A big proportion of the cost associated with auto transport is the transporter and it needs to be utilized to the maximum. A typical transporter carries 8 to 10 vehicles and ideally it will be
full at all times. Some State to State auto shipments are very popular and it can be relatively easy to ensure a full load between two areas. This is where you’ll run into issues here in ND.Unfortunately North Dakota doesn’t fall into this category. Even with a large military presence in the State, and soldiers transferring from base to base every few years, the volume is simply
not there.If price is important to you then you will need to be flexible if the circumstances permit. Try not to leave it to the last minute before ringing round the auto transport businesses. Plan well ahead
and you can make a significant saving over those who expect a transporter to be sat waiting for their auto at all times.As with most others, you are normally looking for fast, reliable and efficient. And a no “BS” service that provides door to door with no hidden fees. This is where we can tell you honestly, that unless you want to pay a premium price then you might want to reconsider just how fast the shipment needs to be.Even if you have used auto transport businesses in the past, it might not have been in the state of North Dakota. Transport from each State varies widely so don’t be afraid to ask for recommendations specific to the State of origin and the State of destination when booking always!Don’t forget to check that you are dealing with a licensed company and that the price is fully inclusive. It’s not unknown for some businesses to quote low and then back load the price with extras. Insurance is a typical example and a respectable auto transport business would never consider it an optional extra. Who in their right mind would want their vehicle transported without insurance?If you have any doubts about the business don’t hesitate to ask to see their registration with the U.S. Department of Transportation
and their insurance policies. You are looking for policies that
specifically cover auto transport and not simply general auto insurance that all businesses have.The exact weight and dimensions of your auto will have to be verified prior to the State to State transportation. Some businesses will drop your auto at a central location rather than a true door to
door service. As long as you are aware of this and it’s reflected in the price you are paying that’s fine.Most auto transport businesses will have several levels of service from standard, enhanced through to expedited. If timing is critical then you may need to use the expedited service
when the auto transport is to, or from, a state like North Dakota.