New and used car dealers across the country rely on RoadRunner for the safe delivery of their vehicles every day. Whether you need to connect with an out-of-state customer or you require dealer-to-dealer auto transport, RoadRunner can streamline your long-distance logistical needs.
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Here's why dealers trust RoadRunner with their transportation needs:
When you register your dealership, you will be assigned an account manager to ensure a clear line of communication.
Complete nationwide coverage, direct door-to-door service to and from anywhere in the United States.
Your dashboard enables you to calculate new quotes, schedule pickups, and track existing bookings all from one centralized page.
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“As a dealer I often must ship cars to clients several times a month. I use RoadRunner every time because I can rely on their professional service. The drivers are reliable, and the staff is very helpful.”
Kenneth S.Medford, MA
“I have been working with RoadRunner Auto Transport for the past year. They're always on time and keep in communication. They are a great asset because we can trust them to provide excellent service.”
Robert S.Lancaster, TX
“As a dealer I need a company I can trust to ship cars over to clients. RoadRunner has a team of professional drivers and helpful customer service agents that keep you up to date along the way.”
Brendan S.Fort Mills, SC
Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the vehicle shipping process.
How is my car shipping rate calculated?
When determining your car shipping cost, there are a few factors that we take into account in order to provide you with an accurate price quote. The mileage between the origin and destination is the biggest factor that contributes to your total rate. In addition to the distance of your relocation, another factor is the type and condition of the vehicle being shipped. The final factor is the date that your vehicle will be ready for transport. There are also additional options, such as enclosed carrier and top-load service that can be added to your shipment at the time of booking for a higher level of service.
What is the difference between open and enclosed transport?
Open transport is the most common car shipping method. There are two types of open-air transporters. Majority of shipments are be made with 8-10 car carriers. Smaller carriers which hold 2-3 cars are used for shorter more local moves. There is broader network of carrier availability for open-air carriers since they are used more often. We suggest choosing enclosed shipping methods when shipping classic, luxury or exotic vehicles. Enclosed transporters guarantee maximum protection from exposure to any open-air elements on the road. We suggest booking your enclosed transport in advance since there is limited carrier availability.
Can I pay the full transport cost with my credit card?
Yes, you can pay the full transport cost via credit card. If you want to pay in full online, you can do so at the time of booking either online or by phone with a shipping agent. With this option, you can make a convenient, one-time payment with a credit or debit card. You also have the option of paying a deposit with your credit card and then paying the rest of your remining balance with cash upon delivery.
Can I ship my vehicle if it isn't running?
Yes, we can ship vehicles that are in non-running/inoperable condition. When inoperable cars are shipped, a special auto carrier is required that makes use of a winch which is connected to your car and slowly and safely pulls your vehicle onto the carrier. There is an additional fee for inpoerable vehicles because of the special equipment and extra work involved with securing the vehicle onto the transporter. You can select the inoperable option on the online booking form or inform your shipping agent if you make your reservation by phone so that the proper arrangements can be made to accomodate a non-running vehicle.
Can I ship a vehicle with low ground clearance?
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 risk bottoming out while being loaded onto the carrier.
Where will my car be picked up and delivered?
The driver will get the car transporter as close to your door as he can legally and safely get. In most cases, the driver will be able to pickup and deliver directly at your door. Some cities may have restrictions on large trucks that prohibit them from driving into residential areas. Auto transport trucks are large and need lots of room to maneuver and turn around, so if access to the pickup or delivery location is restricted by narrow streets, low-hanging trees or tight turns, the driver may ask that you meet at a location nearby with a large parking lot, such as a grocery store.
How much gas should I have in my car during transport?
You should have about a quarter of a tank of gas in your car at the time of shipment. This leaves enough for the car to be loaded and unloaded but doesn't add much additional weight.
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