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We are A+ rated with the BBB and we have been in business since 1999.

Use our auto transport calculator to find out. You will see your auto shipping quote in less then 30 seconds with our price calculator, and find out when your vehicle can be picked up.

We strive to provide the lowest possible price to move your vehicle within a reasonable amount of time. Our pricing experts consider not only supply and demand and diesel fuel rates, but also provide special discounts for popular transport routes and seasonal backhaul routes.
The good news is the trucks travel about 400 miles per day. American Auto Shipping provides online tracking of your vehicles shipment 24/7.
Yes, using our 10 car open carriers, we allow you to have 100 pounds of personal items in the trunk of your car or cargo area of your truck/SUV while it's being transported. If you ship your vehicle in an enclosed carrier you can pack it full!
Concierge transport services are the services that we offer at no extra cost to our customers. These services include:
  • A free car wash inside and out after your car has been delivered.
  • Free rental car if it takes longer than 14 days from pickup to delivery.
  • Your own personal concierge that will be with you from the quote process until delivery.

BBB Warns of Fraudulent Auto Transport Company

How Much Does it Cost to Ship a CarThe Better Business Bureau has recently warned of a fraudulent auto transport company that’s trying to steal people’s money. They’ve been operating as Elk Horn Express Transport, out of Idaho, and apparently they’ve been scamming people that primarily buy classic cars on the internet. The BBB has given the company an “F” rating and has more information on Elk Horn Express’ BBB business page.

As you can read in the first link above, the U.S. Department of Transportation requires each licensed vehicle transporter to have a Motor Carrier Number, or MC#. This includes brokers and carriers. Apparently, the fraudulent Elk Horn Express has used the MC# for a company that is no longer in business.

How this fraudulent auto transport company was caught

The BBB tracks reviews and complaints of thousands of different companies in all different industries. Most of the time their review process is fairly straightforward, and companies can be accredited businesses by joining with the BBB. Joining, however, is not required.

After multiple reviews left from real customers, the BBB began to investigate, and this is what they found. This writer’s own impromptu investigation noticed that while Elk Horn has a website, they are not listed on Transport Reviews. This is not an indictment, but it definitely makes it harder to say they are a legitimate business.

Regardless, as of now, do not do business with Elk Horn Express Transport. They require customers to wire money, which is a big red flag that we’ve talked about before. Legitimate shippers will take credit or debit cards or even checks by phone.

Tips for spotting a fraudulent auto transport company

Fake auto shippers can be hard to spot because the industry doesn’t have a lot of regulations. But this is a great article to start with. There are a few things that we didn’t mention, such as how asking you to wire money is a major red flag. But we covered that above, so you should be golden.

You can also look up MC Numbers through the USDOT website. This information will show you if the company is active and if they are licensed and bonded and allowed to transport vehicles.

Also, only work with companies that have some longevity. You can look at how long a company has been operating on the BBB website and also Transport Reviews, both of which were already linked here. Auto shipping has gotten a lot safer in recent decades, but scam artists are like viruses – they keep mutating, trying to find news ways to get the drop on unsuspecting victims. Be prepared, be vigilant, and only work with companies that are trustworthy and that have proven it.

Stay safe from fraudulent auto transport with American Auto Shipping

It’s important to understand who and what you’re dealing with. With American Auto Shipping, you can speak to an agent any time. You can get all the information you need about us and what we do right here on our website, and can speak to someone immediately if you are unsure. Transparency is important. More important than that, though, is that we do our homework. Any company that we contract to help ship your vehicle is vetted by us beforehand. This means we make sure they are legitimate, that they have all their paperwork filed and that everything is on the up-and-up. So don’t go with just anyone – trust the trustworthy with American Auto Shipping.

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