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Montana Auto Transport

Are you planning to ship a vehicle to Montana? With all online auto shipping companies, this can be an unsettling task. We have a solution for you. Our shipping partners have hundreds of trucks in the Treasure State, Montana. We specialize in providing you with the lowest rates for shipping your truck or car. Simply complete the form or call 1-800-590-6492. You will receive 10 free quotes from different vehicle transport companies to help you secure a low rate and a delivery/pickup schedule that works for you. All the transport companies we work with have trucks in all the cities and towns in Montana including Hamilton, Belgrade, Sidney, Glendive, Laurel, Livingston, and Whitefish, several times a week. We verify each vehicle shipping courier to ensure they are properly insured, licensed and bonded through the US Department of Transportation. We diligently check their history to ensure they have a safe driving record and the experience to ensure your auto arrives in good condition and on time. Listed below are a few of the Montana auto shipments recently completed by our partners.

  • 1998 Ferrari F50, Miles, MT to Fort Worth, TX
  • 2013 Lincoln MKZ, Anaconda, MT to Jacksonville, FL
  • 2018 Acura NSX, Missoula, MT to Indianapolis, IN
  • 2017 Kia Sedona, Bozeman, MT to Houston, TX
  • 2006 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, Billings, MT to Seattle, WA
  • 1983 Mercury Zephyr, Great Falls, MT to San Antonio, TX
  • 2019 Dodge Charger, Kalispell, MT to Dallas, TX
  • 2017 Acura RLX, Butte-Silver Bow, MT to San Diego, CA
  • 2019 Ford GT, Helena, MT to Chicago, IL
  • 2017 Audi R8, Havre, MT to Washington, D.C.
  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler, undefined, MT to Detroit, MI
  • 2019 Toyota Prius v, undefined, MT to Boston, MA

Montana Auto Transport Rates

Your shipping requirements can greatly increase or decrease the cost of having your vehicle shipped. You can save a lot by choosing open transport rather than enclosed. Auto dealerships safely receive vehicles every day from open car carrier 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 important cost factors include the size, weight, and type of car or truck. The body type such as compact car, full size pickup, hatchback, pickup truck, sports coupe, sedan, minivan, mid-size crossover, crossover, sports car, off-road vehicle, full-size car, and mid-size car you are shipping can also impact your rate. Usually the larger the vehicle the higher the shipping cost. If your vehicle has any non-standard accessories that have altered the size of your vehicle they can also increase the cost of shipping. Below are some of the accessories that can increase cost.

  • Roof rack
  • Rear bumper guards
  • Running lights
  • Grill guards
  • Running boards
  • Side steps
  • 4 wheel drive
  • Over sized tires
  • Camper trailers

Montana 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

  • Season - Moderate Impact
  • Terminal to Terminal - Major Impact
  • Shipping Schedule - Moderate Impact
  • Door to Door - Major Impact
  • Inoperable - Major Impact
  • Pick-up Location - Minor Impact
  • Fuel Cost - Moderate Impact
  • Open or Enclosed - Major Impact
  • Dropoff Location - Minor Impact

Despite any of the circumstances stated above, our affiliated carriers still work diligently to get you the lowest price for your Montana vehicle shipping. You will get 10 car transport quotes from our partner auto shipping companies that will best match your needs and price range. You will get all 10 quotes for free and with no obligation whatsoever. Our trusted partner’s quotes are always among the lowest rates you will find in the auto shipping business. Allow us to exceed your expectations by getting your quotes right now. Simply fill in the form and click submit or call at 1-800-590-6492 today.

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Montana Auto Shipping Process

The best way to avoid any problems with your Montana 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 vehicle's 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 the driver arrives at your pick-up location you will receive a bill of lading. It is crucial that you verify the accuracy of everything in this document. You and the pick-up driver will then carefully inspect your car or trucks condition, notating any defects such as dents, scratches, cracked or broken glass etc. on the bill of lading. Many customers and carrier drivers will take photos of the vehicle being shipped at this time. This documentation can be important in the unlikely event of any damage incurred throughout the vehicles transport process. Because we check out all of our affiliated carriers and drivers documentation before we partner with these associates, damages or other problems are rare. However, in the unlikely event that any unfortunate problems or issues do arise you should definitely document them and also contact the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Communication is critical to an easy auto transport. Our Montana auto transport partners will attempt to keep you informed every step of the way. Our partners typically deliver on-time, however occasionally situations created by weather, road conditions, or other traffic problems are possible. Keeping an open line of communication to your carrier or driver can help eliminate a lot of stress.

Shipping Impacts

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. Montana has 152,940 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. Selecting a plaza or supermarket parking lot is often a better choice. 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 Montana. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

  • Low hanging tree branches
  • Narrow Cul-de-sacs
  • Dead end streets
  • County road
  • Railroad tracks
  • Low hanging phone cables
  • One way streets
  • Road construction
  • Low overpasses

Montana has an average of 205 sunny days per year. Weather is not often an issue to the car shipping industry here. Summer highs average 70 degrees and cooler in the mountains. Winter high temperatures average in the upper 20’s. Annual rainfall is 20 inches in the lower elevations and up to 80 inches in the mountains. Annual snowfall varies depending on the region. Northwestern Montana gets 31 inches of snow. Eastern Montana gets up to 80 inches of snow. The south-central region gets up to 200 inches of snow. Snowfall has been recorded in all months of the year in the mountains of Montana and does sometimes create pick-up and delivery shipping delays. Check the current Montana weather for any possible auto shipping delays.