Car carrier from Brisbane to Perth

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 19:48
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Hi Chaps & Chapetts, I need a little help in getting a car belonging to our niece from Brisbane to Perth the safest & most cost effective way. I used to know transport operators in a past life who would top load/back load for a reasonable fee but like me they have long since retired.
Any ideas or contacts greatly appreciated.
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Reply By: Mick O - Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 21:01

Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 21:01
Batsy, a backload would be the way to go but you really need to know someone these days. Have used CEVA logistics recently and found them good. You can get a quote on their webpage.

Good luck with it.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 21:46

Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 21:46
As well as CEVA, who run good gear, with well screened trailers, try Melcrest Auto Express(1300 769 094) and Adelaide Car Express. Don't have a number for ACE, sorry.

Patrick do a bit of car transport, as do Toll, so probably let your fingers do the thing in Yellow Pages, might be the go.

If the car needing transporting happened to be a WRX, or a Porsche 911, I'll do it for free.........and cost of fuel. :-)

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Reply By: Ron N - Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 21:30

Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 21:30
Battsy, you won't get a "backload" from Brisbane to Perth, there's no such thing on that route. It's a "premium" route - everything that goes that way, pays the full price.
You can get a backload from Perth to Adelaide, because a lot of trucks go back to Adelaide empty - but you'd never find a truck scratching to make up a load from Brisbane to Perth.
When you find someone prepared to do the job, find out what their insurance covers. Virtually all trucking crowds are "common carriers", and as a result, they carry no insurance for compensation for damage to the freighted item.
You normally need to get transit insurance to cover a vehicle being transported.
You're probably looking at around $2200 to get a car to Perth from Brisbane.
If the car isn't high value, it could be worth considering selling the vehicle in QLD and buying another in W.A.

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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:25

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:25
Check also if they allow goods to be packed internally for shipping with the car.
Friend of mines daughter was relocating to Broome from Perth with AutoTrans taking her car up.....they took it to the yard and were told in no uncertain terms to "clear that stuff out or it doesn't go".
I shipped a vehicle from Newman and their fat little yard boy in Kewdale was most offensive when he saw the gear we'd had in the vehicle.
Said it should have been chucked out beside the road by the driver!
Very nice attitude.
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Reply By: Alan S (WA) - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:46

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:46
Batsy

I had a Astra sent from Melb to Perth just before Christmas cost was just over $1000 using Prix Car transport. It took about 10 days to arrive as i was told they come accross by train, and trucks are only used at each end from yard to train.

I know brisbane is a bit further but i would have though the main cost is in the handling at each end so a few extra K's in the middle might not cost much.

They do a comprehensive examination when you drop it off, with all dents, scratches etc recorded on a report that you are given a copy. And the car is insured while in their care.

And as other have said the car has to be empty of personnel possessions. Log books, jack etc are fine. I took this as a positive in that being generally known in the yards there is less chance of sticky fingers by people coming in contact with your car.

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Follow Up By: Ron N - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:52

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:52
Be aware that if your car goes by train, it can often be a victim of rock throwing vandals, who specialise in throwing the biggest rocks they can find, at the trains going past. This isn't a problem if the entire trip is by truck.

The reason the car carriers don't want goods inside the vehicles is purely because they then become a prime target for thieves, as the train pulls into sidings for passing, for crew changeovers, and for refuelling and maintenance.

I'm very surprised you got your car transported for $1000, they must have been desperate for a load that week.

Transporting by train usually costs more than straight through on a truck, because of the cost of loading onto and unloading off, the train.

Late last year, I got quotes for taking a Subaru Forester from Melbourne to Perth, and the quotes ranged from $1600 to $2400.
Be aware that there are also strict dimension and clearance limits for cars travelling on trucks, and ground clearance is particularly important.
If the vehicle has low ground clearance, they can't get them over the hump from the ramps onto the truck deck.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Alan S (WA) - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 12:45

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 12:45
Ron

I just checked my invoice it was $1098 in October last year. I did get several quotes, initially using the online quote comparison. And from memory these came out to be about $1600. But when i researched the companys that supplied quotes, they were all associated. So i decided to ring around. Prix Car gave me no special rates, i rang initially to enquire late september, then rang again late Oct and the price was still the same.

I know rocks used to be a issue, but this same company transports a lot of cars for the new and used car trade so i would assume they have solved that problem.

The rate also included damage insurance, ie any damage caused in transit would be repaired at their cost. So they must be sure that there wont be any damage.

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Reply By: Gazza11 - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 10:12

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 10:12
Batsy,

Sounds like you are retired? If so why not drive it over and fly back, that's got to be the safest and most cost effective method as well as an opportunity to see the country?

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Follow Up By: Member - batsy - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 10:35

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 10:35
Gazza11 , I have already made the offer & for some inexplicable reason she declined, maybe the cost of the fuel, accommodation air fares & side trips for my wife & I were a little high.
Seriously though this may be the best way for her to go as she has to start her new job in a week or so.
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Follow Up By: Gazza11 - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 10:37

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 10:37
Batsy,
I also should have mentioned that I looked at sending my Patrol and camper over by road or rail to my son's place in Perth (from Canberra Region) and flying over for a holiday that would see us eventually driving home. But it was excessively expensdive so have put plans on hold unril I retire then drive both ways.
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 13:10

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 13:10
Might be worth giving this lot a go.....

http://www.truckit.net/?hc_location=ufi

no guarantee, however if you're not in a hurry you might get a bite. I know a number of folks on my 40 series group who've used them - basically an open bidding market for tenders .... a lot of truckies use this site to get back-fills.
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Reply By: Member - batsy - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 19:44

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 19:44
Thanks to all who responded to my call for information. My niece is currently making arrangements for her car to be shipped to Perth, unsure who with at this juncture.
Cheers
Batsy
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Reply By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 00:31

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 00:31
try gkr transport in malaga
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