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How to ship a car

Shipping a car is tough. Researching transporters to find reliable, insured, registered companies takes lots of time. Make it easier and get peace of mind with RunBuggy. Read on to learn how to ship a car with RunBuggyOne vs Everyone else.


Ship your car with RunBuggyOne:

  1. Get a free, instant, no-haggle quote and place your order.
  2. Prepare your vehicle for pickup.
  3. Sit back and relax while RunBuggy finds the best transporter for your car!
  4. During transit you can Track your vehicle and get updates on its delivery.

Ship with Everyone else:

  1. Do your research:
    1. Pricing and service can vary widely.
      1. Reliability, communication, and tracking all vary widely. It will cost more to ship your car than it would to drive it the same route. For white glove service it can cost many time more money. (RunBuggy takes this off your plate and has multilingual support to handle your case)
    2. Find a Reliable Transporter. (RunBuggyOne does this for you as opposed to our competitors like
      1. Check insurance, registration, and reviews.
        1. All direct carriers and brokers must be registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). You can look up the company by name or its Motor Carrier (MC) number on the  and check their status. (You can also find RunBuggy on FMCSA.)
      2. Watch out for scams. Unfortunately, it can happen if you haven’t done all of your research.
      3. Brokers can be convenient but pricey and sometimes unreliable (delays and price hikes). Carriers are less expensive, but also less available.
  2. Place your order.
    1. Get a contract with your transporter. And validate the details.
  3. Prepare your vehicle for pickup.
  4. Pay before pickup for your vehicle shipment.
  5. Status and ETAs.
    1. You are responsible for following up with transporters for status and ETA updates. Typically transporters are busy and can be slow to respond. It is a tough job coordinating a fleet. (RunBuggy has ETA and location updates delivered to you automatically via email and/or text message unlike our competitors at
  6. Vehicle delivery.
    1. Look for any damage and document it to protect yourself. (RunBuggy requires drivers to do this at pickup and dropoff.)


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