PRICES FOR COMMON ROUTES
👍 LAST UPDATE: May 2020
National Average Diesel Fuel Rate: $2.67/gallon
Some routes affected by Snowbird Season North/South (OCT-MAY)
AVERAGE COST TO SHIP YOUR CAR
*ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival
Car Transport Rates for Common Routes.
All rates listed Below are estimates for regular sized sedans on Open Auto Carrier Services.
⚪ Time It Takes To Ship Car
The time it takes to transport your car from state-to-state varies depending on which states you need service on.
For a car shipping truck driven by one single driver, standard times for delivery would be applied. For trucks driven by two or more drivers, the route would be completed much faster as multiple drivers would trade shifts.
Drivers are generally allowed to drive 14 consecutive hours In which to drive up to 11 hours after being off duty for 10 or more consecutive hours. This limits the amount of time a driver is allowed to operate per shift which is enforced by the FMCSA.
To determine the amount of time it takes to ship a car from point A to point B, one must include drive time along with loading and unloading Plus customer service for each designated pick-up and delivery adding up to the total time it takes to transport your car to its final destination.
⚪ HOW TO DETERMINE COST
Prices for auto transport services are usually calculated within a few different variables. There is no set price for any route as market shipping rates fluctuate up and down consistently. That is mainly why most auto transport companies will offer you a Quote (an Estimate by definition).
The main details to consider are:
➡️ Special requirements like winch service for inoperable vehicles would acquire additional fees included to the total cost of the transport. Winch service fees can cost anywhere from $100 to $300 depending on the size of the vehicle.
➡️ Premium services like enclosed car carrier trailers well also cost more due to the added features and safety measures provided when shipping your car to another state. The added cost for an enclosed transport can range anywhere from $300 to $600 more than the standard cost for open auto carrier transport.
➡️ Additional requests like top-load placement or expedited shipping can also add to the final cost. This all depends on the route variations and availability.
When requesting a quote from Viceroy, you will receive an estimate based on your needs. The rate will include everything. Taxes, tolls, fuel, Door-to-door service and full insurance protection bumper to bumper.
⚪ FACTORS THAT CALCULATE COST
These are the main factors that determine your car transport cost. Before you hire the first company you find with the lowest quote or price, there are a few little details you should know about the auto transport industry. Knowing these little facts of information will help you understand how auto transport is priced allowing you to find the lowest rate possible when shipping a car state to state.
◾ When It Needs To Ship
We can help you move your vehicle anywhere in the United States. All we require is you keep an open mind and allow us at least a 2 to 4 day pickup window to allow our staff to coordinate your move and prepare the driver for dispatch. All details would be sent to you by email. We remind you that communication is key for a successful transport.
◾ Type of Vehicle
Larger vehicles cost more to transport. Many pickup trucks, SUV’s, minivans and cargo vans come with “oversized / overweight shipping fees.” This is of course due to the added weight & size when transporting. These are gathered based on size and weight of the vehicle you are shipping, and are included in the quote.
This is why shipping a large pickup truck along a route will cost more than a standard car on that same route. Cars sized up to full-size sedans are not subject to oversize/overweight car shipping fees. Cars that are standard size will have standard rates.
◾ Condition of Your Vehicle
The condition of your vehicle will play a big factor in the quote. If the vehicle is inoperable, there will be an added fee due to the use of a winch and the drivers labor. Everything is based on availability. Not all drivers / trucks have a winch.
Drivers that do will charge for that service as it requires extra usage of expensive equipment & labor. As long as the vehicle can roll, brake & steer, a winch can be used to load.
◾ Auto Carrier Type
You can request an open transport or an enclosed transport. An enclosed auto transport provides complete protection from the outside world during shipment. The enclosed transporter is mainly reserved for higher-end cars such as Exotics, luxuries or Antiques and classics.
Normally, the use of an enclosed car transport service does cost more but is worth it in the end as the vehicle is delivered the same way as picked up. No dirt. No blemishes. Open car transport will get your car shipped for a cheaper rate but will be exposed to the elements of the air and road debris while in transit.
◾ Pickup & Destination
This is very important as it is one of the main factors in generating your auto transport quote. The origin & destination zone is the reason why you're having your auto transported in the first place. For some reason, you don't want to drive it yourself.
Whichever the case, one of the most important points in getting your vehicle from point A to B is the distance in between which would result in fuel spent per mile. Your car transport company should focus on where you are moving from and to and the mileage between the two and basically use that as a baseline when compiling your estimate when pricing.
Main: (866) 761-5133
Sunrise, FL 33322 - United States
Viceroy promises to deliver the very best in customer service from the time your vehicle is picked up to the point of completion when your automobile is safe at its destination. State to state service with door to door delivery on most routes. All of our services are Fully Insured.