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You tend to hear more about some states than others and North Dakota is certainly one of the quieter states in the union. There isn’t a lot of glitz and glamour to this High Plains locale; rather, it is a state made up of clusters of closely-knit communities, a history steeped in Native American culture and a vast landscape that is full of so much natural beauty and wonder, it rivals many of the other more well-known destinations in the world. Canada is just to the north of this state, and South Dakota directly to the south. It is known as a state that has a very low population when compared to other states in the country; in fact, of all 50 states, North Dakota is the 4th least densely populated of them all. There are several Air Force bases in the state, and Fargo is as close to a metropolis as it gets in this region.

The fact that the U.S. military has such a strong presence here means that North Dakota auto transport will likely be an important offering for those soldiers that may need to transport their vehicles from one base to the next. For example, someone shipping to North Dakota from overseas may need to send their belongings back from overseas and this could include a car, which is why finding the right North Dakota auto transport company is so important. In addition to the military presence, there is much to enjoy in this densely populated state. For example, Native American culture is extremely prominent here, and many of the state’s festivals and entertainment offerings fall into that vein. Agriculture equates big business in North Dakota, giving the state a gross domestic product of about $24 million as of a few years ago. This is definitely a state in which you need to drive to enjoy the sights and scenery. Ship your car using North Dakota auto transport to make sure that you have what you need when maneuvering around here.

Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time
In Transit
Bismarck to Fargo$196196 miles1 – 2 days
Minneapolis to Bismarck$428428 miles2 – 4 days
Bismarck to Denver$519692 miles3 – 5 days
North Dakota  to Chicago$656875 miles3 – 5 days
Oklahoma City to Bismarck$700933 miles3 – 5 days
Bismarck to Seattle$7391232 miles4 – 6 days
Oregon to North Dakota$7991331 miles4 – 6 days
North Dakota  to New York$10061677 miles5 – 7 days
Nevada to North Dakota$10131688 miles5 – 7 days
Bismarck to Los Angeles$10291715 miles5 – 7 days
North Dakota to Miami$11302260 miles6 – 8 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.

Using North Dakota Car Transport Companies

When you are looking to book North Dakota car transport services, keep a few key tips in mind.

  • Make sure your chosen company is properly registered and insured: The transport company of your choosing should be properly registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation and should have the proper insurance in place to transport vehicles. Ask to see copies of this paperwork before you sign on the dotted line so that you are assured that company with which you are dealing is a reputable one.
  • Don’t compromise on affordability: You don’t have to necessarily compromise if you need a transport company that is both affordable and easy to work with. There are plenty of companies that provide both elements for transport consumers.
  • Ask about company’s scope of transport: Depending on where you are coming from or where you need to go, inquire about the company’s ability to transport your vehicle to another area of the state or even the country before you settle on one in particular.

Visit the North Dakota Department of Transportation website for more information on North Dakota and the plentiful opportunities in which it can offer those visiting or relocating to the state.

Long Distance Auto Transport to/from North Dakota

Distance is not a problem for our carriers and drivers. We have numerous tested routes throughout the US, so we can reach you wherever you need us. Cars can also be picked up or dropped off in remote areas, provided there’s a sufficiently large road that allows our trucks to reach it.

Costs vary depending on the distance, but you’re bound to find them more than reasonable. You can use an open truck to reduce them, or pay a bit more and enjoy the higher level service of an enclosed carrier. If you’re interested in shipping a car or any other type of vehicle, calling us directly is the best way to get started.

Shipping Luxury and Classic Cars in North Dakota

To ship classic or exotic cars to North Dakota, A1 Auto Transport recommends its enclosed auto carriers. They may cost slightly more, but the superior protection that comes with such a service is worth it.

