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Maryland Auto Transport

Are you looking for vehicle shipping to or from Maryland? With so many auto shipping websites on the internet it can be a complicated process. We offer the solution. Our shipping associates have many trucks in the Old Line State, Maryland. We specialize in providing you with the best options and best rates for shipping your vehicle. By completing the form on this page or calling 1-866-446-9143 you will receive free quotes from 10 different transport companies to help you find the lowest rate and a delivery/pickup schedule that meets your needs. All the transport companies we work with are in all locations of Maryland including Randallstown, Milford Mill, Clinton, Chillum, and Pikesville, several times a week. We check each car shipping company to verify they are licensed, insured and bonded through the US Department of Transportation. We also check their driving 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 Maryland car transports recently completed by our partners.

  • 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Gaithersburg, MD to Indianapolis, IN
  • 2011 Honda Element, Germantown, MD to Houston, TX
  • 2014 Chevrolet Spark, Waldorf, MD to Fort Worth, TX
  • 2002 Maserati Coupé, Rockville, MD to Phoenix, AZ
  • 1990 GMC Jimmy, Glen Burnie, MD to Dallas, TX
  • 2012 Honda CR-Z, Frederick, MD to Nashville, TN
  • 2018 Ford Taurus, Baltimore, MD to Austin, TX

Maryland Auto Transport Rates

You can save a lot by choosing open transport rather than enclosed. Auto dealerships safely receive vehicles from open car carrier trailers daily. To save money we recommend this option unless of course you are transporting an irreplaceable luxury, high end sports car, or antique vehicle. Other important factors include the size, weight and type of your vehicle. The body style such as sports car, kingcab pickup, off-road vehicle, compact car, pickup truck, and crew cab truck, you are shipping may also impact your transport rate. Usually the larger the vehicle the higher the transport cost. If your auto has any non-standard accessories that have altered the width, height, or length of your car or truck this could also increase the cost of shipping. Below are some of the accessories that can impact cost.

  • Grill guards
  • Over sized tires
  • Front bumper guards
  • Camper trailers
  • Lift kits
  • Trailer hitch
  • Nerf bars
  • Oversized antennas
  • Extended side mirrors

Maryland 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

  • Shipping Schedule - Moderate Imapct
  • Vehicle Size - Moderate Imapct
  • Season - Moderate Imapct
  • Inoperable - Major Impact
  • Door to Door - Major Impact
  • Pick-up Location - Minor Impact
  • Dropoff Location - Minor Impact
  • Vehicle Accessories - Moderate Imapct
  • Terminal to Terminal - Major Impact

Despite the above factors our affiliated carriers will work diligently to get you the lowest possible price for your Maryland auto shipping. Our associate partners always provide some of the best rates in the industry that will fulfil your requirements and remain within your budget. At no charge or obligation, you will receive 10 quotes from our trusted affiliated carriers. Give us the opportunity to exceed your expectations and get you your quotes today. Simply fill in the form and click on submit or call us at 1-866-446-9143 to get your quotes right now.

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Maryland Auto Shipping Process

The best way to avoid any problems with your Maryland auto shipping is by careful preparation. Vehicles that cannot be steered and/or do not have functioning 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. 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.

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 Maryland 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. These 18 wheelers are difficult to maneuver on narrow roads and streets. Maryland has 71,126 miles of roadways with many rural roads and other road conditions that will prevent or limit access for semi-trailers. 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 Maryland. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

  • Low hanging phone cables
  • Extreme grades
  • County road
  • Narrow bridges
  • Accsess hours
  • Weight restricted bridges
  • Limited Access Avenues
  • One way streets
  • Railroad tracks

Maryland has an average of 200 sunny days per year. Weather is not often an issue to the car shipping industry here. Spring months are mild, with some cloudy and rainy days. Summers are rather warm and humid, with milder days and cooler nights in the western mountains and along the coastal areas. Fall weather is crisp and often clear. Winter usually brings some snow, with the greatest accumulations occurring in the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, which on occasion will impact pick-up or delivery auto transport schedules. Summer highs average near 80 degrees. Winter high temperatures average near 30 degrees. Annual rainfall is 45 inches, with lower amounts in the central panhandle area, and slightly higher amounts in the western regions. Snowfall averages 31 inches per year with heavier snowfall of 100 inches in the mountains. Check current Maryland weather conditions 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 Maryland Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.