The Cost To Ship A Car Depends On Many Factors
April 2, 2019 /
The cost to ship a car depends on a few factors. The cost to ship a car can vary depending on the time of year, vehicle size and weight, the car’s overall condition, the trailer type you choose to use, and the route your shipment will travel.
ASAP Transport Solutions has zero up-front costs and always gets approval before booking any shipment.
Our team of experts is dedicated to providing top-notch customer service and flexible solutions for shipping cars and freight of all kinds. Our success is driven through providing cost-effective and timely shipping of products through intermodal, full truckload, less-than-truckload, flatbed, temperature controlled and bulk services.
We specialize in simplifying the logistics of any complex supply chain and help find ways for our clients to save time and money when shipping their products. No matter what challenge that our customers are facing, we will find you the best logistical solution possible. Our goal is for our clients to view us as an extension of their company, they can depend on.
The factors that go into the cost to ship a car include:
Route and Distance
Some routes are more expensive and time consuming than others. We know which routes are the best so we can manage costs and help control your bottom line.
Vehicle Size and Type
Oversized vehicles need special equipment or driver expertise and that can impact the cost to ship a car.
Origin and Destination
Heavily traveled routes between cities (for example, Dallas to Houston) are usually cheaper than less traveled routes (for example, Boise to Minneapolis) because fewer carriers are available to go there.
Time of Year
It’s more difficult and expensive to move a car in 5-degree weather in Chicago than it is to move a car on a 90-degree day in Miami. It just is.
Type of Trailer Used
An Open trailer is least expensive, but the auto(s) are exposed to road debris and weather. An Enclosed trailer protects the car(s) from the elements but is more expensive.
Condition of the Auto
A car that won’t operate will need a winch to load, while an expensive new Porsche will need a more protective trailer. Special equipment will impact the cost to ship a car.
Tyler G., of Kansas, had this to say about ASAP Transport Solutions:
“I work for an auction house that sells and transports thousands of vehicles daily and ASAP always comes through with any of our transportation needs. The team there is top notch very fast and provides competitive pricing for any moves that we may have.”
Zach Q., of California, wrote this testimonial:
“I wanted to say how great it’s working with you. The customer service is ‘outstanding’ and communication ‘excellent’. You and your partners Steve and Rick are a great team!!!! The front of house services of your company can’t be beat. You’re number one in customer satisfaction and meeting the customer needs. Following up and closing the loop on any shipping issues are your strengths.”