Auto Transportation

Discussion in 'Street/strip 400/430/455' started by Skylard, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Skylard

    Skylard Well-Known Member

    I'm buying a car in Tampa Fl and need to get it shipped to Los Angeles.
    Enclosed Trailer.
    I'm getting bids from brokers ranging $1350 to $1800.
    Does anyone have a bit of wisdom to share with me...
    I'm a first time shipper.
    Cheers!
     
  2. cruzn57

    cruzn57 cruzn57

    all your speaking with are BROKERS , who will put your car online to be bid on, by a hauler,
    not all bad, but less expensive , and quicker than trying to use direct contact with a hauler,
    my experience,...... fla to LA, for under 1500 is very good, ( usually thats open trailer pricing)
     
  3. Skylard

    Skylard Well-Known Member

    Yeah, i found out its run by brokers, not a bad thing.
    broker got $200 as soon as my job was scheduled, then i pay the driver the balance of $1100.00
    $1300.00 Enclosed trailer

    Brokers say they ensure the driver has all their paper work and insurance in order.
     
  4. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Just like OJ assured Americans that he didn't kill his wife lol:D:p:rolleyes:
     
  5. gsgtx

    gsgtx Silver Level contributor

    be careful of low ball price. if they come in way under they just try to hook you. might take forever or your car never gets picked up. they tell you have to up your price
     
  6. Skylard

    Skylard Well-Known Member

    yeah the lowball price is $1300.00

    i hope they dont take the title off the dash and sell the car overseas,
    would they do that? No..

    i told the driver i did a background check on him and i know where he lives and where the kids go to school..
     
  7. shiftbyear

    shiftbyear Well-Known Member

    Would it be possible to put in some kind of dash cam so you can monitor the car's progress?
     
  8. cruzn57

    cruzn57 cruzn57

    when we travel with car in tow, ( to the races , or event)
    I have a pay per use cell ph,, that I hook up the the battery ( usually hiding in the engine compartment)
    and leave it ON, that way I can tract it anytime ,anywhere, ( in the event the car/ trailer are stolen)
     
  9. Skylard

    Skylard Well-Known Member

    That sounds interesting.
    So how is the car/phone located?
    Thanks
     
  10. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Go to your local tech/computer shop and buy some gps tracking devices. Try and find ones that have a magnetic surface and mount it up under the trans/drive shaft tunnel or ontop of the gas tank. Sit back and follow it on your phone or computer.
     
  11. Skylard

    Skylard Well-Known Member

  12. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

  13. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

  14. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    My old boss used them cause there was a few crews who were ducking out early on fridays but booking hours until 5pm. A little hard to say you were still on the job when the work van was in Hooters parking lot lol;)
     
  15. Skylard

    Skylard Well-Known Member

    Thats the same one I bought. $50.
     

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