When I purchased a used Jeep Wrangler on eBay over the Holidays, I was planning to make a road trip and pick it up myself. After some "quick calculations", It suddenly dawned on me that it was going to take me 3-days and cost me over $800.00 (Estimated) due to cost of fuel, lodging and 3 meals (hey, I like to eat) per day.
I work for a major shipping company (but we do not ship cars) and have been in the Transportation Industry for over 20 years... therefore, I began my "journey" on the internet to find a company to haul my newly purchased Jeep from New York to Kentucky.
I found a company (a broker) that promised me they were a member in good standing with the "Better Business Bureau" and we agreed to ship the Jeep for approximately $675.00. They promptly took a mandatory $150.00 deposit from me via credit card and promised me to pick up within 6-7 days. I then communicated with this company 8 days in (no communication from the company at all) and they took two days to respond to my email and stated that although I had provided ALL my information in the email that they needed my "order number" before they could get back to me??!! I promptly sent the order number and never heard from them again.
Getting my deposit back would be a "Story" in itself, so I will just let you know that this "SAGA" still continues...
Then, I found uShip and I have to admit I was VERY SKEPTICAL based on what I had just been put through. Then two bids came through pretty quickly and I "asked a question" and received a very quick response. His price was actually only $595.00 and I decided based on all of this information to give him a try... He is uShip provider PERFORMANCE TRANSPORTATION. The gentlemen who runs this is Freeman and has a very professional enclosed car hauler.
Freeman picked up my vehicle on the day he told me and called me to let me know that he had it "Onboard"! This made me feel very relieved and my anxiety quickly vanished. Freeman then called me to update me each day (2 day transit) and delivered to my location in Kentucky right on target.>
Because of this experience with Freeman, and Performance Transportation... I am going to be a regular and long term customer of uShip.
Thank you for the extremely positive experience uShip...P>
Gary (Ann Arbor, MI)
Alpine Racing, Inc.