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Old 02-21-2016, 05:54 PM   #1
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transporting a bus 1,000 miles

What is the cheapest way to do it?
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Old 02-21-2016, 05:57 PM   #2
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Driving a bus is usually the cheapest way to transport.
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Old 02-21-2016, 06:08 PM   #3
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Old 02-21-2016, 06:16 PM   #4
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Try this website https://www.uship.com/

You fill out the info and then carriers from all over the US will bid for your business. You can accept or decline any offer and there is no charge to use the service. Good luck.
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Old 02-21-2016, 06:24 PM   #5
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Thanks. The ad says that there was a fire in the engine compartment so i am guessing it is not driveable
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Old 02-21-2016, 08:10 PM   #6
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hope its a real cheap bus
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Old 02-21-2016, 08:16 PM   #7
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Uship transport

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Try this website https://www.uship.com/

You fill out the info and then carriers from all over the US will bid for your business. You can accept or decline any offer and there is no charge to use the service. Good luck.
Until you book the job, then they get you and the transporter.
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Old 02-21-2016, 08:20 PM   #8
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Brokers are huge rip off and may or may not provide the agreed to service. I screwed around with several "national" agencies and finally gave up. Found a fully bonded & insured independent who beat the brokers prices by 40% and did everything right on time. Of course since mine was a shorty, it fit (barely) on a big trailer. A 40 footer is a different story.
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Old 02-21-2016, 08:50 PM   #9
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Yea Brokers leave a lot to be desired, they book the load then put it out at 40 or 50%
Of what they were paid..and the little guy like myself is stuck with all the work..
I had rather set than use them.
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:01 PM   #10
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Hi pengyou and welcome to the site. I would think that unless it is total junk you would be farther ahead to have someone get it running and then go drive it home. I think it would be risky to buy it sight unseen since there is fire damage. Whatever you decide good luck.
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