Types of Car Shipping Services

This means that the truck driver will pick the vehicle up and drop it off as close to your home as he can legally and safely get. Many cities have restrictions on large trucks that prohibit them from driving into some residential areas. Transport trucks are enormous and need a lot of room to maneuver and turn around, so if access to your home is restricted by narrow streets, low-hanging trees, speed bumps or tight turns the driver may ask that you meet the truck at a large parking lot nearby such as a grocery store. You will receive a call directly from the trucker if these alternative arrangements are necessary.

Tracking of your vehicle is done by phone and/or email during business hours.

A typical auto transport trailer has 2 levels (decks). Top-loading will protect your vehicle from possible fluid leaks from other vehicles above it, in addition, there’s less chance for small rock chips to occur. In the normal course of work, truckers would place some vehicles on top and some on the bottom. You have the option to request top load preference, but since in most cases, the trucker will need to rearrange the whole trailer to accommodate that, there’s a $75 fee (on average) for this service. If for safety or legal reasons truckers cannot accommodate such request, the fee will be waived or refunded. Please note that a trailer with a single deck is still considered top load as it ensures that there will be no vehicle above yours.

Open transport is the most common car shipping method. A car on this is exposed to outside elements such as rain, sun, dust, etc. It is a safe and secure way of transporting your vehicle. New cars are delivered to dealers by open trailer. With open car shipping you have the option to request top load for extra protection. Enclosed transport is often desired for owners of collector cars and used for classic, luxury, vintage, custom and sports cars. The vehicle is not exposed to weather elements and flying objects and prevents possible rock chips.

That depends on the car shipping service you choose. It will be either an open or enclosed trailer hauling multiple vehicles.

Montway offers open and enclosed car shipping

Yes, we ship inoperable vehicles every day. Inoperable vehicles will typically take longer to be picked up and cost a little more because not all truckers can or are willing to take them. We will arange for a truck with a winch to load your vehicle.

Yes, we can. However, you must call for a customized quote. The price from our online quote calculator is based on a standard, non-modified (factory) version of the make and model selected.

No, personal items are not insured during transport and auto transport carriers are not licensed to transport household goods.

Yes, however any vehicle with clearance lower than 4 inches will likely need to be shipped on an enclosed trailer with a lift-gate. Low clearance vehicles simply cannot be driven onto an open trailer because the car would bottom-out on the un-even ramps.

Yes, we suggest you ship the vehicle enclosed. See our in-depth article on Classic Car Shipping.

Yes, we can ship motorcycles. Call 1-888-MONTWAY (666-8929) for a customized quote.

Unfortunately Montway Auto Transport does not transport RV’s, Trailers or Campers.

Unfortunately Montway Auto Transport does not transport boats nor personal watercraft even if they are on trailers.

Yes. If the roof rack can be removed and put inside the trunk or back seat of the vehicle (possibly with the back seats down) there is no additional cost or steps needed. Just remove the rack before pickup. If it cannot be easily removed let us know and we’ll tell you how much more, if any, it will cost. Depending on the total height of the vehicle with the roof rack the cost may be higher because it will mean that the car will end up taking more space on the transport truck where any additional space is at a premium.

Yes, we can ship golf carts. Call 1-888-MONTWAY (666-8929) for a customized quote.

Yes, but you must tell us about the modifications at the time of booking. Our online rates are based on vehicles with no external modifications from the standard factory condition and will need to have an additional premium added to the online price. If a vehicle is modified from the factory condition in any way it’s best to place an order over the phone and we’ll get all the neccessary details from you and give you the most accurate price. Give us a call at 1-888-MONTWAY (666-8929).

Yes, we can ship ATV’s and small off-road vehicles. Call 1-888-MONTWAY (666-8929) for a customized quote.

No, Montway only offers Door-to-Door service which is considerably faster and usually not that much more expensive. If you have a rural pickup or delivery location you can meet a trucker near an interstate or larger city to save considerable cost over what would normally be a higher rate for a rural pickup or delivery.

We cannot fulfill the entire shipment to or from and international destination but we can take it to or from a U.S. Port.

Yes, we ship dozens of cars each week from salvage auctions and other types of auto auctions. Each auction will have different requirements to release a vehicle and we’ll get all the necessary details from you at the time of booking. Please make sure the vehicle is fully paid and ready for release from the auction. Also be aware that if a vehicle is booked as operable but it turns out the vehicle is inoperable there will be additional cost and the original trucker may not be able to accommodate an inoperable vehicle.

Yes, it will typically cost $50 more than the standard rate to cover the cost of permits to pickup or dropoff a vehicle from a port.

Yes. Please make sure your bill with the storage facility is settled prior to pickup as this is the biggest problem we have with storage facilities. Be aware that if the vehicle turns out not to run and it was booked as an operable vehicle the cost to complete the transport will be higher and the original truck may not be able to accomodate the shipment. If there is any doubt about whether the car will start when the trucker gets there, give us a call and we’ll discuss options.