Military car shipping

Military Car Shipping
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Military Car Shipping Customer Experiences

James P
5.0 out of 5
Easy and fast scheduling. Friendly and knowledgeable scheduler. Car transported from Minneapolis to Tampa. Fast and easy pickup. Friendly and professional driver. Car arrived in perfect condition.
Reggie M
5.0 out of 5
Quick, easy and very relaxing process. any and all questions were answered right away.
Tom L
5.0 out of 5
I am very satisfied with the service I received from the SGT Auto Transport Group. All went very smoothly. Thank You.
5.0 out of 5
We booked transport for my daughters Jeep Renegade from Ft Lauderdale to Salt Lake City. From start to finish everything went as planned. Customer Service was awesome and the quote was reasonable.
Craig A
5.0 out of 5
Great service , they have shipped several cars for me at great a price and on time All their drivers have been super cool!
Monica I
5.0 out of 5
Great customer service. Everything was as agreed, will definitely use again and recommend!
Bo F
5.0 out of 5
Quick turn around thank you so much!
June F
5.0 out of 5
Excellent customer service. Very responsive. The driver was great. He kept me up to date on the pick up and drop off. He took excellent car of my car!
Amigo T
5.0 out of 5
This company is the best. Good price, excellent commutations and open 24/7.

SGT Auto Transport Can Handle Your Military Car Transport Needs

SGT Auto Transport is your premier Bohemia, NY based auto shipping company, handling a wide variety of car transport needs. We’ve shipped 31,000+ vehicles (and counting) – but we’ll let our reputation do the talking so we can focus on what matters most: shipping your car with the utmost care.

Whether you’re an active service member who’s received PCS orders and need to quickly and reliably ship your car or you’re simply shipping a car cross-country for a move, we can help.

What is Military Car Shipping?

Military car shipping, otherwise known as military auto transport, is a service specifically for military personnel, both active and retired. You can receive your permanent change-of-station (PCS) orders to move to a new military base at short notice. The so the military car shippers you choose will do everything they can to make your military vehicle shipping service a smooth experience because if they’re good, like we are, they already know all about military car shipping and the tight turnarounds it often requires. The carrier will pick up and deliver your vehicle as close to your location as possible. With PCS orders for active military, car shipping military discounts are usually available. If you’re only moving one vehicle, the government could reimburse you. SGT Auto Transport does offer door-to-door auto shipping as an option.

How Does Military Car Shipping Work?

Military vehicle transport works the same way as standard auto transport and it's for active military members only. The Government may cover the cost of one privately owned vehicle (POV) shipment when it's a PCS order. However, if you want to ship more than one car you will have to pay the cost yourself.

Does the Military Ship Your Car for Free?

If you're an active service member and you receive a permanent change of station (PCS) order, the government might pay for you to ship one personal operating vehicle (POV). That said, there are specific requirements you must check with the Department of Defense. You may be responsible for the cost of military car shipping. Feel free to call us to get a car shipping quotes with military prices.

Is There a Military Discount to Ship a Car?

Yes, there is a military discount to ship a car but only for active and retired members of the military. When you contact a car shipping company ask about a military discount. You could receive a discount of up to 10% based on current market fluctuations and the total mileage of the shipment.

How Much Does Military PCS Vehicle Shipping Cost?

The cost of military auto shipping depends on several different factors. These include:

  • The make and model of the vehicle you want to ship
  • The distance traveled
  • Time frame for the delivery
  • Type of auto transport chosen
  • Condition of the vehicle
  • Location
  • The time of the year
  • ...And more

Our military car transport rates are very competitive compared to other transport companies, making SGT Auto Transport among the best car shipping companies for military members. Use our online calculator for your military car shipping quotes. Otherwise, get in touch with us via phone or Live Chat.

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Sample distance

Sample price

Open $0.80 250 miles $200
Open $0.73 700 miles $511
Open $0.70 1000 miles $700
Open $0.48 1750 miles $840
Open $0.37 2400 miles $888
Open $0.35 2700 miles $945
Open $0.35 2700 miles $945
Open $0.33 3200 miles $1122

The Avg. price per mile rates shown up above are reflective of current market conditions as of January 2020. The rates are subject to change due to seasonal fluctuations, price of gas, pick-up/delivery locations, etc.

