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67 Florida Deluxe Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:22 pm

Through the years, I've had lots of cars shipped to me and from me. Usually without incident. Recently, I have had repeat success with two I've bought and had shipped to me and one that I sold and recommended to the buyer. All were with Montway Auto Transport. They were all in enclosed transports. Booking was easy and the price was very competitive, especially with the "cash" option. Granted, each actual truck and driver is independent, but they must vet them pretty well. I would use Montway again.

WM971252 Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:00 pm

67 Florida Deluxe wrote: Through the years, I've had lots of cars shipped to me and from me. Usually without incident. Recently, I have had repeat success with two I've bought and had shipped to me and one that I sold and recommended to the buyer. All were with Montway Auto Transport. They were all in enclosed transports. Booking was easy and the price was very competitive, especially with the "cash" option. Granted, each actual truck and driver is independent, but they must vet them pretty well. I would use Montway again.

Lucky for you..... they are the most hated brokers for the actual haulers. You should see some of the slams their president did to “them dumb truckers”.

One of our regulars got a royal screw by them before he found me.

RocketA Sun May 10, 2020 3:56 pm

Thinking about being nice and helping my brother out with shipping a car pretty much coast to coast.

Does anyone know if the pandemic and very low gas prices are causing lower shipping prices or are the brokers still trying to squeeze everyone?

WM971252 Mon May 11, 2020 4:23 pm

RocketA wrote: Thinking about being nice and helping my brother out with shipping a car pretty much coast to coast.

Does anyone know if the pandemic and very low gas prices are causing lower shipping prices or are the brokers still trying to squeeze everyone?

Yes fuel is low but there is less moving so rates are not much different..... Brokers, well they are posting more how they are screwing drivers so there are less and less hauling for some brokers.

buseric Sun May 31, 2020 4:28 am

I bought a roller project VW van in California and need enclosed shipping to Canada, with import. Does anyone have a recommendation?

mikec4193 Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:58 am

HI Samba folks

I had a 1970 VW Beetle maybe 2 years ago shipped from San Diego CA to Mechanicville NY for like $1500 to $1800 dollars...I just recently in the last couple of weeks, found an off topic vintage vehicle that ran and drove from Oakhurst CA and to ship it to Mechanicville NY the lowest quote was over $3000.00.

Is this jump in shipping due to the current pandemic?....I do know gas is less now than it was 2 years ago...

Has anybody else seen a huge jump in shipping costs recently??

Any insight would be much appreciated.

MikeC

Erik G Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:35 am

yes, from Sac or SJ to Houston was 700-800 a few years back and quotes are coming at 1200+ right now

67 Florida Deluxe Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:16 pm

I lined up an auto transport today and was kinda shocked at the price. Apparently, there's a shortage of drivers and a LOT of demand for auto transports for a variety of reasons recently. One is a big uptick in vintage/classic/specialty car sales of late. So that's the whole supply/demand part of the equation.

The other part as I learned over the years is location of the pickup or drop-off. If it's not on a main route or very close to it (the low-hanging fruit), the cost can go up a lot the further away from the main routes with no drop-off to exchange near the pick-up. Drivers like to stay close to main routes and have pick ups and drop offs along the way to keep the truck full, which maximizes their pay and makes their lives easier.

Burfbug Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:08 am

Well, I just contracted with 4 Corners Transport for a pickup in San Jose, CA, and deliver to Palmer Lake, CO. I'll let you all know how it goes.

slapin Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:14 pm

I did not use Montway, but I received a quote online. They instantly subscribed me to their text bot service to give me updates, even though I never booked with them. Also, if you call their 1-800 number, you get put through to a spam bot that takes you through 4 or 5 "very special offers for our callers" where you get to hear about AT&T internet and other useless crap. Pass.

CB_Cyclone Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:21 pm

Burfbug wrote: Well, I just contracted with 4 Corners Transport for a pickup in San Jose, CA, and deliver to Palmer Lake, CO. I'll let you all know how it goes.
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ermuckelberg Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:43 am

Has anybody ever used Mercury Auto transport? I’m thinking about having a bus shipped and their quote is far more reasonable than any other. Far more reasonable. Any thoughts?

jdwitham Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:13 pm

Does anyone have any history on shipping from Lima Peru to Oakland or Los Angeles? Recommendations and cost? Thanks

BCLi Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:13 pm

CB_Cyclone wrote: Burfbug wrote: Well, I just contracted with 4 Corners Transport for a pickup in San Jose, CA, and deliver to Palmer Lake, CO. I'll let you all know how it goes.
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I just did a transport from San Diego to Colorado Springs, CO. Jeff did a great job keeping me informed, letting me know about timing with regard to having the job posted as well as the selection process for a transporter, and created an easy environment regarding payment without having to carry around lots of cash. LAR Transport was excellent - the driver Tory did a great job with the covered transport on time and with good communication. I worried needlessly about bad scenarios, and 4Corners and LAR were professional, with cost that was cheaper than all of the other 'offers'.



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