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Shipping a car across the country? You Came to the Right Place! Are you looking for a safe and secure way to ship your car with an actual carrier and not a broker? Are you looking for reliable car carriers or motorcycle towing companies that you can depend on – that works to earn your business by delivering top-notch customer service and specializes in using the finest auto carriers in the country, that provide door to door auto transport service with free insurance included? Cut out the middleman and use our auto shipping services like nationwide towing from our fleet of actual 9 car haulers. We are one of the only auto transport companies with our own network of car haulers that will put in writing in our terms and conditions that you’re price will NEVER change. When you deal with auto transport brokers, every one of them have in the terms and conditions that the driver can change the price or ask for more money & they will than have a customer service rep give you a spiel that “we are just the broker” or “the carrier asked for more money, not us”. Don’t fall for it and speak with your driver the same day you book you’re order. 

Cut out the brokers & speak direct with our carriers. Call (800) 511-1129

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Free Auto Transport Quotes with our Towing Cost Estimator

Long Distance Towing provides custom towing quotes to and from every location in the United States. When we give a quote to tow a clients car or truck we really take the time to understand your individual circumstance. Budget, pick updates, delivery dates and availability are all things we consider when pricing your move. State to state towing is something we do every day & our fleet of long distance transporters are simply the best in the business. Whether your car is worth $500 or $5,000,000 our shipping companies are licensed, bonded and insured for the full value of your vehicles.  Even if you have a brand new Bugatti! We’ve shipped it all!

When you google “car towing calculators” or “towing cost estimator” most companies have these automated forms that will give you car shipping rates that are no where near the real cost to ship the car. That’s why you always see it say ” please call to get the exact rate” after you fill out the form to get an online quote.

Turns out it’s not really online you do have to call in to get the real price. We like to be up front from the beginning and give you the exact rate to ship your car from state to state. We don’t want to shoot out a price of $1000 after you give us your shipping info. Come to find out when you call in to that company the rate is $1800 not $1000. Now the question is do these towing companies do this on purpose and have the algorithm shoot out a low price on purpose? Who knows, we can’t say for sure but, our company prides it self on giving our clients the real cost to tow a car up front. Now how does our car towing estimator work?

Towing Estimate Calculator

Supply and demand for the clients specified shipping lane, size of the vehicle and the current cost of diesel fuel are the 3 most important factors our in house towing calculator uses to quote our clients routes. Once you sign our contract and set up an order to ship your car to another state the estimate we originally gave is now the exact cost to ship the car. You don’t have to worry about the towing cost to go up hundreds of dollars the day before your vehicle is to be picked up. Our in house towing estimate calculator uses over 100 date points to get your exact shipping rate but the 3 main factors it uses are below.

Supply and Demand

Once you call in to speak to one of our shipping agents, we start the process of calculating the current supply and demand of that specific shipping lane. Rates to ship a car to another state change daily like it’s the stock market. So for example shipping a car from Florida to California might be 95. The same exact route going from California back to Florida might be $1795 or more. You might be wondering how that’s possible but it’s basically supply and demand. There are hundreds if not thousands of vehicles in California that are leaving daily to go back to the east coast. Where as there aren’t as many vehicle on the east coast going back to California. This is why we have a 15-25% price increase on vehicles going from California back to the east coast.

Diesel Fuel Costs

Current cost of diesel fuel is the second thing we take into account. Early in the summer when Diesel was $8 per gallon in California it was $2100 to ship a small sedan from California to New York, New Jersey or Florida.

Size of vehicle you are shipping

The size of the vehicle we’re towing is the third most important factor when giving our quotes to ship a car for our clients. For example a Ford expedition or Lincoln Navigator is going to be $300-$500 more expensive than an Acura MDX or small SUV. When you call our shipping agents we are able to give you a free quote within 60 seconds after using our in house car shipping calculator. Long Distance Towing  will never be the cheapest quote you receive to ship your car or truck but we will be the most accurate.

Our network of over 7000 car haulers open & enclosed give us the most state of the art equipment to ship your vehicle. The smart algorithms we have developed in house give our shipping coordinators the most advanced processes to give you the lowest possible rates & most importantly being able to guarantee a carrier picks the vehicle up on the days you need.

Long Distance Towing Rates

Towing Costs

The cost to tow a car from one state to another changes almost as much as a companies value on the stock market. Supply & demand is even more important as fuel costs. For example towing a car from San Fransisco to Fort Lauderdale, Florida is currently $1895 for a small sedan. Car Towing Rates for the same exact route from Fort Lauderdale back to San Fransisco would only be $1595. Reason being there are thousands of clients looking to leave California and ship their vehicles to Florida. The same route backwards from FL to CA may have 1/5th of the amount of people looking to ship a car back to San Fransisco. Another example towing costs and car shipping rates for July of 2022 are when it’s snowbird season. From October 1 till December 25th snowbirds in the north east are moving down to Florida. So during this time in the Fall and Winter it may be $1295 to tow a small car from New York to Florida. Now if your shipping a car from South Florida going back up to the north east during the Fall and Winter it may only run you $895. 

