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Old March 25th, 2015, 04:20 PM
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Vehicle Transport Nightmare

So far my experience with trying to get my 90 from the Midwest to the NE has been a nightmare. Broken promises and back stabbing carriers trying to one up each other and the vehicle still hasn't been moved.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 04:45 PM
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You should either deal directly with a shipper that controls their own fleet or with a good broker that sees the move through (rather than just taking your money and making a few calls).

Here's the most recent thread on this topic I believe. There's a bunch of other threads too if you search.
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...try-60579.html
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Old March 25th, 2015, 04:55 PM
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What kind of issues are you having? I have literally never had a problem going through a well established transport company. If you are shopping for bottom dollar rates... well you get what you pay for.

I don't know if they can service Ohio, but I like to do business with these guys:

Chips Auto Transport | A+ BBB Rating | Car Shipping Since 1971
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Old March 25th, 2015, 04:55 PM
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While I had a bad experience with the actual vehicle, I had a good experience (as have others) with:
safewaycartransport.com (Mike, 586-580-8668)
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Old March 25th, 2015, 05:02 PM
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"backstabbing carriers trying to one up each other" implies that you have multiple carriers trying to pick up a single car. This is by definition impossible. Can you clarify as to what exactly is going on?

Have you actually paid for a service or do you need a reference for a reliable carrier?
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Old March 25th, 2015, 05:04 PM
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"backstabbing carriers trying to one up each other" implies that you have multiple carriers trying to pick up a single car. This is by definition impossible and/or fraudulent. Can you clarify as to what exactly is going on?

Have you actually paid for a service or do you need a reference for a reliable carrier?
Many times you contract a broker (and pay them up front), and they "shop it around" to find an actual carrier to grab it. I'm guessing this is what he was referring to, but the broker couldn't actually connect with a carrier that had his sh*t together or would keep his word to get the truck.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 05:32 PM
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Thank you for the link to the previous thread I didn't see that one before. I contacted a broker about a month ago and followed up several times. This morning I got fed up and searched for other brokers which opened the flood gate for phone calls and email. I have since canceled my orders and am letting Athena see what she can do. She is the first person that sounds honest and not full of crap.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 05:57 PM
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This is such a foreign concept to me - I call a transport company, tell them what the car is, where it is, and where its going. They give me a price and a pickup/delivery date. Done deal. Call Chip's
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
For anyone in the future looking at this thread (all 2 of you that search this topic....) DONT EVER PAY ANY SHIPPER UPFRONT TO MOVE YOUR VEHICLE!!!!
If you're still reading, search and you'll see great discussions on this topic.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 08:58 PM
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT For anyone in the future looking at this thread (all 2 of you that search this topic....) DONT EVER PAY ANY SHIPPER UPFRONT TO MOVE YOUR VEHICLE!!!! If you're still reading, search and you'll see great discussions on this topic.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 09:05 PM
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While I had a bad experience with the actual vehicle, I had a good experience (as have others) with: safewaycartransport.com (Mike, 586-580-8668)
I second Safeway.

Problem is they are all brokers trying to balance the line of low cost and actually getting your car shipped. If you pay the going rate it will get picked up and shipped right away. If you were quoted a price that was too good to be true your car will never get picked up because a better paying customer will always cut the line
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Old March 25th, 2015, 09:44 PM
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Search Athena...you will find her number. She is a good quality broker...she will find you a quality shipper at a fair price.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 10:04 PM
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I am pleased with how straightforward she is so far.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 11:36 PM
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I used Montway to haul my 90 from PA to OR. Why? They are a shipper, NOT a broker. Cheap, fast, reliable. Perfect.

Montway Auto Transport: Five Star Car Shipping Company
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Old March 26th, 2015, 07:39 AM
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Best transport company

Coast to Coast
Ask for Chase

They own their trucks

No cash upfront ( that speaks volumes )

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Old March 26th, 2015, 10:09 AM
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Thanks for all the help!
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Old April 9th, 2015, 09:55 AM
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At 08:00 EST my Defender finally left the Midwest on a truck for the East. You would think being on a major route like I-80 would make shipping a vehicle fairly easy....not so much! If only I had some Baileys for my coffee to celebrate!
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Old April 9th, 2015, 10:12 AM
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Give us some data points. Who did you use and what was the cost?
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Old April 9th, 2015, 10:27 AM
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I tried getting quotes online which turned into an email, phone call and text circus. I then contacted Athena Hall who was recommended by the board and who was very nice. In the end a small carrier Bill Copp out of Maine was in the area and we were able to make a deal. He was suppose to pick up a convertible, but due to the heavy rains the broker wouldn't let it go. He is taking my 90 from OH to ME for $700.
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Man im so sorry to hear that… Maybe this will make you feel better. I bought a 109 5 door in Oklahoma and hired a guy off Uship to bring it to florida. Truck was loaded with 3k in spare parts in the back.

He has transmission problems outside memphis and calls to say he will only bring it the rest of the way if i agree to pay for his tranny if it blows up on the way! I said there is no way in hell I'm covering any repair costs to your truck… He ended up abandoning the truck in the middle of the night in one of the shadiest parts of Memphis..

Moral of the story…it can always be worse! Sucks it hasn't moved but at least its secure
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