Need a 1 Ton SRW Moved

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by Lucky12, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. Lucky12

    Lucky12 Light Load Member

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    Greeting my car hauling brethren, a few questions if you can find the time to reply:

    What would be a reasonable price to haul a 1 Ton F350 Crew Cab, Long Bed SRW with a Brush Guard on the front (It's long) from DFW to Oxford, Mississippi? It's just under 500 miles.

    What is the best way to find a carrier?

    Last time I had a truck hauled I filled out a few random online forms and was literally inundated with calls, texts, sales pitches (most outright lies of various sorts) for like 2 weeks.

    How do I protect myself if truck were to get damaged or not show up?

    Please offer any advice you can, thank you for your help!
     
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  3. bonder45

    bonder45 Heavy Load Member

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    UShip.com
    Veritrade.com
     
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  4. JacobX

    JacobX Bobtail Member

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    Did you ever find someone to do this? I’m working on a similar load now, and cannot find a hauler willing to drive 400 miles.
     
  5. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    It's not that you can't find anyone to move it, as long as the rate is right it will get picked up. It's really very simple, if the rate is right it will get picked up; in other words, the higher the rate the higher your chances of getting a proper carrier with proper credentials sooner than later.
     
  6. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    I'm curious on the other questions...how to find a respectable transporter? I've considered buying a car while I'm out and having it transported to my town but haven't had time to research the process.
    All I've heard about is the massive amount of spam I'm going to get by inquiring on the wrong websites....;-(
     
  7. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    Veritrade only came back with import/export and equipment hauling... Is that spelled right?
     
  8. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    Any gig that you list online will get you a lot of spam. Heck, the accountant that did my taxes one year led to "IRS inspector" with heavy accent threatening my arrest if I didn't send him the money "I owed" right away. Cussing someone out never felt that great at that time. So make sure you don't put your phone number at any of them and you won't get hundreds of calls. Spam emails are really easy to avoid by clicking and reporting it as spam so you won't get any future emails from that sender (or they will get right to the spam folder where they belong).
     
  9. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

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    I’ll give you some insight of what happens when you fill out an online request for a quote.
    Your name and Load information is compiled along with others and then sold to multiple brokers as sales leads.
    Then you get inundated with many phone calls and emails from brokers who bought the list and are now trying to sell you their services.
    At the same you are receiving all the annoying contacts
    from brokers the very same brokers are posting your load on the load board ( without a contract or your knowledge) with a price on it they have pulled out of their #####.
    When we as carriers call on the listed load we get the famous “ I have to call the customer and check “
    They then call you back and say we have a truck waiting to pickup your car and that you should take it for their price because there might not be another truck available.
    Not exactly the most ethical or in some cases legal processes in the world.
     
  10. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    Now we need a short course on how to become a neurosurgeon and we all set.:):D:)
     
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  11. Lucky12

    Lucky12 Light Load Member

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    I did not have the truck I inquired about in this post moved because the deal fell through. Some well meaning small business men in DFW who were primarily in the used car business were beginning to dip their toes in the red hot used diesel pickup market, and were OJT learning about 4x4 and all it's intracicies. I applauded their determination, being a champion of small independent firms, but "something wasn't right" on the truck I was gonna buy. In the end, I believe the limited slip differential was worn out, making the 4x4 operate like an open differential. So no purchase.

    I did use the auto mover brokerage "system" with much trepidation on a prior purchase. My vehicle was delivered more or less on time and without damage. But I was nervous as hell after all the BS sales pitches and lies I received leading up to the selection of a shipper. It was a used F350 7.3 4x4 SRW. Had it been a newer one with the accompanying price tag I'd have flown down and drove it home.
     
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