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      05-09-2019, 09:08 PM   #155
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I need to ship one of my BMW over 2000 miles (don't have time to drive it).
After a few calls, seems this has become a complex broker driven business, where they behave almost like Uber/Lift, by matching customers with available truckers going on a certain route.
You'd think that with such optimization, one could ship a car across country cheap. Not the case, as they also try to maximize their profit by knowing which brokers you called and giving you the same quote.
Are there still companies out there that operate their own trucks? What's your experience been? Any company that you recommend?

Reliable has their own fleet and depots in Fl, ne and west coast. Used from Stl to LA, LA to WPB, and TPA to Vegas. Expensive, but awesome every time.
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Upscale Auto Transport are jerks. Give you a different date than the time frame you requested then yell at you on the phone and hang up.

They've got some unhinged unprofessional people there.
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I had a great experience shipping my CLS from a New York copart with Dana Auto Transport.

In case anyone is looking for a CA/NY-type of shipping provider
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Do NOT use red carpet. If there's any damage to your vehicle, you're SOL.
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Reading loads of reviews and feedback about car transport when trying to pick a company, I concluded it's a crap shoot. It seems no company has *all* positive reviews. You just have lower risk/higher cost with the 'prestige' type names who own their own trucks and specialize in high end enclosed transport.

I went with Passport Transport, to take my M2 from NJ to Los Angeles. We then flew out to meet it and drove it around the West and back to NJ, ~5k miles. Good experience with the transport (fantastic experience driving the car on various exciting coastal and mountain roads out West ). They gave a pretty wide window of time to pick it up and the transport time. That seems unavoidable, though not ideal particularly in my unusual situation of wanting to plan a trip around flying to meet the car. But they picked it up around the middle of the pick up window, and the time out to CA once they picked it up was also around in the middle of their estimate. The driver Mark, their drivers are company employees driving company trucks, clearly knew what he was doing and loved cars. I got a good feeling from that right away. And the car was in perfect condition when I picked it up. A little pricey compared to some, but worked out for us. I'd go with them again.
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Need vehicle shipped

Curious if anyone runs a vehicle shipping company. I need an f82 moved from Laguna Hills CA to FT Sill OK (Military). Non PCS move so they won't pay for my vehicle to be shipped.

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      05-30-2019, 07:16 AM   #161
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Can’t offer advice but thanks for your service.
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My close friend works at a company that does home moves and they broker car shipments. I use him for that so I don't have to pay the broker fee but I still have to pay full fee (cash on delivery) to the guy who drops my car off. You will prob have to do the same. I can't help you with a deal though just giving some info.
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      05-30-2019, 07:21 AM   #163
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Give BOOF-M3 a shout. Plenty of people have used his shipper’s service with great results and great prices. I got a quote to ship from Arizona to Atlanta that was 30% less than my next lowest quote.

https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1592820
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      05-30-2019, 07:23 AM   #164
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we use Sara @ Trucking
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she seems to also be the lowest each time. We use a few others but lately she has been winning a lot of our business. Just let her know you were referred by Steve Thomas
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I've used - https://www.instagram.com/ishipcars/ and was happy with the service.
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Do NOT use red carpet. If there's any damage to your vehicle, you're SOL.
Did you end up running into an issue? I used red carpet at the recommendation of Steve Thomas BMW and had a good experience. Although I did find out they get an independent transport and they aren't the ones transporting.
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      05-30-2019, 12:03 PM   #167
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Do NOT use red carpet. If there's any damage to your vehicle, you're SOL.
Did you end up running into an issue? I used red carpet at the recommendation of Steve Thomas BMW and had a good experience. Although I did find out they get an independent transport and they aren't the ones transporting.
Yes major issue. Not disclosing much information out of respect to my close friend (I want to avoid him receding any negative publicity or blowback from something he shouldn't), but since they are as you say, if the damage is between 0 and under 3 or 4 thousand, the carrier insurance won't cover damages and driver will bail on you and take the few hundred dollar loss to avoid paying thousands in damages.

