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      12-26-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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In need of a good shipping company..

Hello mates.

I want to get a car shipped from Chicago to California. I would like the shipping cost to be as low as possible, but at the same time I wouldn't want shady people to handle my car and dissemble to jack some parts . You guys know of any reliable and reputable shipping companies?

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      12-26-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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Hello mates.

I would like to get a car shipped from Chicago to California. I would like the shipping cost to be as low as possible, but at the same time I wouldn't want some shady people to handle my car and dissemble to jack some parts . You guys know of any reliable and reputable shipping companies?
Why not fly one way and drive it back? That would be fun!
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      12-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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Your profile says "Drives: 1 M Hopefully"

So, I accept your offer to drive it from Chicago to California
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      12-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #4
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I would only ship a car via a closed truck carrier. Especially this time of year. Reliable Carriers and Hoorseless Carriage are the two of top companies for this sort of thing. Don't cheap out, bc any damage you avoid now will more than pay for the extra prices these guys charge.

http://www.reliablecarriers.com/

http://www.horselesscarriage.com/
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      12-27-2012, 12:29 PM   #5
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I've used Exotic Transport for my last 2 enclosed vehicle shippings and would do so again; Intercity, Reliable and Horseless Carriage have also been used without problems. Be sure to ask everyone about discounts and book "space available" for the best rate.
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      12-27-2012, 08:29 PM   #6
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I would only ship a car via a closed truck carrier.
agreeed!!! of course i am sure you can find many people to drive it for you.

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      12-28-2012, 03:58 AM   #7
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I've used Exotic Transport for my last 2 enclosed vehicle shippings and would do so again; Intercity, Reliable and Horseless Carriage have also been used without problems. Be sure to ask everyone about discounts and book "space available" for the best rate.
Do you mind elaborating on what book "space available" and where can I get those discounts? Sorry, I am new to shipping a vehicle
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      12-28-2012, 08:07 AM   #8
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Do you mind elaborating on what book "space available" and where can I get those discounts? Sorry, I am new to shipping a vehicle
Basically, all shippers will ask when the car can be picked up and when it can be delivered. If you give them a specific date and/or time it will cost more; however, if you ask for "space available" they will pick it up (and deliver it) when a truck is in the area. But the big shippers are running trucks 24/7 so you'll never have to wait too long, and the drivers are great at communicating with you before and after the pickup; it is a very competitive business.

In regards to discounts, just ask them what they offer and see if you qualify. I know most give a little off for being in the military (they never ask for proof) or if you are in a car club. Be sure to tell them you are shopping around as well and you will get their best quotes.

Again, I would check with Exotic and Intercity at the very least. Good luck and rest assured all will be well...Bob Z.
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Just put of curiosity, what is the average for a transcontinental haul?
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