We go above and beyond with our military car shipping

Check out some of our valued customers stories

Military car shipping PCS of 2016 Ferrari California
2016 Ferrari California Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

We were contacted by this first-time auto shipper because he needed to get this stunning red beauty. As he was a novice at this, we made sure that his mind was put at ease every step of the way. This started by allowing him to monitor the entire process and arranging the best possible type of carrier. This is something we make sure we do for every customer, even if we’re providing military car shipping.

Military car shipping PCS of 2019 Porsche Panamera
2019 Porsche Panamera Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

When we say we offer a door-to-door service, we keep our promise, and this client is a prime example of what that involves. We delivered his car right outside his front door, and he couldn’t have been happier. The delivery took place early in the morning, and it was the first thing he saw when he woke and looked out the window.

Military car shipping PCS of 2018 Mclaren 720s
2018 McLaren 720 Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

A McLaren 720 was one lucky guy’s gift from his father on his graduation. We were asked to ship it from New York to San Francisco and are pleased to report it went according to plan. We made sure this happened by carefully selecting the carrier for this shipment.

Military car shipping PCS of 1969 Buick LeSabre
1969 Buick LeSabre Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

What an absolute classic this Buick LeSabre is. Some would call it a muscle car, but what else could you possibly need? We shipped this beauty from the heart of Chicago and delivered it to a restoration shop in East Bronx. The customer had specifically requested there were no more than three cars on the trailer. We promised this would happen and didn’t let him down.

Military car shipping PCS of 1970 Chevy Corvette
1970 Chevy Corvette Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

We offer a number of our services via uShip, including military car transport. uShip is where this customer found us when they needed to ship their Chevy Corvette. The timeframe needed to be super strict because he wanted to be there at the time of pick-up to see his car loaded and complete the inspection report. The window was only 24 hours, but we managed to make the arrangements.

Military car shipping PCS of 2017 Porsche Panamera
2017 Porsche Panamera Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

We’ve had the pleasure of shipping this vehicle since 2017. The owner is one of our regular snowbird customers. We ship his car from New Jersey to his house in Key West, FL, twice a year, and then back again.

Military car shipping PCS of Chevy Impala
Chevy Impala Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

This beautiful 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS was shipped for one of our repeat clients from Bobo’s Rods & Customs. They have been a regular client of ours since 2016. For more pictures of this stunning car and others in their inventory, check out their website.

Military car shipping PCS of Lamborghini Huracan
Lamborghini Huracan Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

We picked up this vehicle for a customer in Houston, Texas. It was booked in at the Liberty Walk tuning shop for some aftermarket additions. As soon as the work was finished, we loaded the car on the same truck and made sure it was delivered safely back to the customer.

Military car shipping PCS of Bentley Continental
Bentley Continental Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

The owner of this Bentley had already booked a shipping service, but the shipper canceled it. Luckily, they found our details and gave us a call. Because of time restrictions, they needed transportation to be arranged over the weekend, which wasn’t a problem for us. We’re accustomed to making last-minute arrangements, and it is often a requirement when people book military car shipping.

Military car shipping PCS of Monster truck
Monster truck Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

This super-sized vehicle was delivered to the Monster Truck Show in North Carolina. We’re not sure whether it won any prizes, but after the show, we made sure it was returned to the customer looking as good as when it was picked up.

Military car shipping PCS of Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

This particular customer had three Ford Mustangs, but he only needed to ship two of them on this occasion. So we’re pleased to say this old muscle car restorer has become a regular customer, and we’ve shipped a few more cars for him.

Military car shipping PCS of Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Corvette Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

Here at SGT Auto Transport, we offer a range of services, including military car transport. On this occasion, the service we provided was classic car transport. The customer had bought it from a seller in Arizona and needed to get it home. A few photos and a video were taken at the pick-up to give the customer peace of mind.

