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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

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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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

Does anyone have any history on shipping from Lima Peru to Oakland or Los Angeles? Recommendations and cost? Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:43 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

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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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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

yes, from Sac or SJ to Houston was 700-800 a few years back and quotes are coming at 1200+ right now
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:58 am    Post subject: Costs to ship a vehicle from the West Coast to the East ?? Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 4:28 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

I bought a roller project VW van in California and need enclosed shipping to Canada, with import. Does anyone have a recommendation?
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

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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.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

Hello, just a note to let folks know Next Mile Auto Transport (as mentioned in this thread) worked out great for me. The actual provider was Elite Auto Transport out of Oregon. Turns out they're VW nuts too!

I needed a fixed day for the pickup and Next Mile provided that.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

Just used Jeff/Ellen at 4 Corners Transport again.

Called at 10:00am est and by 11:00am I had a truck assigned to get my car the next day in Florida to bring at back to MA.

UPDATE: Car picked up Friday afternoon in Sarasota FL and was at my house on Monday afternoon.

BEST OF ALL....I contracted for open shipping and the car showed up via enclosed. Don't know why...don't care. Just happy

This is the 3rd time I have used 4 Corners in the last 12 months
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:32 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

If bringing your things in the camper is not an option try mailing to US Post Office under general delivery, I've done that several times with camping gear and tent camping out west.

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I am looking into shipping a Vanagon Westfalia across the country for a vacation trip. I was surprised to find that the vehicle is supposedly to be essentially empty due to regulations. That kind of negates shipping for my purpose.
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"... does not authorize personal belongings in the vehicle. ... No more than 100 pounds of soft goods such as pillows or blankets. Not only are auto shipping and car transport companies not insured for household goods, it is against the law for them to transport anything except your vehicle. The auto shipping and car transport truck is subject to inspection by the DOT and the Police at every state line and can be fined up to $10,000 if found to be carrying household goods. The car is subject to being impounded and all fines and expenses will be passed along to the owner of the car. ... ULTIMATELY it is up to the driver if he wishes to let you put anything in the vehicle so you will need to discuss this with them.



Also who you contacted sounds like a broker using multi car haulers so they are driving on and off so need to have room to drive and see. Also "your" loading of a car may not "stay" where it should during the ride.

I did not contact anyone yet. This is from the website of one of the most recommended in this thread.

I wasn't really clear in my post- I am not packing the van full of stuff to transport, but loading with camping gear, clothes and etc. for a 2-week camping trip (no food). While this is probably fine, I cannot plan a huge trip dependent on the van loaded to be rejected at the last minute. I do think that with items under a locked rear seat, I'd be pretty clear, but I'd like to utilize more of the van space, so I, and family, are flying with only carry one luggage.

Last flying trip with the family and all of our camping gear was $340 in luggage fees. I'd rather put that to the van shipment instead!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

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I am looking into shipping a Vanagon Westfalia across the country for a vacation trip. I was surprised to find that the vehicle is supposedly to be essentially empty due to regulations. That kind of negates shipping for my purpose.
Bold is by me, caps were in their text

"... does not authorize personal belongings in the vehicle. ... No more than 100 pounds of soft goods such as pillows or blankets. Not only are auto shipping and car transport companies not insured for household goods, it is against the law for them to transport anything except your vehicle. The auto shipping and car transport truck is subject to inspection by the DOT and the Police at every state line and can be fined up to $10,000 if found to be carrying household goods. The car is subject to being impounded and all fines and expenses will be passed along to the owner of the car. ... ULTIMATELY it is up to the driver if he wishes to let you put anything in the vehicle so you will need to discuss this with them.



Also who you contacted sounds like a broker using multi car haulers so they are driving on and off so need to have room to drive and see. Also "your" loading of a car may not "stay" where it should during the ride.

I did not contact anyone yet. This is from the website of one of the most recommended in this thread.

I wasn't really clear in my post- I am not packing the van full of stuff to transport, but loading with camping gear, clothes and etc. for a 2-week camping trip (no food). While this is probably fine, I cannot plan a huge trip dependent on the van loaded to be rejected at the last minute. I do think that with items under a locked rear seat, I'd be pretty clear, but I'd like to utilize more of the van space, so I, and family, are flying with only carry one luggage.

Last flying trip with the family and all of our camping gear was $340 in luggage fees. I'd rather put that to the van shipment instead!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:15 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

Just received my vehicle the other day from Four Corners Transport and I'm very satisfied with the shipping as vehicle was a little rougher that indicated in the sale. They were professional, experienced and careful with moving the non operative. From my experience over the last 14 years you have to shop around for an auto transporter willing to move a non running/braking vehicle.

https://www.fourcornerstransportservices.com

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I just hired Four Corners Transport based solely on the positive results here on this thread and waiting for pick up and delivery as we speak.

The vehicle does not have an engine so it was a big plus to have them say yes no problem as I had checked with other transporters and they basically turned my request down. I needed it done in a hurry and the quote was within minutes after I filled out the forms they sent me I called in my credit card and it was done. I should have the vehicle picked up in 4 days.

https://www.fourcornerstransportservices.com

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:49 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Transport/Shipping Information Reply with quote

vanagonjr, cool idea I'm interested to see who you ended up with as I may do the same in the future with my Westy.

vanagonjr wrote:
I am looking into shipping a Vanagon Westfalia across the country for a vacation trip. I was surprised to find that the vehicle is supposedly to be essentially empty due to regulations. That kind of negates shipping for my purpose.
Bold is by me, caps were in their text

"... does not authorize personal belongings in the vehicle. ... No more than 100 pounds of soft goods such as pillows or blankets. Not only are auto shipping and car transport companies not insured for household goods, it is against the law for them to transport anything except your vehicle. The auto shipping and car transport truck is subject to inspection by the DOT and the Police at every state line and can be fined up to $10,000 if found to be carrying household goods. The car is subject to being impounded and all fines and expenses will be passed along to the owner of the car. ... ULTIMATELY it is up to the driver if he wishes to let you put anything in the vehicle so you will need to discuss this with them.

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