Recommended companies to have car shipped?

weider1717

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Folks,

I am in need to have a low mile GT500 shipped across country. It is a 4-5k mile car I’d like to have enclosed shipped and not rearranged once in place.

I am clueless where to start it looks to be all non direct and through “uship” type places online.

many help would be great I am trying to get things aligned and payment to the seller soon as I can for them, thanks!
 

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You first need to know how the industry works, here's a pretty good summerization of it:

How Does the Auto Transport Industry Work?


I've used Pat at Ultimate Auto Shipping twice, last year most recently:

Ultimate Auto Shipping Services

He's a broker like most, the more your willing to pay, the faster it get's picked up on the boards. I shipped my 11' from NC to MO, enclosed for $950, door to door. Guy showed up with a custom enclosed 30' car hauler, had an Audi sitting in front of my car. He'll quote you a price, depending on the route, etc., you could get a hit in a day or 3 days.............just depends on if there is a driver heading your way already.

Here is a board they use for reviews:

Best Auto Transport Companies - Ratings As of August 2021 - Transport Reviews
 

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Thanks for the quick replies to both of you. I will dig in more tonight with this Helps a lot!
 

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I just went through this 40 days ago. 5 star reviews blah blah blah

You will not get a pin point date or pick up or drop off.

Best I got was Reliable Auto shippers (who came highly recommended), "We are 4-6 weeks out, we will call you when we are near your area."

And ALSO, if they send a local tow truck to get your car because they promised you an exact pickup date, chances are they are gonna store it in a shipping lot until they have a truck available to transport.

It inspired me to get off my ass and buy a truck and trailer. I find out weekly you gotta be self sustaining in this hobby nowadays.

Off Topic....2 weeks ago you were buying Whipple blowers, and now shipping a car? What ya get?
 
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Heres MONTWAY Auto Shippings fine print. Trash shipper no matter how many stars they have stay away.

I had paid for an exact pickup date. Truck never showed and I took the day off work.

They were gonna pick up with local company (to meet the agreed upon pick up date) than throw my car in a yard till they could get it to its destination. Even though it says days to travel based on milegae, they cant and won't guarantee it

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Reliable has always treated me well.

They probably do a good job and I really wish they could have accommodated me. But they don't give pinpoint pick up dates. Like I said, 4-6 week wait when I was on the hunt, not so long ago...June of this year
 
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They probably do a good job and I really wish they could have accommodated me. But they don't give pinpoint pick up dates. Like I said, 4-6 week wait when I was on the hunt, not so long ago

That must have been an odd time of year, maybe during Barrett Jackson or something. I've shipped with them 3 dozen times and they give me a one or two day pick up window.
 

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Check out Passport Transport as well. Just remember you get what you pay for
 

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Pebble beach is looming, MANNY reliable trucks headed to CA these days, likely why 4-6 weeks.

I have used many shippers, Reliable is my go to.
 

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Reliable told me 4-6 weeks. Then with two weeks to go, they said possibly another 4-6 weeks. Really hard to deal with on the phone. Definitely some arrogant SOBs over there.

After wasting a month of my time, I went with a broker. From initial phone call to driving my new to me GT500, THREE DAYS. Had zero issues, not a scratch.
 

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