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Military Car Shipping You Can Trust | PCS Move Vehicle Transport

Military Car Shipping You Can Trust | PCS Move Vehicle Transport

Reliable Nationwide Car Shipping for Military Personnel

Military car transport

The Fastest & Easiest Way to Relocate Your POV

When you need to ship your POV, you need an experienced military vehicle shipping company that you can trust to handle your relocation properly. For over 30 years, RoadRunner Auto Transport has been a leader in reliable military auto shipping

Veteran Owned & Operated Vehicle Shipping

RoadRunner Auto Transport is a veteran owned & operated company, taking pride in offering the most convenient military car shipping program.

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Military car transport

The Fastest & Easiest Way to Relocate Your POV

When you need to ship your POV, you need an experienced military vehicle shipping company that you can trust to handle your relocation properly. For over 30 years, RoadRunner Auto Transport has been a leader in reliable military auto shipping

Veteran Owned & Operated Vehicle Shipping

RoadRunner Auto Transport is a veteran owned & operated company, taking pride in offering the most convenient military car shipping program.

Over 30 Years of Reliable Military Car Shipping Services

If you need to relocate your POV, you need an experienced military car shipping company that you can rely on for complete peace of mind.

PCS Vehicle Shipping

Ship your POV directly from your current installation to your new duty station anywhere throughout the United States.

Deployment Relocation

Relocate your POV to any location in the country for safekeeping prior to deployment for complete peace of mind.

Out-of-State Sale/Purchase

Buy or sell a POV out of state and let RoadRunner take care of the logistics to help expand your possibilites.

Military auto transport

"I would definitely use RoadRunner Auto Transport again without a doubt. Excellent overall service from start to finish."

Trish A.

Miami, FL

5 stars
google reviews

"Very easy to book and great with answering my questions. The shipping agent I spoke with was very friendly and helpful."

Susan K.

Dallas, TX

5 stars
shopper approved reviews

"RoadRunner gave us a fair price and was able to pick up when we needed. Very professional from start to finish."

Sean T.

Brooklyn, NY

5 stars
transport reviews

"I couldn't have been happier with the service provided by RoadRunner to transport my car from CA to NY"

Deborah B.

Long Beach, CA

5 stars
better business bureau reviews

Does the Military Ship Your Car for Free?

As an active duty service member in the United States military, one of the facts of life you must contend with is the possibility of getting relocated to a new duty station every few years. And with each relocation comes major logistical headaches of moving your household goods cross-country or overseas. One particularly burdensome task is transporting your personal vehicle. Fortunately, the government provides generous allowances and benefits to help subsidize the high costs of shipping a car during a military relocation.
Under permanent change of station (PCS) rules, all military branches will pay to ship one personal vehicle for a service member. Most military members are eligible for this allowance provided you meet a minimum time-in-service requirement at your current duty station (usually 12 months) before receiving PCS orders. The type of shipment service depends on whether you are moving within the continental United States (CONUS) or heading overseas (OCONUS).
For domestic relocations in the CONUS, the government fully pays for vehicle shipping up to the cost limit dictated per rank and dependency status. Shipping arrangements must be made through an approved government contractor and comply with specific documentation guidelines for weight tickets, inspection reports, etc.
International relocations are also fully subsidized but utilize different shipping mechanisms depending on costs and restrictions in the host country. Common options include shipping by sea (a 6-8 week transit time) roll-on/roll-off vessel, or air transport for a faster 1-2 week delivery. Just as within the U.S., all arrangements must go through approved channels to take advantage of military-discounted rates.
One thing to watch out for is excess costs you may be liable for if your vehicle exceeds size or weight restrictions for a standard domestic trailer or shipping container. This most commonly occurs with large SUVs, trucks, or luxury vehicles. Your best resource to understand car shipping allowances and limitations for an upcoming PCS move is your installation transportation office. They can clarify what out-of-pocket expenses you might incur based on your vehicle's specifications versus standard allowance capacities.

How Military Car Shipping Works

Shipping a car when you're in the military often comes with unique challenges and requirements. Fortunately, specialized military vehicle shipping services exist to smoothly handle moves for service members across the country or overseas.

How Military Shipping Differs from Standard Auto Transport

Veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, retired service members, and their families have access to exclusive discounts and flexible terms with brokers and carriers familiar with military moves. These companies understand unique dates, destination changes, and documentation requirements.

Key Differences

  • Better pricing options and rebates just for military customers, limiting out-of-pocket costs
  • Extended pickup and delivery windows essential for uncertain military timelines
  • Familiarity with shipping to/from bases and overseas APO/FPO addresses
  • Acceptance of Power of Attorney forms for third-party vehicle handoffs

Steps for Shipping Your Car During PCS Orders

  1. Research specialized military vehicle transport companies and get free quotes. Compare costs, services, reputations.
  2. Schedule shipping dates wide enough to accommodate any last-minute deployment changes.
  3. Prepare the car for pickup — remove personal items, get a mechanical inspection, and photograph condition.
  4. Sign contracts, auto transport forms like Power of Attorney, and invoice payment.
  5. At delivery, inspect the car thoroughly and note any new damages before accepting.
Military members relocate frequently, making flexible, affordable vehicle shipping essential. Following this guide ensures your treasured car or truck arrives securely at your new duty station without hassles. Reputable military-focused brokers efficiently coordinate trusted transport carriers to make each relocation smooth sailing.
Average Military Vehicle Shipping Price Estimations Based On Mileage
This table shows average price estimations for military vehicle shipping based on distance. The prices per mile decrease as the distance increases, which is a common pricing structure in the car shipping industry.
Distance
Average Price Per Mile
Sample Distance
Sample Price
0-500 miles
$0.80
250 miles
$200
500-1,000 miles
$0.73
700 miles
$511
1,000-1,500 miles
$0.70
1,000 miles
$700
1,500-2,000 miles
$0.48
1,750 miles
$840
2,000-2,500 miles
$0.37
2,400 miles
$888
2,500-3,000 miles
$0.35
2,700 miles
$945
3,000-3,500 miles
$0.33
3,200 miles
$1,122
The following price per mile averages listed above reflect current market conditions as of March 2024
These rates are estimated and are subject to change due to seasonality, cost of fuel, exact locations, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the vehicle shipping process.


If you ask any of our military customers, they would most likely tell you that there is no better military car shipping company out there. RoadRunner Auto Transport is veteran-owned and operated, and we take great pride in assisting our military personnel with the relocation of their vehicles.

As far as we know, they do not. We've heard of customers mentioning it, but we have not confirmed that they offer any exclusive military car transport services.

Our advanced car shipping rate calculator gives the most competitive military car shipping rates available to provide you with the level of service that you would expect from a reliable transport provider. There may be a little room in your rate that will allow for a military discount. To see if there are any possible discounts available please speak with a car shipping coordinator and they will see if there is any available room in your rate.

We will need the address for the locations that your vehicle will be picked up from and delivered to, along with the name and phone number of the contact person at each location. We will also need the date that your vehicle will be ready and the year, make, and model of the vehicle(s) that will be transported.

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 pick up 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.

Yes, online tracking is available to you 24 hours a day and is updated in real time. Upon scheduling your shipment, you will receive a unique booking number that will allow you to track the status of your shipment online. Your tracking portal will also give you the ability to live chat with a shipping agent that can answer any questions you may have regarding the status of your shipment.