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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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    Magic Bus
    Magic Bus


    Number of posts : 1422
    Location : -Gateway to the West - St Louis Missouri
    Registration date : 2009-12-02

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    Post by Magic Bus Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:33 am

    I need to hire one to get a rig from San Diego California to St Louis Mo...anybody got any high recommendations?

    Id appreciate any insight at all...
    BADBADGER
    BADBADGER


    Number of posts : 246
    Location : Minden Nv
    Age : 77
    Registration date : 2009-05-15

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    Post by BADBADGER Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:30 am

    Of the three vehicles I had to ship, two went well and one was a disaster. The good company was called White Cloud transport but Im not sure if there still around. The company that was a disaster turned out to be a transport broker and I never did find out who the trucker was. The vehicle was off loaded about three hundered miles from the destination, ad I had to hire a tow truck to get it to me.
    Advice:
    Do not use a borker. Deal with a transport company only.
    Do not pay upfront.
    If the vehicle is operable ok. If not you will have difficulty finding a compny to haul it.

    I sold an MC last to a guy in florida, and the buyer used acompany reccomended by EBAY. It went well. Maybe you can get a reccomendation from them.
    Good luck!
    slowflapper
    slowflapper


    Number of posts : 956
    Location : GA
    Age : 55
    Registration date : 2010-07-29

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    Post by slowflapper Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:37 pm

    I'll second the part about don't use a broker, use a carrier instead. I had my van shipped using a broker and they went through 3 different trucking companies before they finally got one to pick it up. All in all a terrible experience, I was about to dump them and go to Reliable Auto Carriers who is a reputable, dedicated carrier (not a broker). Reliable is who I should have used to start with, the price was competitive and they have their own trucks.

    I'd at least call them and get a quote, I got a good feeling from them from my calls to them and I'll use them the next time I have to ship one.
    Donn
    Donn


    Number of posts : 692
    Location : Long Island, New York
    Registration date : 2009-04-05

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    Post by Donn Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:49 pm

    If you do use a broker do not use Reliable Auto.. Do not go with the lowest price. They low ball everyone else then you wait forever for it to be picked up. Which can become trouble if the owner cannot store it for weeks.
    Do not sign email contract!!!
    Get a pick up date, once the van has been picked up then send a deposit, like $150 with the rest do at delivery....
    Good luck...
    Casimier
    Casimier


    Number of posts : 864
    Location : Jackson,NJ
    Registration date : 2010-07-26

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    Post by Casimier Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:49 pm

    I'll also second that..."Don't use a broker". You must ask them...are you an auto carrier?..If they say "everyone uses the same carriers and dispatch board"...hang up the phone.
    I've found that paying an extra $100 is far better than haggling with these guys over when where and how is my truck.
    hywaychild
    hywaychild


    Number of posts : 389
    Location : oxford,arkansas
    Registration date : 2008-05-27

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    Post by hywaychild Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:53 pm

    there is a company in st Louis called Marlboro auto transport Ive herd good things about them but that was some time ago . if it don't run your better off finding someone with a hot shot and have them haul it .it will be cheaper and a lot less trouble
    EconoUSAparts
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    Number of posts : 2198
    Location : Ft Thomas,Ky
    Registration date : 2008-05-17

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    Post by EconoUSAparts Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:49 pm

    Lets talk about whats really important, what did ya buy?
    Magic Bus
    Magic Bus


    Number of posts : 1422
    Location : -Gateway to the West - St Louis Missouri
    Registration date : 2009-12-02

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    Post by Magic Bus Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:59 pm

    I really appreciate all your suggestions...to make a long story short as possible...My daughter married a Marine, he is in Afghanistan right now..but they are planning to get back to St Louis soon.. Im trying to get this 97 sunfire back, it does run so that will help..

    I'll be calling some of the ones you guys have recommended...Thanks again!
    back2thewoods
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    Number of posts : 842
    Location : easton ct
    Age : 67
    Registration date : 2008-05-26

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    Post by back2thewoods Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:26 am

    i used transport services, 561 391 9949 ex 211. great service shippped from az to ct. 950.00 prompt professional , did the job , have referred them to some friends, everybody was impressed. talk to fred, tell him bill from ct. referred you
    DanTheVanMan
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    Location : Escanaba, Michigan
    Age : 62
    Registration date : 2008-10-08

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    Post by DanTheVanMan Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:51 am

    Casimier wrote:I'll also second that..."Don't use a broker". You must ask them...are you an auto carrier?..If they say "everyone uses the same carriers and dispatch board"...hang up the phone.
    I've found that paying an extra $100 is far better than haggling with these guys over when where and how is my truck.

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    Post by BILLS66 Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:00 pm

    I use united road ( for work ) they have never let me down. Bill

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