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Offline Scaryfastatx

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Transporter nightmare
« on: October 12, 2021, 11:14:08 AM »
Just wanted to share my insane experience with the transporter/logistics company I tried to get to move my C10 from NM to ATX

I sent out an RFQ to a bunch of carriers and logistics companies about a month in advance

I got quotes from the big established guys and uhaul just to get a higher end of my budget idea (1100-1200)

once the quotes from the small independent places started coming in and they were very low (300 to 900)

I knew the lower ones were real and no carrier was going to go with them, so I chose one out of Houston for 550

The agent seemed very knowledgeable, I called the number on their website and it seemed legit

was assured the pick would be no problem. They committed to picking up the truck in the morning when I would get there, target pickup at 11am.

So I went ahead and planned my trip and took off from work, everything was good until the date got closer, a week out I started pinging them everyday

on the day before all i got was excuses or evasive answers saying the pickup would happen as we had agreed upon.

the morning of the day it was supposed to get picked up the agent stopped responding. After calling and calling i was finally able to get a hold of him via text and i was told that they had a carrier and i would be getting the carrier information via email "in a second"

45 minutes later nothing. I called and called again no answer. By this time i had already purchased the truck and done the paper work and i was waiting in a parking lot

No answers, called the main line for the transport company twice finally got a hold of the agent and the agent told me that he didn't have the carrier information and that the carrier had pulled out last minute but more assurances that the truck would move today.

so I drove down the road and got a uhaul box truck and a trailer and drove home

I think I would not be so mad if they had just told me, hey we actually need a 2 day window or even 3 day window up front and when I told them I was going to be driving 13 hours to get there they should have taken their commitment more seriously

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Re: Transporter nightmare
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 01:24:53 PM »
My own experiences have been mixed, and you're right, communication is king.
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Re: Transporter nightmare
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2021, 06:07:18 PM »
I finally found a great guy after dealing with so many losers but unfortunately, he has retired. Who did you use?
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Re: Transporter nightmare
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2021, 09:13:54 PM »
I finally found a great guy after dealing with so many losers but unfortunately, he has retired. Who did you use?

Dang that sucks, I've never had great luck but these guys were the worst

The company is called Onroad Transport and Logistics in Houston

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Re: Transporter nightmare
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 07:02:00 PM »
Leave them a factual Google Review, although I've seen several of mine deleted including our atrocious Harley dealer here. Shame on Google
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Re: Transporter nightmare
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 08:32:41 PM »
Friend of mine is involved with autoexpress123.com. I haven't used him personally, but I'm trying to sell a vintage VW. Recommended him to the potential buyer, who says he knows the outfit, and says he has had good experiences. FWIW
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Re: Transporter nightmare
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2021, 09:30:42 PM »
Leave them a factual Google Review, although I've seen several of mine deleted including our atrocious Harley dealer here. Shame on Google

I did actually, the owner tried to say i was never a customer so i posted proof, the owner called me and said that he would pay me to change my review. Ppppfffffttt

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Re: Transporter nightmare
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2021, 09:31:24 PM »
Friend of mine is involved with autoexpress123.com. I haven't used him personally, but I'm trying to sell a vintage VW. Recommended him to the potential buyer, who says he knows the outfit, and says he has had good experiences. FWIW

Interesting I'll need to remember that one

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Re: Transporter nightmare
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2021, 07:36:49 PM »
Just shipped my first vehicle with autoexpress123.com worked out perfect.

Very thorough in inspecting the car, multiple pics from various angles.

Docusigned on the spot, should be in Louisiana by Friday, from San Diego.

I'm going to miss her... ;)
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: Transporter nightmare
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2021, 08:35:08 PM »
Arrived a day early, the buyers were very pleased!

Can't say I'm not affected by the sale, in that I grew attached to her during the last two years.

However, I can resume the progress on the '80 C10 in my garage now!!!
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: Transporter nightmare
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2021, 06:02:11 PM »
Later Herbie  :P
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Re: Transporter nightmare
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2021, 06:39:33 PM »
Mine was a shell white '69 Beetle, 1835cc, running dual 44 IDFs on large valve heads, Scat crank, lightened flywheel, and a highly reworked close-ratio transaxle shifted by a custom-tailored and shortened Hurst.  I spent a lot of time airborne in that thing before I came to my senses and sold it.  That car was a blast!  But, I drift too far off topic.
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Re: Transporter nightmare
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2021, 06:57:38 PM »
The best part about any vehicle is the memories.
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Re: Transporter nightmare
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2021, 07:44:40 PM »
What about the ones you wish you could forget?

bd, always sensed that you were a wild man back in the day!

Is there a feminine version for "Herbie" Carmen? It was a find locally, from the gal that bought her new in '66. Took two years to clean her up and find original parts to replace rusted ones. Beach baby. She won "Best Stock" in a show last October.

Her owners were educator and it was part of their estate donation to the University.

I think cars of that era and make take us back to a time when the world was more sane... ;D
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction