Shipping Factors When Calculating Your Quote

Factors That Affect the Cost to Ship Your Car Rate Variables Explained

TRANSPORT DISTANCE:

Mileage & Range

Determined by mileage & in range between (long or short).

Longer distances run less per mile, rather than shorter distances.

 

  • Drivers make more money when they're already on the road hauling cars

  • Shorter distances means drivers spending more time picking up cars, rather than being on the road already with a full load.

POPULATION OF ROUTE:

Population & Location

Impacts the number of truckers traveling to the location. Transport to less populated areas will increase your rate, rather than more popular routes.

 

  • Higher-populated locations have more truckers transporting vehicles to and from daily in those areas along that route.

  • Less-populated locations require higher rates, as truckers are required to go out of their way for either pickup or delivery.

VEHICLE CONDITION:

Operable & Inoperable

Transporting non-drivable vehicles increases your rate due to the fact of having to use special equipment to load vehicle onto trailer.

 

  • An operable car can be driven onto a truck.

  • Non-operable vehicles must still roll, brake, steer and be "winched onto the trailer".

  • Additional accommodation is necessary for non-rolling vehicles with special equipments designated for inoperable vehicles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGHT, MAKE & MODEL:

Type of Vehicle

Determined by Weight, Size, and Model of vehicle.

 

  • Truckers must keep in mind the total weight they can carry and space available on their truck.

  • Per the US DOT truckers cannot pass a certain limit amount of weight on there trailer.

  • Longer and/or taller vehicles must be accommodated in certain space or sizes of trucks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYPE OF TRANSPORT SERVICE:

Ship Via Open or Enclosed

Open Transport is standard and does not affect your rate. Open Transport is the #1 transport service provided and most economical . Enclosed Transport is 25% minimum higher rate due to the fact its a closed container for vehicles.
  • Enclosed transport provides an extra level of protection for vehicles that need special care.

  • Recommended for cars worth $50,000+ and not  a regular driven cars, such as classics, collectors, exotics or newly purchased vehicles. 

TYPE OF SEASON:

Popularity of Route During the Season's

Rates fluctuates based on seasonal demand and affects route popularity.

 

  • Market fluctuates based on the season and location (city and state) supply & demand along routes.

  • Direction of travel affects rates, as market demand can be higher or lower one way.

  • Rates fluctuate as routes may be more economical going as well as rates may be higher coming or vica-versa depending on the season and location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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