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Tennessee Auto Transport
Trying to get a car or truck shipped to or from Tennessee? With all the trucking companies on the internet it can be a daunting task. We have a hassle-free solution for you. Our associates regularly have trucks in the Volunteer State, Tennessee. We specialize in providing you with the best options and rates for getting your car or truck transported to its destination. By completing the form on this page or calling 1-866-446-9143 you receive ten free quotes from multiple shipping companies to help you find a low rate and delivery/pickup dates that fit your schedule. All the transport companies we work with have trucks in all cities and towns in Tennessee including McMinnville, Dickson, Brentwood, Spring Hill, Collierville, and Bristol, every week. We 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 will arrive in good condition and on schedule. Listed below are a few of the Tennessee auto transports recently completed by our partners.
- 2018 Audi A4, Johnson City, TN to San Diego, CA
- 1990 Lincoln Town Car, Jackson, TN to Dallas, TX
- 2015 Toyota Highlander, Nashville, TN to Columbus, OH
- 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander, Murfreesboro, TN to New York City, NY
Tennessee Auto Transport Rates
Your auto transport needs can greatly increase or decrease the cost of having your car or truck shipped. You can save significantly by choosing an open rather than an enclosed transport. Every day auto dealerships safely receive vehicles 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 sedan, extended cab pickup, kingcab pickup, sub-compact car, off-road vehicle, and pickup truck you are shipping can also impact your rate. Usually the larger the vehicle the more it will cost to ship. If your vehicle has any non-standard accessories that have altered its size, this can also increase the cost of shipping. Listed below are some of the accessories that may increase cost of your shipment.
- Lift kits
- 4 wheel drive
- Side steps
- Rear bumper guards
- Roof rack
- Grill guards
- Running lights
- Over sized tires
- Nerf bars
Tennessee auto transport rates are calculated by the mile and rates change depending on the cost of fuel. Often you can save money by driving your vehicle to a shipping terminal and picking the vehicle up at another shipping terminal near your delivery address. Terminal to terminal can save you a lot of money but if you need or prefer door to door auto transport make sure that your pick-up and delivery locations are accessible by a full-size tractor trailer. The method of payment you choose to use for your vehicle delivery can sometimes affect your rate. Although some companies prefer COD, most carriers accept both COD and credit cards. Please check with your carrier first if you intend to pay with a check. The time of year also affects the rates of shipping a vehicle, summer is high season and the rates are higher. If the vehicle you are transporting is not operational this will significantly add to your rate. You must inform the shipping company if your vehicle is inoperable.
Quick Auto Transport Rates Guide
- Multiple Vehciles- Moderate Impact
- Fuel Cost - Moderate Imapct
- Vehicle Size - Moderate Imapct
- Vehicle Accessories - Moderate Imapct
- Dropoff Location - Minor Impact
- Open or Eclosed - Major Impact
- Terminal to Terminal - Major Impact
- Pick-up Location - Minor Impact
- Door to Door - Major Impact
Despite the above factors our affiliated carriers will work diligently to get you the lowest possible price for your Tennessee auto shipping. Our associate partners always provide some of the best rates in the industry that will fulfill 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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Tennessee Auto Shipping Process
The best way to avoid any problems with your Tennessee car transport is by careful preparation. 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. 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.
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 Tennessee 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 accomplished by semi-trucks. These big rigs are difficult to maneuver on narrow roads and streets. Tennessee has 202,185 miles of highways and byways 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 either location we recommend you select a different location. This can easily be accomplished by coordinating with the driver. Selecting a truck stop, shopping plaza or other open area is often the solution. 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 Tennessee. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.
Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide
- Narrow Cul-de-sacs
- Low hanging tree branches
- Extreme grades
- Dead end streets
- Low overpasses
- Road construction
- Low overpasses
- County road
- Railroad tracks
Tennessee has an average of 218 sunny days per year. Weather is not often an issue to the car shipping industry here. The spring months in Tennessee are mild with low humidity. Summers are warm, often hot, with high humidity. Fall is crisp and pleasant. Winters are mild, but wet. Average high temperatures in summer reach into the 80’s. In winter, high temperatures average in the 40’s. Annual rainfall averages 55 inches, with higher amounts in the Smokey Mountains. Snowfall ranges from 5 inches in West Tennessee to over 16 inches in the mountains in East Tennessee. Check the current Tennessee 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 Tennessee Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.