Red carpet will also just keep dragging their feet (been 4 months of back and fourth) until the client hopefully gives up.
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      05-30-2019, 01:34 PM   #168
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Yes major issue. Not disclosing much information out of respect to my close friend (I want to avoid him receding any negative publicity or blowback from something he shouldn't), but since they are as you say, if the damage is between 0 and under 3 or 4 thousand, the carrier insurance won't cover damages and driver will bail on you and take the few hundred dollar loss to avoid paying thousands in damages.

Red carpet will also just keep dragging their feet (been 4 months of back and fourth) until the client hopefully gives up.
I mean it's ultimately the driver's responsibility but red carpet provided the insurance policy of the driver for my transport (without asking). It's easy enough to go after the driver with that...
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      05-30-2019, 02:48 PM   #169
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I mean it's ultimately the driver's responsibility but red carpet provided the insurance policy of the driver for my transport (without asking). It's easy enough to go after the driver with that...
Uh no, if I contact a company to ship my car, I expect that company to be responsible for any issues.
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      05-30-2019, 03:11 PM   #170
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Uh no, if I contact a company to ship my car, I expect that company to be responsible for any issues.
Brokers are almost never responsible for the party (seller) who's providing services to a buyer. I won't derail the thread any further but you won't get anywhere going after the broker lawyer or not.
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      05-30-2019, 04:39 PM   #171
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Yes major issue. Not disclosing much information out of respect to my close friend (I want to avoid him receding any negative publicity or blowback from something he shouldn't), but since they are as you say, if the damage is between 0 and under 3 or 4 thousand, the carrier insurance won't cover damages and driver will bail on you and take the few hundred dollar loss to avoid paying thousands in damages.

Red carpet will also just keep dragging their feet (been 4 months of back and fourth) until the client hopefully gives up.
I mean it's ultimately the driver's responsibility but red carpet provided the insurance policy of the driver for my transport (without asking). It's easy enough to go after the driver with that...
Yes, but since red carpet offered minimal support, and does what every other broker in the country does, there is literally no point in choosing them over any other broker. I also was not aware that I'd be shit out of luck if there is any damage to the vehicle.

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I mean it's ultimately the driver's responsibility but red carpet provided the insurance policy of the driver for my transport (without asking). It's easy enough to go after the driver with that...
Uh no, if I contact a company to ship my car, I expect that company to be responsible for any issues.
That's what I was assuming. There would be some kind of assistance from the broker. Red carpet did not even refund me the cost of shipping (which was only a third of the price of the damage) so I'd consider their customer service to be atrocious.
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      10-31-2019, 12:06 PM   #172
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Anyone ship their car east coast to west coast? Or should I make the drive

Hi guys,

I am looking to ship my car from NY-> LA, I was wondering if anyone knew some good companies I can use? Any idea how much it would be? Few google searches and im seeing around $1000-1200..

Looking for input if should ship the car or drive it there, around 2700 miles.

thanks!
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      10-31-2019, 12:20 PM   #173
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It will be around $1000.
If that's what you expect, then PM me. I can recommend the guy I used.
He's a broker. Most shippers now are brokers. It's like real estate agents... they search a board (MLS) that only they have access to, and match you with a driver that's offering their services.
Few big companies will ship cars, but usually as part of a big house move. Not economically feasible to ship only one car in a truck.
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Hi guys,

I am looking to ship my car from NY-> LA, I was wondering if anyone knew some good companies I can use? Any idea how much it would be? Few google searches and im seeing around $1000-1200..

Looking for input if should ship the car or drive it there, around 2700 miles.

thanks!
As I said above, I used Passport Transport for basically that route, NJ right next to NYC to LA. $2,416.09, earlier this year. That's high end enclosed transport, company truck, company driver.
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Do NOT use red carpet. If there's any damage to your vehicle, you're SOL.
Can just confirm, horrible company!
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