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Old December 1st, 2013, 02:39 PM
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Car Transport Companies...

Hey all,

Just a wondering if anyone has moved any car transport companies, I am moving from Chicago to Colorado and don't really want to drive the old 90 all the way out there. Any advice on insurance or stories of companies taking the truck and stealing it it...??

Any names or good experience with companies would be appreciated.

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Old December 1st, 2013, 02:53 PM
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I'm having a disco brought from Oregon to VT right now, I'll let you know how they do...
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uship.com.

Don't go for the lowball bidder, go for a reasonable bid from a company with solid reviews.
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Old December 1st, 2013, 03:30 PM
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Old December 1st, 2013, 07:17 PM
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thanks very much, I'll be looking into them.
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uship.com.

Don't go for the lowball bidder, go for a reasonable bid from a company with solid reviews.
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The lowest bidder will be some Russian dude with a rotted out dually and sketchy trailer.
......and we have all seen the Youtube dash cam videos of Russian drivers!

In all seriousness, UShip and other bid-based brokers are okay to use for a 4x4 rig like a well-used Defender, but never use UShip for anything rare or vintage that has serious value.
Intercity Lines is what I use for that stuff.

UShip got my Defender 110 from PA to MA for $400 and this time Viktor only was a day late because he thought it was Duxbury, VT. True story. This was in 2009.
Good prices, but what Chris said is spot on. The low bid is the independent trucker's way to fill time and if he gets a better offer inbetween he'll bail on your order claiming his rig broke or something.
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Old December 1st, 2013, 09:10 PM
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Ive used a broker every time Ive shipped a vehicle. Just shipped a new Prius from NC to West Texas...pickup was 2 days after the initial estimate but the driver delivered 3 days quicker than expected so not horrible. They claim they will cover any damage/loss, but I don't know if I trust a rare/exotic than to a direct transport company like DAS.
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Old December 1st, 2013, 09:20 PM
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I have had good luck going through a broker with many cars including a d90.
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Old December 1st, 2013, 09:23 PM
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Grabbed the quote from an old thread. Not sure her contact info is accurate still though. I used Athena (a broker) to find a truck for my 110 from Maryland out to Utah. Came through without a scratch. She does what she says she will do. Highly recommend. (The other broker did not do what they said).


"I've used Athena Hall for my D90 twice and for another car twice as well. No issues. I think others on this forum have used her as well. Very nice and no issues.

Athena Hall
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Old December 1st, 2013, 09:54 PM
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Grabbed the quote from an old thread. Not sure her contact info is accurate still though. I used Athena (a broker) to find a truck for my 110 from Maryland out to Utah. Came through without a scratch. She does what she says she will do. Highly recommend. (The other broker did not do what they said).


"I've used Athena Hall for my D90 twice and for another car twice as well. No issues. I think others on this forum have used her as well. Very nice and no issues.

Athena Hall
athenahall@msn.com
618-942-8380"

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...p/t-21956.html
I have also used Athena multiple times... highly recommended.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 01:26 AM
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On a side note, a NAS D90 (and other Defenders, presumably) will fit on a standard household goods moving truck. Most of the drivers carry ramps for this. I've done it a few times now.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 07:36 AM
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When shipping a car you have to decide if you want it hauled in the open on a regular transporter (cheapest but vulnerable to damage) or inside a closed trailer. When we are asked for shipper endorsements we only recommend closed haulers because of the significant risk of damage in the open trailers.

That does not mean you won't have a good experience and save money - it just means you get what you pay for and if you are a business hauling lots of cars for people whose main concern is getting it there neat clean and without damage you choose the path that delivers that result. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a cheap one time haul - you might make a different choice and hope for the good outcome (which is likely).

For me the hauler would be Intercity Lines, Passport Transport, or Horseless Carriage
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 02:53 PM
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What can one expect to pay for regular transport? I have heard an old rule of thumb was $1 mile, but does anyone have a better comparison? I'm trying to figure out the best course of action of getting one of my series from CT out here to NE.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 03:14 PM
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Depends on if you are in the vicinity of a major Interstate route. Just paid $980 for NC to West Texas so much less than $1 mile...both pickup and delivery were just off Interstates.
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The driver that shipped a Bentley for me out to WA a few years ago told me that cross country costs $900 for the shipping company. That covers gas, tolls, insurance, etc. Anything more than that is profit. I paid slightly less than that to get my 90 from CO to VA and I'm currently getting quotes on getting something else from New England down to VA and it's running $750. Those 3 data points tell a pretty consistent story.
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Grabbed the quote from an old thread. Not sure her contact info is accurate still though. I used Athena (a broker) to find a truck for my 110 from Maryland out to Utah. Came through without a scratch. She does what she says she will do. Highly recommend. (The other broker did not do what they said).


"I've used Athena Hall for my D90 twice and for another car twice as well. No issues. I think others on this forum have used her as well. Very nice and no issues.

Athena Hall
athenahall@msn.com
618-942-8380"

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I used Athena Highly recommend her. Mine was 800.00 from Long Island-St. Louis on an open carrier. 1983 110 not modified with roof rack etc... Mindful it was picked up during the last snow storm and that influenced the pricing a bit.
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I used Anita. Highly recommend her. Mine was 800.00 from Long Island-St. Louis on an open carrier. 1983 110 not modified with roof rack etc... Mindful it was picked up during the last snow storm and that influenced the pricing a bit.

You have her contact number? Thanks
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