We provide reliable car transport service you can count on! Whether you are moving from one state to another due to a job transfer or a change of scenery, HJM Shipping has over 20 years of auto shipping experience covering all 50 States including Alaska and Hawaii. Now the most important thing to remember about transporting cars is location, location, location! The cost to ship your vehicle will be based on the following factors that a car transporter will assess. We can help you move anywhere in the US lower 48, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico.

  • Year, make and model of vehicle
  • The distance from pickup to delivery
  • Time of year (winter, summer, spring, fall)
  • Open or Enclosed Transports
  • Space and availability of the carriers
  • Cost of diesel gas
For example, the cost for transporting a car, such as a 2000 Honda Civic from Florida to New York in June will be the same cost as a 2014 Honda Civic going the same route. Some customers think, due to erroneous information that the older the vehicle is, the cheaper the auto shipping cost should be. NOT TRUE. Keep in mind that both vehicles will take up the same space on the car carrier, regardless of the age. Now using the same route, if you have a 2000 Lincoln Town car and a 2000 Honda Civic, the Civic will cost considerably cheaper than the Lincoln simply because of the size, weight, and space on the carrier each vehicle will require.
The Distance
The cost for transporting a car (or ANY vehicle) will be on a cents-per-mile based on location. There is NO FLAT FEE ACROSS THE BOARD. Brokers do not determine the cost, the carrier/driver does. The cents-per-mile fee is determined by the driver/carrier. This cost is per vehicle on a carrier and has to cover the overhead cost associated to transport any vehicle. The overhead each carrier/driver must cover are:
Fuel Cost
Taxes, Tolls, Weigh Station Fees
Insurance (per vehicle)
Time of Year (Seasons)
This is very important when transporting cars. For example, if you are in the North (Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, etc) and are looking to transport your car/pickup truck to Florida between September-January (winter/snow-bird), keep in mind that you will be competing against about 200,000 other individuals who will need their vehicles shipped as well. This WILL drive up the price simply because the numbers of vehicles that need to be shipped outnumber the available carriers running the route. Now if you need auto shipping on a specific date and delivered on a specific date, this too will spike the cost, again to the limited availability. It is best to pre-advance your request giving our agents here at HJM Shipping the best opportunity to take care of your transportation needs by pre-advancing your orders months in advance.
Ship a Car – Open or Enclosed
In auto shipping, the main difference between Open Transport vs Enclosed Transport is the insurance. Open transport vehicles have a $100,000.00 policy per vehicle while an Enclosed transport has a $1,000,000.00 policy per vehicle. Generally, open transports usually transport high-end sport/luxury cars that are generally worth $100,000.00 or more. Enclosed car transport will only have room for 2 to 3 cars max. Enclosed Transports also are climate controlled and they keep the vehicles protected from the elements. Open carriers are opened to the weather and its elements but are just as safe and reliable but they will also carry up to 10 cars at one time generally worth well under $100,000.00.
A Car Transporter You Can Count On!
Need to ship a car? Our Car Transport Specialists are waiting for your call to help make the transport of your vehicle worry and hassle-free. Our reputation as being a top-notch, reliable and honest car transporter comes from catering to our clients’ needs with superb customer satisfaction.

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