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How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Truck Across the Country?
How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Truck Across the Country?

Cost to Ship a Truck across the Country

To ship a truck across the U.S., it could cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. It all depends on a few things, such as how you would like the truck transported through the professionals.

Luckily, all auto transport services are set at reasonable rates so that they appeal to most budget types. A lot of individuals, dealerships and manufacturers use these services on a regular basis due to their low costs and high success rate.

Before shipping your truck off with just anyone, collect quotes from several different transport companies. Go over what each transporter has to offer and the rate they quoted you. Then book your transport with the best company.

The Information Needed to Receive the Most Honest Quote

When you receive a quick quote from a transporter, it is usually a roundabout figure that doesn’t reflect the true cost of shipping. You can get a more accurate quote by sharing some details about the vehicle and other information with the transport company. Have the following information prepared:

  • The car’s make and model.
  • The vehicle’s age and weight.
  • The address of the car’s pickup and drop off.
  • The services you plan on buying for the car’s transport.
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Fees for permits and other small matters might also be included in your estimate. Make sure you ask what is included in the rate you receive.

Have Insurance Coverage

Insurance is typically provided by the transporter. Some transporters add this onto a customer’s shipping service purchase for free. This is how they guarantee their services.

Although there is a rare need to file an insurance claim after a transport, it is wise to have the vehicle protected. If a transport company doesn’t provide insurance, they probably shouldn’t be trusted with your car’s delivery.

Joe Webster
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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.

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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