Determined by mileage, relative to range (long or short). Longer distances run less per mile.
Truckers make money when they're on the road hauling cars.
Shorter distances mean more time spent picking up loads, instead of on the road.
Metro or Rural
Impacts the number of truckers traveling to the location. Transport to less populated areas will increase your rate.
Higher-populated locations have more truckers transporting vehicles to and through those areas along that route.
Rural Locations require higher rates, as truckers are required to go out of their way for either pickup or delivery.
Operable or Inoperable
Transporting non-drivable vehicles increases your rate.
An operable car can be driven onto a truck.
Non-operable vehicles must still roll, brake, and steer.
Additional accommodation is necessary for non-rolling vehicles.
Make & Model
Weight, Space, and Handling
Determined by Type, Size, and Model.
Truckers must keep in mind the total weight they can carry and space available on their truck.
Longer and/or taller vehicles must be accommodated in certain space or sizes of trucks.
Open or Enclosed
Open Transport is standard and does not affect your rate. Enclosed Transport minimum 25% higher rate.
Enclosed transport provides an extra level of protection for vehicles that need special care.
Recommended for cars worth $50,000+, classic or collector cars not regularly driven.
Market fluctuations based on seasonal demand affect route popularity.
Market fluctuates based on seasonal and location (city and state) supply and demand along routes.
Direction of travel affects rates, as market demand can be higher or lower one way.
Special Vehicle Considerations
Additional accommodations may be necessary for the following conditions. Please tell your booking agent and we'll make appropriate arrangements.
Height over 7 ft.
Ground clearance under 4 inches
You can request to have your car loaded on the top level of double-decker trucks (usually $75 extra). Note: A trailer with a single deck is still considered top load as it guarantees there will be no car above yours.
Determining if you need your vehicle picked up ON or BY a specific date (and/or time) will determine the additional cost involved to accommodate your time frame. Please call and speak with an agent to arrange a customized quote.
If you need your car shipped fast, you will pay a premium, but this is because a trucker will be rearranging his or her route and schedule. Learn more.