Classic and antique cars are often fragile and costly to repair. Especially if you’re shipping them for a show, it’s best to transport them in an enclosed trailer so the paint and metal don’t get damaged from road debris. Repairing luxury and exotic cars also costs a lot, and as a symbol of the owner’s wealth and status, many wish to keep them in perfect condition. For these reasons and more, enclosed carriers are often our clients’ first pick when transporting such vehicles.

North Dakota Special Discounts

Our company offers special discounts to its senior customers, as well as to military members transporting a POV. If you’re a student who needs his car for the daily commute, we’ve prepared a special discount for you also. You may also inquire regarding our seasonal offers, available to all our customers during certain times of the year.

Services And Information


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North Dakota Auto Transport Companies Directory

FARGO

Tracey’s Auto Transport

Tracey’s Auto Transport provides transport services in the Fargo area

PO Box 2294, Fargo, ND

701-540-6916 ‎

Interstate Auto Transport

Interstate Auto provides a container and open-air shipping, as well as a variety of other transport choices for those needing to get a vehicle to or from North Dakota.

2626 24th Avenue South, Fargo, ND

701-238-8032 ‎

WILLISTON

Mighty Towing & Transport

Customers looking for a locally-owned auto shipping option need not look any further than Mighty Towing and Transport, a company that provides shipping locally and nationally.

5418 Highway 85, Williston, ND

701-770-0458 ‎

D & J Transport Inc

This transport company also provides other trucking services, in addition to auto transport for individual cars and dealer fleets. Licensed, bonded and insured nationwide auto shippers with great BBB accredited customer reviews. Transports automobiles, vans, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, boats and other heavy hauling with their open and enclosed auto transport carriers.

Highway 2 & 85, N. Williston, ND 58801

701-572-4385 ‎

North Dakota Car Registration

Registering a car in North Dakota can be done at the DOT office in person. You will need to pay the registration fee and bring your driver’s license and vehicle title. If you are new in the state, the process is the same. If you’re a resident of another state but are working in ND, you can register your vehicle temporarily.

According to the NDDOT, unless you’re a resident of another state, your vehicle and title must be registered in ND. If you’re military personnel or a student, you don’t have to register your car, but you do have to bring the license plates issued by your home state.

Registering a Car in ND Temporarily

Temporary car registrations can be done on a 6 or 12 month basis. They are necessary if you work in ND but are not a resident. However, if you do get a temporary registration in ND, you will need to register your car in your old state as well.

Temporary registration applications can be made online or in person.

If you wish to register your car in person, you will need to:

  • Visit the DMV office closest to you in ND;
  • Provide personal and vehicle information, such as:
    • The registration of your vehicle in the last state;
    • The car’s title;
    • Identification proof;
  • Pay several fees.

To register a car online, a printer is necessary. You may follow these steps:

  • Go to the NDDOT webpage for temporary registrations.
  • Go to Temporary Registrations at the page’s bottom part and click it.
  • Enter the necessary information.
  • Pay the fee for renewal.
  • Print a temporary car registration permit.

You cannot transfer your temporary car registration in North Dakota. You will not receive a refund, regardless of how much time you’ll stay in the state.

If you want to register your car in person at the NDDOT office, please prepare the following:

  • A completed 2872 SFN.
  • Your legal name’s proof. Examples:
    • Your driver’s license,
    • Your ID card,
    • Any document which confirms your identity.
  • You must pay 5% for the excise fee and prepare the car title.
    • If financing prevents you from obtaining a car title, you must have:
      • The lienholder’s address and name;
      • The account number of your loan;
      • Your car registration from the other state;
      • The excise tax’ remittance or payment proof.
    • If you have a new car, you may need:
      • An origin certificate.
      • A statement disclosing the odometer reading signed by you and the dealer.
      • To pay all taxes and fees for the license plates, registration, and title.

Your car’s current value will determine the excise tax if the title on your car is from Delaware, Canada, Oregon, Alaska, New Hampshire, or Montana. To operate legally on North Dakota roads, you must obtain auto insurance from an insurance company licensed in ND.

