Boston to Chicago?

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by earnies2, May 27, 2021.

  1. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    I'm trying to move a 2003 malibu to my daughter in Chicago. I'm not having any luck with lying brokers...
    I had one quote $625 then he called me the next morning and said he can pick it up the next morning and the new price was $1100. He then went on to tell me that he had already paid the driver and if he didn't pick up the car than the truck will go empty and he will charge my card $1100 for the service. After I hung up I canceled the card...
    So my question is how can I find a honest car transportation company. And if the truck is getting $900 to go to Chicago I need to sell my flatbed and buy a parking lot....someone please help
     
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  3. FreightBuzz

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  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    this company... Virginia Transportation Corporation - Home - Auto Transport

    is in RI, down the road a piece from Dedham, MA.

    they have a terminal in Ohio.

    not far from Chicagoland.

    best i can help you with.

    good luck.

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  5. jeffman164

    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    983 miles. Tolls the whole way and Chicago traffic. I guess that it is time to sell your flatbed because $900 is low.
     
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  6. Tropsnart

    Tropsnart Heavy Load Member

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    I see guys hauling cars on flatbed trailers alot. No tarp needed!
     
  7. Tropsnart

    Tropsnart Heavy Load Member

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    There is a company in the Boston area called Pre-owned Towing. They can get that moved for you but I don't have a clue what they'll charge. Or Scott Transportation from Fairfield Me. They run to the Midwest a lot from the Boston area.
     
  8. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    Update
    I ended up taking a load to Dixon IL and put the car on the flatbed.
    Thanks to everyone for their help.
    I am also concerdering buying a car carrier trailer if the rates are that good.
     
  9. Jacoooooooo

    Jacoooooooo Medium Load Member

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    If you think that $900 for a single car is that good, also think about it like having 7 partials on your trailer. The gross may seem high, but you will spend some time picking them up and dropping them off unless you get the full load 1p-1d.
     
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