Military car shipping PCS of Audi R8
Audi R8 Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

The owner of this vibrant green Audi R8 was so pleased with the service provided that he sent our company a bottle of wine. He also took this photo for us of the carrier unloading his new baby. Shortly after, he was sat behind the wheel himself because he couldn’t wait to take it for a ride in the city.

Military car shipping PCS of 1957 Triumph
1957 Triumph Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

The cars that we ship are very precious, and we do everything we can to make sure they are treated with the respect they deserve. This was definitely the case for the owner of this car, who was selling it after 60 years. Although the pick-up was challenging, we successfully loaded the vehicle and delivered it to its new home. Whatever auto transport you need, even if it’s military car shipping, get in touch, and we’ll customize a service to meet your needs.

Military car shipping PCS of 1940 Nash Lafayette
1940 Nash Lafayette Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport

This 1940 Nash Lafayette was one of our coolest loads. We picked it up from Salem, OR, for the American Pickers TV show.

How our military vehicle shipping services work

Quick and safe military friendly auto transport in 3 easy steps

Military pcs car shipping process step 1

1. Get a quote and book your order

Use the free instant quote calculator on our website and find out the price of your military car shipping service. It takes just a few seconds of your time and before you know it, you’ll know the cost to ship your vehicle. Input your: pick-up city and state, delivery city and state, vehicle year, make and model, condition of vehicle, transport type, and first available shipping date (this is the first date your car will be ready for the pick-up).

You can also call, email, or Live Chat to reach our military PCS vehicle shipping advisors.

The military vehicle shipping quote you receive is fully inclusive. We guarantee there are no hidden fees. After receiving a quote, you’re under no further obligation. The military auto transport service we provide is door-to-door, depending on military base restrictions.

If you’re not happy with the price, get in touch right away and we’ll do our best to make it a more competitive one. Similarly, if you’ve got a better military car transport price from a direct military car shippers competitor, we’ll try our best to match it. Show more

Military pcs car shipping process step 2

2. We pick up your vehicle

Your assigned military car shipper will contact you a few hours before your scheduled pick-up time. They need to check if someone is available to release the vehicle and confirm that your location is suitable for large commercial vehicles. Don’t worry if it’s not because they can arrange another more suitable location. Perhaps there’s a wider street nearby, a parking lot where you can meet, or possibly where you work. You can also nominate a third-party to release your vehicle for you, for example, a neighbor, friend, relative, or work colleague. Show more

Military pcs car shipping process step 3

3. You receive your vehicle

Before you know it, you’ll be receiving a call to let you know your vehicle is almost home. You’ll get a few hours notice, so you can make sure you’re home. If you’re not available to accept delivery of your car at that time, you can nominate a friend, neighbor, relative, or colleague to accept delivery on your behalf. They do, however, have to be at least 18 years of age. Show more

Better than all the other military car shipping companies

Learn why we are the best car shipping company for military personnel

Military car shipping zero upfront payment

You pay nothing

Book your military car shipping with us and there’s nothing to pay upfront. You only pay for your military PCS shipping service when we’ve allocated your shipment to a carrier and we dispatch your vehicle for shipping. Use our instant online quote calculator to find out how much it costs to have your car shipped.

Military car shipping uShip

The most trusted car shipping company at uShip

uShip has chosen us as their number one most trusted cross country car shipping provider. We’ve got lots of customer reviews that back up this accolade uShip has awarded us.

Military car shipping insurance

Full insurance coverage included

Throughout your military PCS shipping service your vehicle is covered. Total peace of mind is assured. We include the cost of insurance in our military car shipping rates, so don’t worry about having to pay extra.

Military customizable car shipping

Customized military friendly auto transport

No two people have the same needs when it comes to military car transport. This is the reason we make our car shipping for military personnel a customizable one. Our professional shipping advisors work with you to ensure your military auto transport service meets your needs.

Military personalized car shipping

Personalized POV military shipping

Our capable shipping advisors are available to guide you through the military vehicle shipping service. You never have to feel you’re on your own. We’ll be there alongside you from the moment you get in touch to the final delivery of your vehicle. It’s important to us you know we care.

