Let’s face it: there are a lot of different vehicles on the road today. From the SmartCar to the Ford F-450 Super Duty (and larger), vehicles of all shapes, sizes, makes and models can be seen traversing this great land of ours. And so, naturally, people are going to want to ship those vehicles across the country, or across the state, or across the Cascade Mountains. They want the safety that comes with it. But most people don’t grasp the full logistical implications of moving a vehicle; on the whole, it can be a pretty daunting challenge, and the larger the vehicle is, the more difficult it will be to ship.
This page presents each type of vehicle we ship as well as a brief explanation regarding how that particular type of vehicle is typically shipped. If your specific vehicle isn’t listed, feel free to call our toll-free number and speak to one of our live agents regarding your specific vehicle’s dimensions and what it would take to ship it.
Cars | Small Pickup Trucks | Small SUV’s | Standard Minivans | Small Cargo Vans
These vehicles are all grouped together because they can all fit on a standard open auto transport carrier. Typically, these vehicles won’t net you any additional oversize or overweight vehicle fees simply because they’re considered to be of standard height. Some mid-size SUV’s may cost $50 – $100 more than normal, but that has more to do with the weight of the vehicle as opposed to its size.
Large Pickup Trucks | Large SUV’s | Large Cargo Vans
These vehicles are somewhat in the middle – depending on which specific make and model you’re looking to ship, these vehicles may or may not fit on a standard carrier. A Ford F-250 Regular Cab Standard Bed can fit on top of a standard ten car carrier, but that same vehicle in a Duly package cannot; it’s too wide. It’s the same with cargo vans. A standard Ford E-250 cargo van will fit on the top of a carrier, but a 15 foot Dodge Sprinter cannot – it’s too high. On the whole, these vehicles will tend to cost anywhere from $200 – $400 more than a standard car on your same route, and with these vehicles it’s important to have the rough dimensions of the vehicle ready for your auto transport agent, should they need them in order to calculate your quote.
Duly Pickup Trucks | Oversize Vans | 15+ Passenger/Cargo Vans
These vehicles all will most likely need some sort of flatbed auto transport. Most of them are too large to fit on a standard carrier, and this means that the price to ship them will increase as well. Typically, these vehicles will cost anywhere from $350 – $550 more than the standard price to ship a compact car on that same route, with the price going up with the size and/or weight of the vehicle (or both, depending on the vehicle). It’s a good idea to have the dimensions of the vehicle ready for your transport agent ahead of time, as they will most likely be needed to determine how large of a flatbed vehicle you need to ship.
Motorcycles | ATV’s | Dune Buggies | Etc.
When it comes to shipping motorcycles, ATV’s, dune buggies, golf carts, trikes – anything like that, really – they’re probably going to be handled the same. Motorcycles and ATV’s are typically shipped in specialized crates that are easy to assemble and disassemble. They protect the vehicle and due to its small size will typically cost $50 – $200 less, depending on the size of the motorcycle/ATV and the route in question. Dune buggies typically will fit on a standard carrier, but some might be too small – in that case, it’s best to talk to your auto transport agent. This goes for anything else that has the same general configuration as well.
There are many other types of vehicles out there on the road, but this covers most of the major ones. If you’re looking for recreational vehicle shipping you can visit our helpful recreational vehicle shipping page and read about how that works. Students can also learn about the intricacies of shipping vehicles to college.