Looking for recommendations for car shipper.. Have an antique car going from Maine to Northern California.. Any recommendations would be very helpful.. Thank you....
Give Bill a shout.
Bill's Auto Works
(216)832-8697 No Texts
(Message edited by vwgary on June 22, 2018)
Meant to say give Bill a shout
I would recommend Intercity Lines. They are based out of the northeast and are constantly making trips out west. They use professional drivers, enclosed trailers with lift gates and they are insured. The website is: http://www.intercitylines.com/
I have also used Reliable Carriers and Passport with great results.
The larger companies may charge more but they are worth it.
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Just loaded up this 1986 VW Vanagon that is 82 inches tall in Tucson, AZ ....
My Website has been in continuous operation since 2006
I have safely transported over 250 Model T vehicles
of all sizes & configurations ....
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( By the way - if anyone is looking for The King - I think I found him today .... )
But I digress ...
I happen to like Reliable Carriers and have called upon them on several occasions to move cars for me and friends of mine.
There are no doubt several quality carriers from which to select. When making your selection I suggest you consider the following:
Carriers hauling persons or goods for hire are required to obtain and display on their vehicle an ICC MC Number (Interstate Commerce Commission Motor Carrier Number). Carriers properly registered operate under the regulations promulgated by the DOT (Department of Transportation). Ask for the carriers ICC number. And then go online and review the public record associated with that ICC number.
Obtain proof that the carrier has adequate insurance.
Does the carrier have an appropriate commercial driver's license?
Does the carrier have a permanent place of business so that you know where to find them if something goes wrong?
Although there may be many obscure risks with engaging an unregistered unregulated carrier, there is one in particular that can be troublesome. If a carrier that is not properly registered is involved in even a minor accident, regardless of fault, it's possible, or even likely, that his or her equipment will be impounded by a governmental authority in an effort to obtain some leverage against the carrier to pay fines and fees associated with becoming compliant with all the relevant laws and regulations.
There are instances where carriers moving household goods in New York City have their trucks impounded for operating without the proper authority to do so. However, rather than pay all the fines and governmental fees, and towing and impound fees, to recover their truck it's cheaper to to simply abandon the truck and walk away. The trouble is, the impound yard won't release anything, including the cargo until they have been paid. This leaves the owner of the cargo in a bad spot.
I purchased this Lincoln by paying off the impound fees. The guy that had just bought it off eBay and was having it transported to his house was heartbroken. Accidents do happen.
Hello Mr. Currier. I can say that Jim has transported 3 cars for me so far. My first was a 1909 that I bought in CA. It had been picked apart by several on this forum so the family sold it to me here in Indiana. Jim was my eyes, He looked at it and compared it to the pictures I sent him. He called with the findings and I wired the family the 30 grand and Jim brought it home to me. He also brought me my 1955 T Bird from So. CA. bought from the original family. When I sold the all original unrestored 1926 4 door to great T people in Australia he picked it up here in Indiana and took it out to Ca. for shipping. He sent me pictures of the drop off of this car along with pictures of the pickup of the others. He also kept me informed of his progress across the country, he knows that I was waiting like an expectant father to be. HA! HA! Jim will be bringing the original 1914 I just bought on #bay last week. He is on his way to FL. Jim is someone I would trust because he has proven himself to be an honest individual. Never judge a person unless you have walked in his shoes. To make an educated decision about transport get all the facts (both sides of a story) and also look at what Jim has provided for our T Museum. Just my $0.02 Steve
Recently I have come to an understanding of folks here on the forum - they fall into two groups:
Relatives - always have their hand out wanting you to put something in it - quick to criticize folks they donít know or have ever met or will ever meet in the real world - seldom or never give back.
Family - always welcomes you with outstretched arms & gives
you a big hug - they always give back.
For those who know me - that have actually met me - you know which group I fall into.
Few folks post on here - mostly because they are not comfortable doing so - but sometimes if they do post and show support - they are attacked by a select few relatives.
It took a lot of guts for SR to post - I hauled cars for him in the past but I also left a truck for far too long at his house - for that I apologize.
We are Family - Steve & I - sometimes we mess up - but we always are looking to help each other out in so many ways that
most folks will never know.
To all of you I have met over the years - at Swap Meets - by the side of the road or in a shopping center because you recognized my rig & stopped to chat - at the museum when I dropped off a car - or because I picked up or delivered a car at your place .....
Thank You .....
I've used Bill Squires several times and he is "top of the line", quality work and priced better than the close competition. FJ sent me to him, best thing that ever happened !!!
Bill Squires gets my vote, hands down.