So we’ve established supply & demand is the number 1 most important thing when our system calculates a clients shipping cost then 1A is fuel costs. Triple A has regular gas approaching a $5 average for the first time ever & diesel fuel is near $8 a gallon in most states. This is why local car towing companies near you may have stopped towing cars with routes over 100 miles. Long Distance Towing has mostly 9 to 11 car haulers so that we can set up as many cars to tow from state to state at one pick up location and one delivery location as near one another as possible. So fuel costs doubling for our carriers has to be taken into account when shipping a car this summer in July of 22 compared to if you shipped a car in 2017 or 2018. Even during the pandemic fuel costs were below $2 a gallon which was pretty amazing while it lasted. Until fuel drops down back under $3 a gallon than you will still be looking at higher rates to tow a car to another state or to find reliable auto transport companies near me.

Remember when you call us you aren’t just getting a tow truck quote, in fact we aren’t just towing your car  with wheels on the ground like triple A would. We are loading your vehicle on to a 9 or 10 car hauler and it’s being delivered straight to it’s destination. Our in house towing calculator is state of the art and you can rest assured our rates and dates are guaranteed! Don’t trust the online towing cost estimators with website’s that shoot out prices of $400-$2000 to ship your car across country. Call us and speak to an agent directly and we can get you an exact auto transport quote within 2 minutes of speaking. 800-216-6045

What is the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of a Peterbilt 9 car hauler?

The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) for a Peterbilt 9 car hauler is typically around 80,000 to 90,000 pounds. This is the maximum weight that the vehicle is designed to safely carry, including the weight of the vehicle itself, any cargo or equipment, and the weight of any passengers.

When it comes to a towing capacity calculator, the maximum tow capacity for a Peterbilt 9 car hauler will depend on the specific model and configuration of the truck. However, many Peterbilt 9 car haulers have a maximum tow capacity of around 50,000 to 60,000 pounds. This means that they are capable of safely towing a 52-foot lowboy trailer, which typically has a weight of around 35,000 to 40,000 pounds when loaded with cars.

It’s important to note that the maximum tow capacity for a Peterbilt 9 car hauler may be limited by other factors as well, such as the weight of the cargo or equipment being carried on the truck, the number of passengers, and the weight of any other trailers being towed. Therefore, it’s important to always consult the vehicle’s owner’s manual or consult with a qualified technician before attempting to tow a heavy load. Having a towing capacity estimator also helps drivers know how much freight or how many vehicles they can ship on their trailer.

Additionally, the 52-foot lowboy trailer also has its own weight limit, the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) for a 52-foot lowboy trailer is typically around 80,000 to 100,000 pounds. This is the maximum weight that the trailer is designed to safely carry, including the weight of the trailer itself, any cargo or equipment, and the weight of any passengers.

It’s important to note that it’s illegal to exceed either the truck or the trailer GVWR. Drivers who do so can face fines and penalties, as well as potential damage to the vehicle or trailer. Therefore, it’s crucial to ensure that the load being transported is within the weight limits of both the truck and the trailer.

Long Distance Towing uses many different carriers but, the Peterbilt 9 car hauler with a 52-foot lowboy trailer is a powerful and versatile combination that can safely transport heavy loads. However, it’s important to always consult the vehicle’s owner’s manual or consult with a qualified technician before attempting to tow a heavy load and ensure that the load being transported is within the weight limits of both the truck and the trailer. Long Distance Towing & our parent company National Car Shipping INC is one of the few car transporters with our own network of car carriers not brokers. Our towing estimate calculator can give you exact rates & towing costs you can expect to pay for shipping a car or truck to another state.


What else should you know before shipping your car for the first time?

  •  Ship a car via enclosed car transport if you have a luxury or classic car please visit our enclosed page here.
  • Tow a motorcycle to another state you can find reliable motorcycle shipping companies near you here.
  • These are the best California car towing companies near you in New York go here.
  • Find the best Florida car shipping companies near you go here
  • To find the best California car shipping companies near by go here
  • What should I do if my shipping company never picked up my car & I need a last minute car transporter? Go here 
  • Videos on what to and what not to do when shipping your vehicle for the first time go here 
  • Finally we never sell your information to any auto transport brokers. Never put your information in those sites that say “get 6 free quotes” what happens is 60 companies get your information and your phone doesn’t stop ringing for weeks. We have agent’s standing by 7 days a week until 11pm eastern. Call 800-216-6045 for a shipping quote.

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