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Old 08-12-2020, 03:58 PM
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-- Anyone have a suggestion as to who i can get to transport a blazer from california to detroit michigan? I never knew it was such a racket... i sent in my quote request and in 30 seconds i had 5 calls from 'brokers' when i started looking into it they are the middle men and are not guaranteeing anything, then i start poking around on the shippers sights and there are all kinds of reviews stating that they quoted cheap then snagged them for hundreds of dollars and damage to the vehicle.

I'm not looking for the cheapest or enclosed high end just looking to get a vehicle back without getting raped and undamaged...

Thanks for any input.

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Old 08-12-2020, 05:21 PM
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I used a broker who used the carrier below. They moved a Lexus SUV from L.A to Traverse City for me back in June. Try the carrier directly and see if it works.

GREEN LIGHT CARRIER INC
1336 MC DOWELL RD UNIT 202
NAPERVILLE, Illinois 60563
Phone: 630 854 2767
Email: [email protected]
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:26 PM
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Reach out to outlaw boat transport I'm sure he knows the right guys to recommend
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Old 08-12-2020, 07:09 PM
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Motorcity Hot Shot - Gary Pittman/ Jenna Crawford

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Tell them their insurance guy sent you. they will take great care of you and if they cant they will set you up with someone who will.
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Old 08-12-2020, 11:37 PM
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central dispatch.com. just a message board that puts you directly in touch with the transporter. we ship over 200 cars a year this way
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Old 08-13-2020, 07:58 AM
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I used Reliable carriers years ago to have my new pickup transported from Kansas to NY. Owner Is a member here or at least he used to be. They did a great job at a fair price.
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Old 08-13-2020, 07:58 AM
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I went through a broker when I bought my F250. I have his info if needed. It was $1,300 to ship from Phoenix to Chicago. Just to give you an idea.
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The whole brokerage thing is a giant joke and a racket. I set up shipping for my parents' two cars from AZ to SC directly with a shipper knowing the hazards of the industry.

My parents in their brilliance thought they could do it cheaper. So they Googled and got set up with a broker. A few days before their move across the country; the broker called them up and extorted them for more money. They then called me for help. I told them they should have stuck with me, but NOOOOOOO. It ended up costing them 25% more than I had them booked for originally.

If you don't have anything set up already, call Bobby aka "Lucky Strike Jr." They ship cars all the time and have good contacts. https://mercedesshowroom.com/

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Old 08-13-2020, 09:04 AM
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and where do the brokers find truck drivers? central dispatch. use them and skip the brokers.
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Thanks for the replies everyone.

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