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Old December 18th, 2009, 05:30 PM
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transporting truck across country.

im looking to purchase another defender... this one doesnt run, and i would need to move it across the country.
does anyone have a reliable/honest trucking company they could recommend? im looking to get this done as cheaply as possible, and iv gotten some OUTRAGEOUS quotes... help!

thanks in advance for your input!

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Old December 18th, 2009, 05:42 PM
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Try Accelerated Express out of Colorado..... can't seem to find the number, but try and google them. I used them several times, good rates, great service.

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Old December 18th, 2009, 05:51 PM
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Call Fedex. they took over horseless carriage a few years ago and have very competitive prices for long distances. They were close to the least expensive to get the car to Pebble last summer and, almost as importantly, were able to easily schedule pickup rather than relying on a subcontractor.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 06:18 PM
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Call Sherri at Cowboys Transport and Delivery 903-425-8100. Dale Knepp (RoverTrader) gave me their name and they have been great to deal with. Told me what day they would pick up and what day it would be there. No Broker that says shoulda Woulda Maybe in a week. Plus you only pay their rate not them plus the broker. They will be bringing Tet back to Texas the first of the year.

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Old December 18th, 2009, 06:30 PM
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Being that it doesn't run is probably why the prices are outrageous. Try these:

I've checked with all these guys in the past, and Mercury was the most reasonable and the most pleasurable to work with. A fairly reasonable quote is usually 50 cents for every mile as a rough guesstimate (if running).

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Barnes Auto Transportation
JVC Trucking
Car Hauler
McNutt Tranportation
Auto Zipper
Mercury Auto Tranport
DAS Auto Shippers
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Old December 18th, 2009, 07:36 PM
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Unless it does not run for a very expensive reason, it is often cheaper to get it running and then ship it.
*not legal advice*
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Old December 18th, 2009, 09:07 PM
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Call Jeff Barnes at Barnes transportation. He has moved our Rovers back and forth several times cross country. He is listed on ECRs website as well.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 01:49 PM
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I've had realy good luck with . You list your shipment and then people bid on it. The shippers have feedback scores so you can choose people who are dependable. The prices end up being second to none in my experience.

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