If you want to auto carriers your vehicle but prefer to have someone else drive, consider Northwest Vanlines’s vehicle drive away service. If you are ready to go, please fill out our transport quote form to receive a quote for your move. Vehicle drive away services seek to match the demand for moving a vehicle with responsible persons willing to drive someone else's vehicle. Vehicle drive away companies vary in their operation, but common features include:
We may charge the vehicle owner a flat rate for the auto carriers, for example $700 between Florida and California. The owner of the vehicle may also reimburse the hired driver for fuel costs. In addition to insurance carried by the customer, the vehicle drive away company may carry liability in the $1 million to $2 million range. Northwest Vanlines offers auto shipping the vehicle by truck as well. By contrast, this option may cost more, for example $1200 from Florida to California. The number of days to auto carriers varies. Having a person drive it could take 5 days from Florida to California. Truck auto carriers may increase the time, for example 8 or 10 days for that same trip.
When you deliver your vehicle to the Northwest Vanlines drive away office, keep as few personal items as possible with the vehicle. The Northwest Vanlines company representative will document the vehicle's condition and note any dents, scratches or damage. After your vehicle is auto carriersed to the delivery address, you can pick it up. Examine the vehicle yourself to compare it to its pre-trip condition report.