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Pickup trucks have been around almost since the invention of the automobile, and have been used in many different ways for many different reasons, but one thing always remains the same: a pickup truck has to have a bed and it needs to be able to tow or haul things. These are what pickup trucks do, and because of this there are a lot of different pickup trucks out there, all varying in size and weight and power, and among all those pickup trucks a good handful are going to need to be shipped on a daily basis. In this article we’ll break down some of the factors that can affect your auto transport prices and carrier availability and give you tips for getting the best pickup truck transport services you can find.

Shipping Truck Cost

As we mentioned, pickup trucks come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, which can wreak havoc on auto transport representatives trying to give you an accurate price quote because your F-150 might be the larger one instead of the more modern, smaller one. Most pickup trucks come with oversize or overweight vehicle shipping fees that carriers will assess for larger vehicles – it’s something that no one can control because hauling vehicles larger than a standard car can be costly and expensive in the fuel department, so they charge more for larger vehicles to help offset the additional fuel they spend.

Pickup Truck Transportation Services

Small pickup trucks, like the older Ford Rangers, will have little no to oversize vehicle transport fees because it is one of the smallest trucks on the market. An F-350, on the other hand, could run as much as $350 more than a standard car on the same route because of how heavy and tall it is. Some pickup trucks are so large that they cannot even fit on the back of a standard auto transport carrier. These trucks are usually the largest of a pickup truck line, or else they are pickups that have been modified in some way to be taller, heavier, longer or wider. If your vehicle cannot fit on the back of a standard open auto transport carrier, it will most likely need to be transported via a flatbed transport truck, which are harder to find and more expensive than open or enclosed trailers. They are built and designed to haul large vehicles and equipment, and if your truck is deemed too large to fit on a standard carrier your representative will more than likely have no other choice but to find a flatbed shipper for you. You can call us toll-free at 800-553-1828 for a free quote to transport your vehicle, or you can fill out the free online auto transport quote request form to the right to get a customized quote e-mailed to you within the next few minutes.

There are several ways you can ship a car.  The options include enclosed trailer, open carrier transport, flatbed truck, door to door shipping and to or from a terminal as well.  The most popular of the options is 7 to 10 car open carrier.  These large trucks can accommodate almost any size vehicle including carsSUV’strucksjeeps and vans.

Open car transport, door to door is also the best way to get the cheapest auto transport rate possible.  To learn more and see what transport method is best for you, please fill out our free quote form and one of our representatives will respond to you within minutes.  You can also call us at (800) 553-1828.

 

Shipping a vehicle can be stressful if don’t know what to do.  This is why we believe it is paramount to have our highly trained agents be your main point of contact from start to finish.

They will go over everything you need to know so you can relax.  In the meanwhile, we prepared you this checklist.  This includes everything from pickup to delivery and how to make sure your car is ready for pickup.

When it comes to car moving, we want you to be ahead of the game!  For any questions and further assistance our agents are standing by, (800) 553-1828.  Please read our checklist to prepare your vehicle to learn more.

 

While understanding auto transport insurance is not rocket science, we think it’s valuable to explain how it works.  As part of providing a great car transport service, it is our job to guarantee that the carrier we assign to pickup your vehicle is licensed and insured.  Click here to check out our license.

When you go with Mercury to ship your vehicle, you can rest assure that the carrier assigned to move your car is fully insured and licensed with the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier and Saftey Administration).

Your vehicle is covered by the carrier’s insurance policy that is doing the shipping.  Depending on the type and size of the truck/trailer that is shipping your car, the insurance policy can cover from $100,000 to $1,000,000 of damage.

We have also provided a checklist to explain what you need to do at both pickup and delivery in case there are any issues so, you can file a claim and know that everything will be taken care of.

It is rare but, time-to-time there may be accidental damage while in transit and it is good to know that your carrier’s insurance will protect your auto shipment in that event.

To view a sample BOL (Bill of Lading) and learn what to do in case of accidental damage, please check out our Condition Report and Procedure checklist.

HOW AUTO SHIPPING WORKS

REQUEST A QUOTE

First, we post your vehicle through our network, including all National Dispatch Boards for Auto Transport. This is where all licensed auto transport carriers can see your vehicle is available for shipping.

BOOK YOUR ORDER

We present offers from FMCSA Licensed and Insured Carriers. When you accept an offer, we send your service agreement that guarantees the price, door-to-door service and 100% bumper to bumper insurance. There are never any hidden fees or charges, guaranteed.

VEHICLE IS PICKED UP

Not until you approve your carrier and final logistics is your deposit due. Your deposit is included in your quote and goes toward the total price. The remaining balance is due at time of delivery. Nothing gets done without your approval.

 

VEHICLE IS DELIVERED

Your driver will contact you prior to your pickup and delivery dates to schedule a time for loading and unloading. Once your vehicle reaches its destination, you do a final inspection of your vehicle and pay the driver the remaining balance. You and the driver both sign the Bill of Lading and each keep a copy.

Car Shipping Options

OPEN AUTO TRANSPORT

Open auto transport carriers are considered the standard carrier in the industry today.

ENCLOSED AUTO TRANSPORT

Enclosed auto transport carriers are not as readily available as open carriers but…

FLATBED AUTO TRANSPORT

Flatbed carriers are the least-used transporters, required only for vehicles…

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