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Old 04-19-2017, 12:52 PM   #1
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I won a car on BaT, don't get excited its a Miata . I bought it for SCCA AutoX, Track days etc. I want to learn to drive better at the limit before I put the 'vette on the track ...

Can anyone recommend a shipper? I shipped a car once and the damage almost outstripped the cost! You recommendations would go a long way. If it was not for work I would drive!

Thanks Chris
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It's a Miata so your not out much if it get damaged. Try www.uShip.com
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You can go with some of the established auto shippers (Reliable Carriers, Intercity Lines, etc.). These cost more, but they actually own the trucks, drivers are employees, there is accountability.

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You can use a Broker, who just bids it out to the lowest bid. They have no trucks, no employees, you get what you pay for.

Your car, your choice. Either the right way or the cheap way.

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Guys,

I won a car on BaT, don't get excited its a Miata . I bought it for SCCA AutoX, Track days etc. I want to learn to drive better at the limit before I put the 'vette on the track ...

Can anyone recommend a shipper? I shipped a car once and the damage almost outstripped the cost! You recommendations would go a long way. If it was not for work I would drive!

Thanks Chris
We'd love to help! You can check out our reviews on Angie's List, BBB, and Consumer Affairs to see what others have said, and then give us a call at 847-557-0200 or get a free quote on our website.
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Guys,

I won a car on BaT, don't get excited its a Miata . I bought it for SCCA AutoX, Track days etc. I want to learn to drive better at the limit before I put the 'vette on the track ...

Can anyone recommend a shipper? I shipped a car once and the damage almost outstripped the cost! You recommendations would go a long way. If it was not for work I would drive!

Thanks Chris
Chris,
Last November I got pricing to ship a 68 Corvette from Orlando Florida to New Jersey. For enclosed shipping Reliable was nearly $1,500.00, Horseless Carriage was $1,200.00 and there were a few not as well known at right around $900.00. Open shipping was in the $600.00 range. I drove down, rented a U Haul 4 wheel trailer (5 days $300.00) one way and drove back, saved more than half.
My guess for enclosed transport from L.A. to MD. would be double those numbers.

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We'd love to help! You can check out our reviews on Angie's List, BBB, and Consumer Affairs to see what others have said, and then give us a call at 847-557-0200 or get a free quote on our website.
Does Executive Auto Shippers own their own trucks? Are the drivers employees? Do you put the job out for bid?
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Guys, Thanks exactly the information I needed!
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I don't understand that you had damages that almost outstripped the cost of the car? I have shipped lots of cars, never more than a scratch or a scuff but if there was more the shipper has insurance just for that reason.
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I used Passport Transport and highly recommend them. Car was shipped from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas for around $200.00 less than the Reliable and InterCity quotes. Once a driver was assigned, which took about a week, he communicated with me every step of the way. Car was picked up Saturday morning and in my driveway Sunday morning!
I made the mistake of getting a quote online from a broker. The phone calls and text messages never stop!!!!!
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Does Executive Auto Shippers own their own trucks? Are the drivers employees? Do you put the job out for bid?
We don't own our own trucks, but we have an in-house network of over 3000 carriers. In this industry, there is one software company and every company uses it. This is our method of pricing vehicles based on specific routes. When an order is placed, it automatically hits this system. The carriers we assign as based on previous performance from our internal rating system. We also verbally verify insurance and federal safety ratings every time we use the carrier.
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most companies like EAS do it like that the small independents almost cant afford to compete
Just sent a 1 ton dually from Ca to NJ was 700 open carrier
He had about 8 cars on his truck no little guy could even cover expenses for that. They all have insurance dont worry about it.
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Presently working with Executive Auto arrange pick up. Thanks for the help!
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