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March 21, 2018

How can you move your car or truck without driving it?

Reviewed By: Phil Wahl, President & COO, Atlas Logistics - 30+ Years in the Moving Industry

  • Long Distance Moves
  • Storage
A cross-country move doesn't have to put you on the hook for a cross-country drive.

A long-distance move can be more involved than a short one, and the question of how to get your car or truck from your old home to your new one is a great example of why. There are plenty of options for transporting your vehicle to its new garage or parking place, and it's important to understand the benefits of each before you decide which one is best for you.

Go your own way

"Plenty of planning and mentally tiring work go into a long-distance drive."

The most direct way to bring along your car or truck, at least at first glance, is to drive it to your destination. If you have lots of free time around your move and enjoy spending time on the open road (and possibly in traffic jams, depending on your route), driving by yourself or with your family can work.

Additionally, if you don't want to put the valuable, fragile items we recommend or require you transport yourself into an airplane or passenger train cargo area, this option might be for you. However, a lot of planning and mentally tiring work go into such a drive, and it becomes more complicated over longer distances.

While a few hundred miles is an easily managed day trip, a few thousand on the nation's highways requires planning many stops along the way to eat, sleep, rest and refuel - and spending additional money on those needs. You may also have to take more time off of work and deal with moving into a new home after a tiring and extremely long trip.

If you have more than one vehicle, don't particularly like long car rides, can't afford the extra vacation days, have young or elderly family members in tow or add up the costs and realize driving across a big chunk of the country is too expensive, there's a solution. Atlas is happy to offer an effective and efficient way to bring your car to your new home.

Shipping your car to your new home is easy with Atlas

"The best moving companies help their customers move cars and trucks."

The best moving companies offer a wide variety of services to their customers, including transporting cars and trucks to the driveway or parking garage where they'll reside for the foreseeable future. When you let us handle the heavy lifting, you benefit in a variety of ways, including:

  • No need to create detailed plans and timetables for getting to your new home by road.
  • No worries about accidents, mechanical trouble and other potentially serious problems while on the road.
  • No additional wear and tear on your car or truck from a trip covering many hundreds or thousands of miles.

We use the same thorough best practices for secure transport developed by automobile manufacturers and can even load your vehicle into the same trailer as the rest of your belongings. That means easy delivery of all your possessions at one time, with no worrying about your car having to arrive separately from the rest of the load.

We can even store your car or truck at many Atlas warehouses across the country if you don't want immediate delivery. All these transport benefits go for a variety of other vehicles too - we can safely bring everything from jet-skis and dune buggies to classic cars and campers to your new home - just ask!

To learn more about moving your car or truck with Atlas, visit our dedicated landing page full of additional info.