Car Registration for Non-Residents and North Dakota Military

The transportation department in ND has different titling and registration requirement for members of the military. These requirements depend on whether they’re stationed outside or inside the state.

Speak to the NDDMV office in your county if you’re stationed outside of ND. They will provide you with specific fees and requirements for your car registration.

North Dakota military stationed in the state who are also residents

If you’re stationed in ND, serving as military personnel, and also a resident, you can register and title your car using the steps explained above.

Military personnel with a residency in ND that are stationed in another state

If you’re a resident of ND stationed in another state as part of your military duties, you must submit the following:

  • A 2872 SFN;
  • A 17147 SFN;
  • The origin certificate of the manufacturer or a car title from outside the state;
  • Paying all taxes and fees.

Send all the documents to the mail address specified in your application form. Contact the DMV office in North Dakota for any questions you may have.

Returning military personnel that are residents of North Dakota

 If you kept a car in storage while you were deployed overseas, you must submit the following at the DMV office in your local area:

  • 2872 SFN;
  • Legal name proof, like:
    • Your driver’s license;
    • Your ID card;
    • Any other documents you can use to verify your identity.
  • The following details written in a note:
    • Your deployment area;
    • Your deployment start and finish dates;
    • Your return date.
  • All registration fees must be paid.

North Dakota stationed military who are not residents

If you live in another state but are stationed in ND, there is no need to register or title your car in ND. To drive your car, you must keep a valid/current insurance and registration in the state you came from.


Fees for registering a car

Car registration taxes are determined by the transportation department in North Dakota based on weight, age, annual mileage, and factory price.

It costs $25 to own a ND special personalized letter plate. You may also have to pay more fees when registering the vehicle.

North Dakota Fees for temporary registrations

The permit fee of $10 is not included in the following taxes:

  • $60 for a 6 month registration;
  • $120 for a 12 month registration.

 Other North Dakota Resources

North Dakota.gov – official government website for the state of North Dakota.

North Dakota Wikipedia Page – everything you need to know about the state of North Dakota.

University Of North Dakota -The first thing you should know about UND is that it is a place where students matter. It is a place where students research alongside renowned faculty and those same renowned faculty light up the classrooms. It is a place that promotes balance – learning and growing outside the classroom as well as in one.

North Dakota On Craigslist – local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.

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Joe Webster

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.

Reviews from Customers in North Dakota

  • I transported my car to North Dakota just in time for my grandson’s birthday. I hardly drive anymore and it was getting rusty for no reason. I was glad to finally get it on the road, one less headache to worry about.

    I got A1 Auto Transport to do the actual transport after finding their website on Google. I was very impressed by how knowledgeable they were, and after sending them a quote request using their form, a reply came soon after.

    It seemed reasonable, so I arranged for the transport. The car had to get to North Dakota by next Friday, in time for the birthday party, and they assured me it wouldn’t be a problem.

    On Tuesday, a truck arrived to pick it up. The street was a bit narrow, but he got it in there anyway. Big thanks for that!

    The driver was very polite and drove the car onto the ramp himself which was a big help. I signed a couple papers and it was on its way. It arrived on Wednesday, but the company was kind enough to watch over it until Friday, when they delivered it right in the middle of the party. My grandson was so happy. He says I’m the coolest.

    - Robert M.
  • Shipping our CRV using A1 Auto Transport went great. They moved it to North Dakota within the promised 5 days despite it being the weekend.

    We did find a couple companies with slightly cheaper quotes online, but their reviews were really bad and felt pretty fishy. We decided to pay a little more and be safe. Since we had to ship a small SUV, the price was bound to be a bit higher anyway.

    Joe contacted us many time over text and kept us posted on the progress. We got our car back with no problems. It arrived in North Dakota on an open truck without so much as a scratch. Next time I need to ship something, I’ll definitely call again!

    - Jennifer & Brian P.

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