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Old August 24th, 2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Recommendations on Vehicle Shipping Company?

I am looking to ship a vehicle from the Boston area here to the MI area. I've never done that before. Anyone have any recommendations of companies they've used?

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Old August 24th, 2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Uship.com research company reviews and make sure they are insured and such. make sure you ask lots of questions before you commit!
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Old August 24th, 2013, 07:50 PM   #3
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Old August 24th, 2013, 08:06 PM   #4
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This is the result of a u ship connection I made and used.
http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...aggy/Jeep1.jpg

The rig they used was just plain scary.
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However, I got the GW delivered from VA. without incidence.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #5
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The guy that delivered mine drove a toyota Tundra, pulling a single car trailer. Nice retired Gentleman that was very friendly and willing to help load a non running vehicle from my 80 year old uncles home in Al with no extra charges. delivered when he said he would and no problems or damages. this is what I got:
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Old August 24th, 2013, 08:30 PM   #6
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I would recommend searching for a company that auction company's contract. Uship is a fucking joke I wouldn't allow the lowest bidder to touch my shit. It doesn't matter if the claim to be properly insured and licensed. Many hacks on that site. I assume being you are shipping it's not some pile. Spend the money on a good company.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 08:45 PM   #7
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I would recommend searching for a company that auction company's contract. Uship is a fucking joke I wouldn't allow the lowest bidder to touch my shit. It doesn't matter if the claim to be properly insured and licensed. Many hacks on that site. I assume being you are shipping it's not some pile. Spend the money on a good company.
Thats where do your research comes in. There probably are hacks on Uship.
I can also tell you first hand I had a good experience, and I know there are good reliable companies that use Uship to find work. You don't have to use the lowest bidder, you use who ever you want to that makes you an offer you find acceptable.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #8
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Old August 25th, 2013, 12:08 AM   #9
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uship worked great for me a few times now.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 07:03 AM   #10
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When you post up the job you want on uship, usually you will get messages/info/ prices from people of companies that ship cars exclusively. Sometimes these people are not the absolute cheapest, but many have a ton a great reviews for just a few $$$ more.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 07:18 AM   #11
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Old August 25th, 2013, 08:08 AM   #12
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Most of replies you will get from Uship will be from brokers. Most of them do not own any trucks. The simply match up people with loads with people with trucks. This is not all bad, but there are many scammers in this business. If they want a credit card number to charge before the vehicle is picked up, run away! A legit company will not charge your card until the vehicle is picked up. They will also give you the drivers name and number so you can check on your vehicle in transit.

Go to http://www.transportreviews.com/ and check out any company before you commit to a contract.

I of course had to learn all of this the hard way. I had a Sprinter Van hauled from PA to MI last fall. The first company I called promised to pick it up on Thursday and have it to me on Monday. They had "problems" of course. I had to leave several increasingly threatening voice mails to get them to call me back. When they did I canceled the contract. They said fine, we're keeping your deposit. Discover Card thought differently when I called and disputed the charge, I got a refund in two days.

That is my last bit of advice, use a credit, not a debit card to pay the deposit, you have a lot more options if something goes wrong.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 08:26 AM   #13
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Thought about it, but it will cost just as much to get it myself, and thats 1600 miles, especially if I don't go through Canada (which I prefer not to do if I'm hauling a new vehicle not in my name). And 2-3 days travel, not worth it for me.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 09:15 AM   #14
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Me and a friend trailered a car from West Mi to Maryland to swap cars and come back. Did it in one shot. Just stopped for gas. My ass was sore after 24 hours in the saddle.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 09:34 AM   #15
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Me and a friend trailered a car from West Mi to Maryland to swap cars and come back. Did it in one shot. Just stopped for gas. My ass was sore after 24 hours in the saddle.
I've done similar before, if I do this, it'd be split into 2 days. But quotes are in the $600-$900 range, and it would cost me at least $450+ in gas, plus food, plus a hotel, so its mostly a wash cost wise. But who knows, maybe I will drive out next weekend.
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