It's not easy to get an accurate estimate to ship a vehicle from one location to another. While most companies won't even bother to give a close estimate, A1 Auto Transport provides their customers with a breakdown that is accurate so you know how much it cost to ship a car 1000 miles or even a truck, a motorcycle, or even an RV.
When you move a vehicle from one major city to another, it will increase the chances that you will be able to also choose the terminal that your vehicle will ship out of in the United States.
If you ship your vehicle, you will need to choose the shipping method. One method of shipping is the open carrier shipping which will run normally around $600 to 800. This is estimating the high cost of fuel as it has been running. You will most likely receive a fixed rate and then a rate based on per miles. If you ship your vehicle using a closed container, there are a few factors that will help to determine the cost that you will pay. You can assist the shipping agent by knowing the answer to these questions:
- Where your vehicle will be picked up and delivered.
- The type of vehicle that you are shipping.
- When do you need the vehicle to be shipped.
- What method of shipping do you choose? Open or closed?
To determine the distance, you will need to know the port you are shipping from and the port you are shipping to. This will help your agent determine the distance your vehicle will need to Travel. The second factor is the type of transportation you will be selecting if you have a choice. If the vehicle is shipped in a container, it will cost more than if you choose to ship it by way of open container. When you choose to ship the vehicle is important because the weather could be bad when you ship causing delays. The condition of the vehicle is going to be important in determining the cost of the shipment because if the vehicle is not running, there will be more to do with it than if it is running. You don't want to give in the lower prices because the customer service may be missing as well. It's important to get a few quotes before you make up your mind.
So to determine the cost to ship a car 1000 miles, you can figure it to cost between $.50 per mile to $1.00 per mile. There are many factors that will go into determining what you will pay to ship a car. If you are transporting an RV, it's important to know that since RV's come in a variety of sizes and shapes, the cost will vary too. For example, suppose you have a Class A motorhome, it will cost more than the Class B or even the Class C. The weight of the RV will be a determining factor, leaning it more toward $1.00 per mile instead.
The delivery method will also be a primary factor in the cost to ship a car 1000 miles. There are two ways to ship your vehicle; open or enclosed container. If you choose an open auto carrier, you will be shipping your vehicle with several vehicles at one time on a loaded trailer. If you choose enclosed shipping, you will be able to ship your vehicle in a secured container that is closed up and offers the most protection from any damage or from theft. If you have a valuable vehicle or a classic or performance vehicle, you may want to select the closed container shipping option instead.
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Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.