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Ship Truck Across Country | Shipping a Truck Cross Country in 2023

What's in this article?
  1. How To Ship Truck Across Country?
  2. Make A List Of Requirements
  3. Do Not Go With The First Company You Contact
  4. Cross Check References To Ensure Good Reputation
  5. Make Final Decision And Prepare Your Truck
  6. Related Information & Faq
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How to Ship Truck Across Country?

If you need to ship your truck across country, you will need to find an auto transport company, that is not only reputable and reliable but is also familiar with truck shipping procedures and requirements. If you have a standard size pick-up, you will have plenty of options available, but if you have a more specialized truck, such as a dually or extended bed, you may need to do a little more research to find the right fit.

While most cross country moving companies will assure you they can handle your particular style of truck, it is in your best interest to find one that already has the expertise, experience, and equipment required, otherwise, you may find that the price goes up drastically. Using a simple Internet search will yield you hundreds, if not thousands, of options, but it is up to you to use the following tips in order to narrow down the potential truck transport companies.

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Make a list of requirements.

This is a good step to get an idea of exactly what you are looking for in a transport company. Most companies will need to know the year, make, and model of your truck, and if it has any particular customizations, such as lift, dually, or aftermarket additions. They will also want to know the pick-up and delivery address. If you need a closed container versus the more common and much more affordable open carrier, you will also want to be upfront about that. Begin reaching out to a number of promising companies in order to obtain quotes and make a list of all the potential options you find.

Do not go with the first company you contact.

Even if they seem like a great fit, it is in your absolute best interest to get a variety of quotes before making a decision. Also, do not assume that more expensive companies will give you the best service. There are often brokers and other middlemen involved in auto transport, so your money is not likely going straight to the transport driver. For this reason, companies that charge more may actually be utilizing the same drivers as companies that charge much less.

Cross Check The References And Recommendations

Cross check references to ensure good reputation.

If you think you have found a trustworthy and affordable truck transport company, make sure to thoroughly vet them prior to making a commitment. The Better Business Bureau is a great place to start, but you can also check consumer reviews on other websites, such as Yelp. Just remember that not every experience will be positive, so unless you see a clear pattern of inefficiency, the occasional negative review should be taken with a grain of salt.

Make final decision and prepare your truck.

After diligent and thorough research, you have finally selected the one company you find worthy to be tasked with the cross-country shipping of your truck, so what do you do next? Many companies will let you know their exact requests for preparations, but a general rule of thumb is to drain your gas tank to less than ¼, possibly empty all other fluids, remove any aftermarket items that could damage in transit, and take all valuables and personal belongings out of the cab and bed.

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Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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