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Old 08-03-2011, 05:11 PM
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Choosing an Auto Transport Company

Does anyone here have the secret formula for finding a reputable Auto Transport Company that aren't scammers?

I don't think it would be wise to post any actual names here on this thread so PM me, if you have a particular Company in mind, either pro or con.

Any advice or comments will be greatly appreciated.

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There are awesome companies on www.uship.com
You place an ad what you're asking to have shipped, and various companies bid on it. Lots have good references.
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Oh man I got screwed by one in particular.

Plaza Auto Transport. They will make you an offer that is 3-400 under all the other companies. When you call them you find out they're basically a broker and they 'post' your order to various hauler outfits. This costs you 200 bucks. non refundable. THEN you get a phonecall that says 'well your offer was too low, no one will take the job, lets bump the price up (remember I paid 200 bucks NON refundable) Suddenly you're paying the driver the same rate as all the other supposedly higher estimates you got before this all started.

I would advertise on U ship; but understand that they're all going to be in the same ballpark. It cost me 1100 to ship a toyota rav4 from novato california to syracuse new york; in an open car hauler. I had to pay the driver COD or a cashiers check.

And, I had to meet him at the local grocery store parking lot, because his rig couldnt get down my residential street. They also usually need a fair amount of room to do the transaction, because he has to jockey cars around
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Thank you both - - - from what I understand Uship has to have a valid Facebook Account and that ain't gonna happen with this O.F. so I guess Uship is a no go for me.
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From where to where

I know of a guy in Southern CA that makes regular trips to Central Texas.
This is the guy that brought my Ranchero from Whittier CA

He picked up the car when he said he would---and it was delivered when he said it would be delivered
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Thanks for the reply Bryan - - - the truck is currently in Minnesota at 33Terraplane's house and I need it delivered to Buffalo, Texas or within 50 miles because it is a driver (I hope anyhow )

If this is out of his territory, maybe he has a friend that he would recommend.
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sorry on the U ship thing. Keep us posted
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Thank you both - - - from what I understand Uship has to have a valid Facebook Account and that ain't gonna happen with this O.F. so I guess Uship is a no go for me.
What? I don't think so..... I may be wrong but I don't think you need a fb account to make a post, or bid on one.... Wierd
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No prob - - - after I x'd out of their site I've gotten several emails and so far "without" a facebook account but no haulers yet.
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Uship

I don't think you need a FB account for Uship. However, I really don't like! It's quite annoying, because once you sign-up they relentlessly send you emails.
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Obviously you don't but when I was registering it sure indicated that you did. I've received a couple of emails already. One thing that has really surprised me is that everyone except one that I have talked to wanted the money up front even BEFORE they scheduled a pickup date and I told them not to hold their breath - - - - spoke with one today that said that was rubbish and to never agree to that. He said they pick the vehicle up and then either invoice you or you pay upon delivery so hopefully he will get back with me.
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Hey Bro, I haven't ever used an auto transport company. I've got a good trusty car hauler trailer. If it wasn't so doggone far away I'd consider helping you retrieve it. So, This group appears to be top notch, but I can't personally vouch for them. See what you think;http://www.intercitylines.com/
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Thanks Pard, I do appreciate the gesture and I would do the same. My son and a Car Buddy have both offered to take their rigs and meet 33Terraplane in KC which is very possible what we may end up doing but my back has been so iffy that I was considering a Hauler. I did talk to a feller yesterday that told me 67 cents a mile was the going rate and that he would try and find me a driver. He also said that they don't need any money up front and it can be paid upon delivery of the vehicle. I got excited about that call but he hasn't called me back ?yet? so I guess time will tell. If I end up going to KC, I will get to meet 33Terraplane and his Wiffy and hang out with friends for 3 days so that's a win win ain't it?
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a good shipper

i hang out on the ebay motors board some and most of those folks use the same transport company and reccomend it highly. i have no affiliation with them i would just like to see you get your truck home safely and as cheap as possible. go to dieselgal.com and see what you think. personally i would try them if i had a need
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There are awesome companies on www.uship.com
You place an ad what you're asking to have shipped, and various companies bid on it. Lots have good references.
Here's an update. I did sign up with Uship and after many many many emails, I replied to one and ended up accepting the bid. All they required was a small Credit Card deposit with the balance to be paid upon delivery. I have already spoke with the driver and, from our conversation (fingers crossed big time) i appears that he will be picking the truck up sometime next week around Wednesday. Problem with these things is you don't really know until ALL OF IT is over. Thanks for your recommendation, Graham.
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I don't think you need a FB account for Uship. However, I really don't like! It's quite annoying, because once you sign-up they relentlessly send you emails.
You were correct. I didn't need a FB account and did all the transactions and received all the bids at my email. Hopefully, I won't get anymore now that I've agreed to a quote.???????????

Thanks again to all who commented,
WR
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