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Louisiana Auto Transport

Are you looking to ship a car or truck to or from Louisiana? With all the websites and companies on the internet it can be a confusing process. You found the hassle-free answer right here. Our shipping associates have trucks in all locations of the Pelican State, Louisiana. We specialize in providing you with the best options and getting you the lowest rates for moving your vehicle. Complete the form on this page or call 1-866-446-9143 to receive ten free quotes from different shipping companies to help you secure the best rate and a pickup/delivery schedule that meets your needs. All the transport companies we work with have trucks in all parts of Louisiana including Campbellsville, Erlanger, Henderson, Glasgow, Independence, and Frankfort, several times a week. We diligently check each auto shipping company to verify they are insured, licensed and bonded through the US Department of Transportation. We also check their history to ensure they have a safe driving record and the experience to ensure your vehicle arrives in good condition and on schedule. Below are some of the Louisiana auto transports recently completed by our partners.

  • 1982 Chevrolet Camaro, Georgetown, LA to Washington, D.C.
  • 2013 Subaru Legacy, Louisville, LA to Las Vegas, NV
  • 2014 Honda Pilot, Lexington-Fayette, LA to Austin, TX
  • 2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara, Covington, LA to Indianapolis, IN
  • 2019 Kia Forte, Owensboro, LA to Philadelphia, PA
  • 2011 Ford Ranger, Hopkinsville, LA to Chicago, IL
  • 2014 Cadillac SRX, Richmond, LA to Charlotte, NC
  • 2003 Lexus SC, Bowling Green, LA to Boston, MA

Louisiana Auto Transport Rates

Your transport requirements can greatly impact the cost of having your auto transported. You can save significantly by choosing open transport instead of enclosed. Auto dealerships safely receive autos from open car carrier trailers every day. To save money we highly recommend this option unless you are shipping an irreplaceable antique, sports car, race car, or luxurious vehicle. Other important cost factors include the size, weight and type of car or truck. The body type such as full-size crossover, mid-size crossover, pickup truck, crew cab truck, crossover, and hatchback you are shipping can also impact your rate. Typically, the larger the vehicles size, the higher the transport cost. If your vehicle has any non-standard accessories that have altered the length, width, or height of your vehicle they can also increase the cost of transport. Listed below are some of the non-standard accessories that can increase cost.

  • Trailer hitch
  • Camper trailers
  • Roof rack
  • Running boards
  • 4 wheel drive
  • Over sized tires
  • Rear bumper guards
  • Oversized antennas
  • Side steps

Louisiana auto transport rates are calculated per mile and these rates change depending on the cost of fuel. Often you can find a lower rate by driving your vehicle to a shipping terminal and picking the vehicle up at another shipping terminal near your delivery address. Terminal to terminal service can save you a lot of money but if you need or prefer the convenience of door to door service make sure that your pick-up and drop-off locations are both accessible by a full-sized semi-tractor trailer. If the car or truck you are transporting is not operational this will significantly increase your rate. You must inform the shipping company if your auto is inoperable. The time of year also affects the rates of the auto transport shipping carriers, summer is high season and the rates are increased. The method of payment you choose to use for your vehicle delivery can sometimes affect your rate and some companies prefer COD. Most carriers accept COD and credit cards. Please check with the company first if you desire to pay with a check.

Quick Auto Transport Rates Guide

  • Terminal to Terminal - Major Impact
  • Inoperable - Major Impact
  • Open or Eclosed - Major Impact
  • Dropoff Location - Minor Impact
  • Vehicle Size - Moderate Imapct
  • Shipping Schedule - Moderate Imapct
  • Season - Moderate Imapct
  • 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 Louisiana car 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 1-866-446-9143 to get started today.

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Louisiana Auto Shipping Process

The best way to avoid any problems with your Louisiana car transport is by careful preparation. Remember that weight is important in calculating 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. Be sure that both your delivery and pick up addresses are correct. 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.

To keep your vehicle shipping simple and hassle-free, the most important action you can take is to maintain open communication throughout the process. Our Louisiana trusted carriers will always attempt to remain in contact with you. Our affiliated auto transport services usually provide on-time pick-ups and deliveries, but occasionally unforeseeable situations can arise over the road. Inclement weather, road conditions, construction detours, traffic etc. occasionally impact scheduled pick-up and delivery times. Good communication with your carrier or driver can alleviate any stress should any unexpected delays or issues arise.

Shipping Impacts

When selecting door to door transport services, local road conditions can impact pickup and delivery times and locations. The majority of auto transports are accomplished by semi-trailers. Big rigs are difficult to maneuver on many roads and streets. Louisiana has 130,038 miles of highways and byways with many rural roads and other road conditions that will prevent or limit access for big rigs. If the pickup and/or delivery locations have any obstructions that could prevent the truck from accessing the location we recommend you select a different location. This can easily be accomplished by coordinating with the driver. Selecting a mall or supermarket parking lot is usually best. 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 Louisiana. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

  • Railroad tracks
  • Accsess hours
  • Narrow streets
  • Dead end streets
  • Extreme grades
  • Road construction
  • One way streets
  • Weight restricted bridges
  • Low hanging phone cables

Louisiana has an average of 216 sunny days and its pleasant year-round weather rarely causes any delays in the auto transport shipping business. Summers are hot and humid with high temperatures averaging in the 90’s. Winters along the Gulf Coast are very mild with daytime temperatures still averaging in the mid 60’s. As snowfall only averages 0.2 inches per year, car pick-up or vehicle delivery delays from weather are very rare. The exception being hurricanes, or other severe Gulf of Mexico weather related events that occasionally impact pick-up and delivery schedules. Check the current Louisiana weather for any possible auto shipping delays.

It's your vehicle, we want to provide you the best shipping options at the lowest rates to ship your car or truck.  At autotransporterrates.com we continuously work to give you the service and respect you and your vehicle deserve. Complete the form on this page to receive free Louisiana Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.