Auto Shipping FAQ: Can I Ship Oversize Vehicles?
Shipping a normal vehicle usually is not that easy. Automobiles are designed to be large – even the smallest ones – and auto transport trucks are designed to be even larger. Shippers that routinely haul that much weight around are some of the toughest people in the industry, and its not an industry for people that don’t know what they’re doing. Many auto shippers will be able to quote a shipment for you on just about anything, so long as it can fit on the back of their truck. And that’s where things tend to get tricky – determining what exactly is going to fit on the back of their car shipping truck and what won’t.
Oversize vehicle shipping is a tough cookie because few customers are looking for it and those companies that provide it really don’t have anything standardized in terms of what they’ll be able to fit, what they won’t, or even how they’ll load it onto the truck. Oversize shipping services come at the behest of the customer and at the mercy of the transportation company – they have the ability to ship oversize vehicles, but not every company does. Typically oversize vehicle shipping is done via flatbed transportation services, though this typically depends on exactly how big the vehicle in question is. Flatbed shippers are designed strictly for hauling larger vehicles around – or at the very least, vehicles that are too large to fit on any standard auto transport carrier.
So, can you ship oversize vehicles? Yes. Yes you can. Typically, though, it’s going to cost a lot more (depending on size and weight) and if a lowboy (flatbed) transport truck is available it’s going to cost a bit more than a standard open or enclosed transport truck due to the fact that the vehicles they ship are heavier and cost more to transport, even over shorter distances. We can get you free quotes to transport just about any vehicle from anywhere, to anywhere in the U.S. We clear all our affiliate advertisers for reliability, which means we make sure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have questions or concerns you can give us a call toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents. You can also fill out our free online quote request form yourself – if your vehicle is not listed in the vehicles that we have, just choose the next-best thing. You can put the vehicle info in the “Name” section of our quote form.