv explains. “Building a successful business takes time and is not something that happens overnight. It requires patience and a long-term approach, contrary to the expectation of immediate results.”

Steve Yariv is the founder and CEO of West Palm Beach-based Dealer’s Choice Auto Transport, a fully insured auto transportation option for high-line and exotic vehicles and affordable ways to move regular family cars.

Building a brand that delivers on its promises takes not only time and money but a team of experts as well. Unlike some business owners, Yariv doesn’t try to take all the credit for DCAT’s success. He has a dedicated team in the office, dispatching cars and answering phones throughout the day, as well as drivers moving the vehicles.

“It’s crucial to understand that our team truly consists of the best professionals in the industry. Our dispatchers and drivers are top-notch, and we offer the highest pay rates compared to any other company,” Yariv says. “In fact, I pay my office personnel between 50 and 100 percent more than competitors. This significant difference in compensation ensures that we attract and retain the best talent available.”

While based in Florida, Dealer’s Choice Auto Transport delivers vehicles throughout the continental United States. DCAT provides reliable car shipping and door-to-door auto transport for vehicles ranging from the beloved everyday car for a military family being transferred across the country to classic cars on their way to a show.

Steve Yariv’s success is also due to tapping into a new source for his workforce: women. This isn’t a matter of gallantly making up for past industry mistakes or providing equal opportunities. It’s about using the available skilled talent. Yariv has found that women have erroneously been overlooked due to outdated notions that they aren’t good with cars or making deals.

“In the automotive industry, especially, women have emerged as a formidable force. More women are securing positions in sales management than ever before,” Steve explains. “This isn’t about favoritism or attempting to give women jobs based on gender; it’s about recognizing their competence and the value they bring to those positions. I’ve personally witnessed this transformation over the past 20 years, working with numerous dealerships.”

Another factor that sets Dealer’s Choice Auto Transport apart from other auto transport services is how Yariv’s company delivers the vehicles. He has both enclosed vehicle and open trailer car methods available. That way, he can meet the needs of luxury vehicle owners shipping high-value collectibles and people simply wanting to send basic transportation across the country for a college student’s use.

Steve Yariv points out that with DCAT, clients can expect exceptional service. He and his team work to make the process smooth and efficient, eliminating unnecessary questions and paperwork. Once Yariv’s team gets the pickup location, delivery destination, and vehicle details, they provide the client with a confirmation via email.

“Unlike many other companies, we have a different approach when it comes to payment. We don’t require up-front payment or ask for a credit card deposit. We believe in the old-school principle of trust and integrity. Once you place an order with us, there’s no need to worry about giving us a credit card or making any payment arrangements right away. You can rest assured that we’ll be there to fulfill the order as agreed upon.”

Steven Yariv’s long-standing ethic and good reputation are rooted in a life of hard work. His journey from growing up in a low-income household in Brooklyn to becoming a successful business owner is the centerpiece of his success. DCAT’s company trajectory has seen impressive growth, with Steve’s ambition to reach $100 million in revenue in the next ten years. Despite obstacles in the transportation business, the company has consistently grown and adapted since Yariv founded Dealer’s Choice Auto Transport in 2002.

By Spencer Hulse Spencer Hulse has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Spencer Hulse is the Editorial Director at Grit Daily. He is responsible for overseeing other editors and writers, day-to-day operations, and covering breaking news.

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