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Old 06-14-2015, 11:09 AM
 
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I am so stressed about having our car transported. I looked up companies on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website and was shocked to find some had some serious violations.


Can anyone recommend a reliable car transport company to ship a car from New England to CA?
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:27 PM
 
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Due to California's new emission control standards which went into effect in January, 2014, very few licensed motor vehicle transport carriers operate equipment that is qualified to enter state.

Suggest you avoid brokers that operate as middlemen and go with a larger carrier that maintains a more modern fleet of diesel trucks. It will cost you more money but a least you won't have to worry about getting a call to pick up you car at a state port of entry.

http://www.city-data.com/blogs/blog1...r-vehicle.html

Be sure to ask any company you consider if they are CARB compliant.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Hi there,

I moved my MINI Cooper from VA to AZ last september and I used My Transport Connection. The website is mytransportconnection.com. When you call, you talk to the owner, a guy named Bill. He is perhaps a little rough around the edges but he will get your car picked up as soon as possible and gets it taken care of, no 7-10 day wait. He had a truck at my house in 3 days and my car was in Phoenix 3 days after that.

Whatever company you go with, just understand most of them are just brokers and aren't actually trucking companies. They advertise your car on a central "dispatch" website for the companies to bid on. When I called Bill, he just called up a trucking company and they said the price and that was it. It was no more expensive than the quotes given to me by other companies.

JP
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Old 12-04-2015, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Henry County, TN
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I had a very hard time trying to find a reliable company to move my car 1,000 miles. I ended up paying a friend to drive it. Bought her a plane ticket home.
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Old 12-06-2015, 12:22 PM
 
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I shipped from Washington State to Maine, via Intercity. They were recommended by friends of mine who have shipped 50+ cars back and forth. They only use intercity and they're shipping high-end sports cars, classic cars, and one of a kind street rods ... fully enclosed shipping of course.
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