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Alabama Auto Transport
Transporting a car or truck to or from Alabama? With all the shipping companies available online it can be a complex process. We have a solution. Our partner auto carriers always have trucks in the Yellowhammer State, Alabama. We specialize in providing you with the best shipping options and lowest rates for moving your car or truck. By completing the form on this page or calling 1-800-590-6492 you will receive free quotes from ten different transport companies to help you secure a low rate and a shipping schedule that meets your requirements. All the transport companies we work with have trucks in all parts of Alabama including Prichard, Cullman, Mountain Brook, Millbrook, and Homewood, several times a week. We check every auto shipping company to ensure they are fully insured, licensed and bonded through the US Department of Transportation. We verify every shipping company’s history to ensure they have a good driving record and enough experience to ensure your auto arrives in the same condition and on time. Below are some of the Alabama auto transports our partners have recently completed.
- 1987 BMW 3-Series, Mobile, AL to Los Angeles, CA
- 2009 Hummer H2, Hoover, AL to Jacksonville, FL
- 1957 Chevrolet Corvette, Huntsville, AL to San Diego, CA
- 2019 Aston Martin DB11, Birmingham, AL to Philadelphia, PA
- 2019 Chevrolet Malibu, Decatur, AL to Charlotte, NC
- 2003 Mazda 323, Tuscaloosa, AL to Dallas, TX
- 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, Auburn, AL to Las Vegas, NV
- 2017 Mazda Mazda5, Montgomery, AL to Phoenix, AZ
Alabama Auto Transport Rates
One of the biggest factors in the cost of your auto transport is selecting open or enclosed transport. Auto dealerships safely receive vehicles every day on open car trailers. To save money we highly recommend this option, unless of course you are shipping an irreplaceable luxury, high end sports car, or antique vehicle. Other factors that impact shipping cost include the size, weight and type of car or truck. The body type such as sports coupe, pickup truck, hatchback, full size pickup, and extended cab pickup you are shipping can also affect your shipping cost. Usually the larger the vehicle the higher the shipping rate. If your vehicle has any non-standard accessories that have altered its dimensions they can also increase the cost of shipping. Below are some of the accessories that can increase cost.
- Extended side mirrors
- Trailer hitch
- Rear bumper guards
- Running lights
- Over sized tires
- Lift kits
- Nerf bars
Alabama auto transport rates are computed per mile and regularly fluctuate in direct relation to fuel prices. You can typically reduce your rate by dropping off your vehicle at a freight terminal and then picking it up from another freight terminal near your delivery address. If you require or prefer door to door pickup/delivery keep in mind that both the pickup and delivery addresses must be accessible to full sized trucks. If your vehicle is inoperable it can still be shipped open transport but as this increases time and labor for the carrier it will cost a lot more. You must inform the carrier company in advance if your vehicle has any operational defects. How you choose to pay your bill may also affect your final rate. Some carriers prefer COD but most will accept credit card payments as well. If you intend to settle your invoice by check it is important to arrange this with the shipper beforehand.
Quick Auto Transport Rates Guide
- Vehicle Size - Moderate Imapct
- Door to Door - Major Impact
- Shipping Schedule - Moderate Imapct
- Inoperable - Major Impact
- Open or Eclosed - Major Impact
- Season - Moderate Imapct
- Dropoff Location - Minor Impact
- Vehicle Accessories - Moderate Imapct
- Multiple Vehciles- Moderate Impact
Regardless of the above factors our associate partners will work to get you the lowest rate for your Alabama car or truck transport. You will receive 10 free auto shipping quotes from our partner carriers that will best coordinate to both your price range and delivery schedule. Our trusted partner’s quotes are always among the best rates you will find in the auto transport business. Let us exceed your expectations and get your quotes right now. Simply fill in the form or call us at 1-800-590-6492 to get started today
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Alabama Auto Shipping Process
The best way to avoid any problems with your Alabama car shipping is by careful preparation. Be sure that both your delivery and pick up addresses are correct. Remember that weight is a major factor in your rate. Do not use your vehicle as a method to ship other personal items and have only a quarter tank of gas or less in your vehicle at the time of pick up. You can ship an inoperable vehicle, but it will be more expensive. Vehicles that are not steerable and/or do not have operable brakes will cost significantly more. You MUST inform the carrier of the vehicles condition and be prepared to pay a higher rate. Many drivers will not transport an inoperable vehicle if they have not been first notified.
When your car or truck is picked up you will be required to complete a bill of lading. It is very important to accurately complete this document. The driver and you will inspect your vehicle and document any damage to the vehicle, such as dents, broken windows, paint scratches, etc. Many drivers will take photos of any damage to protect themselves from false claims. When you or your authorized representative receives your auto at the drop-off location be sure that you, or they, carefully check the entire vehicle prior to signing the bill of lading. Failing to do this can make it very difficult if not impossible to receive compensation for any unfortunate damage. We carefully choose the best auto shipping carriers in the business but should any unexpected issue or problems come up you should definitely report them to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Maintaining open communication is the best method to assure a hassle-free vehicle delivery. Our Alabama trusted auto shipping partners will try to keep you in the loop every step of the way. Our affiliate carriers normally run as scheduled but sometimes road conditions, traffic issues, weather or other problems can impact scheduled times. Staying in contact with your driver can help eliminate any aggravation in the unlikely event your pick up or delivery time need to be adjusted.
When selecting door to door transport services, local road conditions can impact pickup and delivery times and locations. Most auto transports are completed by big rigs. These semi-trucks are difficult to maneuver on narrow roads and streets. Alabama has 201,752 miles of highways with many rural roads and other road conditions that may hinder or limit access for large trucks. If the pickup and/or delivery locations have any obstructions that could prevent the truck from accessing either location we recommend you select a better location. This can easily be accomplished by coordinating with the driver. Traffic can also impact pickup and/or drop-off schedules. We recommend you check road and traffic conditions for delays. Check here to find current traffic conditions in Alabama. Selecting a plaza or supermarket parking lot is often a better choice. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.
Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide
- Dead end streets
- Low hanging phone cables
- Accsess hours
- Narrow streets
- Road construction
- Railroad tracks
- Extreme grades
- Weight restricted bridges
- Narrow bridges
Alabama has an average of 219 sunny days per year. Weather is not often an issue to the car shipping industry here. On average, there are 213 sunny days a year in Alabama. Alabama experiences short, mild winters. Summers are long, warm, and humid. Summer highs average in the high 80’s. Winter high temperatures average in the high 40’s. Annual rainfall is 56 inches. Hurricanes and other Gulf weather does occasionally interfere with auto transport schedules. Annual snowfall averages only 1 inch. Check the current Alabama weather for any possible auto shipping delays.