Military car transport support

Around the clock customer support

We’re always available when you need us on the phone or by using Live Chat. Our finger is on the pulse, which is why we’ve earned a reputation for being reliable. You can contact us 24/7 and we’ll monitor your shipment throughout its journey.

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Military car transport recommendation

What type of auto transport service do military personnel choose?

A very popular choice for military personnel, both retired and those on active duty, is open car transport. You can book a shipment to and from any locations in the US, Hawaii and to the port for international relocations. Door-to-door transport is one option but we also offer base-to-base. You will, however, have to check whether a trucking company can enter the base. If time is of the essence, we have a guaranteed pick-up service. Express auto transport is also available if you’re relocating at the last minute.

The benefits of military PCS vehicle shipping

Learn what are the advantages of using our military car shipping services

Military car shipping process

A pick-up and delivery process that’s simple

Provide all the necessary information and our car shipping for military personnel is a smooth and simple process. We make sure the carrier picks up, transports, and delivers your vehicle according to your instructions, whether you choose open car transport or enclosed auto transport.

Military car shipping discounts

Car shipping military discounts available

Our military car shipping rates include a discount for active duty, Reserves, National Guard, veterans, and military dependants. It’s the very least we can do to say thanks to the brave men and women who protect our country.

Military car shipping baggage

Additional baggage allowed

Our POV military car shipping services allow you to keep one suitcase or box in the trunk of your car at no extra cost. You can transport up to 100lbs of personal items in your vehicle as long as you secure them in the trunk of the vehicle.

Military car shipping guaranteed pick-up

Guaranteed pick-up service available

If time is of the essence and you need your vehicle picked up within a short timeframe, we have a guaranteed pick-up service available, Monday to Friday. Talk with our shipping advisors about your needs and we’ll do everything we can to meet them.

Military car shipping safety

Safe and secure military car shipping program

We vet all the carriers in our military car shipping program. This ensures we only work with qualified, professional, trustworthy, and compliant carriers.

Military car shipping experience

Experienced military car shipping company

We’ve been providing car shipping for military personnel for several years now. Book your military car transport with us and you benefit from our years of experience. PCS relocation can be tough, but we’ll do everything we can to make it as stress-free as possible.

What are the different types of military PCS moves?

There are several moving options for military personnel when they receive their PCS orders. A Government Managed Move is when the government hires movers for you. PPM stands for Personally Procured Move or DITY (do-it-yourself) and it can be either assisted or self. PPM-self is when you do everything yourself. Whereas PPM-assisted is when you hire someone yourself to do the work for you.

How long does military vehicle shipping take?

A variety of factors affect the time it takes for your vehicle to be shipped. The most obvious is distance. A car shipped from a military base in Connecticut to a military base in California is going to take longer than from Kansas to Oklahoma. The weather can also impact on the timeline, along with road and traffic conditions.


Avg. transit time

(calendar days)
0 - 200
1 - 2 days
200 - 600
2 - 4 days
600 - 1000
3 - 5 days
1000 - 1500
4 - 6 days
1500 - 2000
5 - 7 days
2000 - 2400
6 - 8 days
7 - 9 days

The Avg. Transit Times shown up above can be affected by weather conditions, road conditions, traffic, etc.

Frequently asked questions about military car shipping

Everything you need to know about military PCS vehicle shipping

Our military car shipping program works in much the same way as our other auto transport services. There are, however, a few basic differences. When you make your booking, inform the shipping advisor that you’re a military member so that we can apply your discount. When you ship a vehicle to and from a military base, you need to meet the military car shippers outside the base.

Having all the necessary documents in order and current will make your military relocation less stressful. You will need the following:

  • Travel voucher: DD 1351-2
  • Application for DITY Move and Counseling Checklist: DD 2278
  • A copy of your PCS travel orders
  • 2 x certified weight tickets: one is for the gross/full wright and one is for the empty/tare weight
  • A copy of your paid rental agreement
  • A copy of your vehicle registration if you’re using POV/boat/trailer
  • OPE: Common Operating Personal Expenses

You can ship up to 100 lbs of personal items in the trunk or cargo area of the vehicle being shipped. you must secure the items in a single box or suitcase. However, if your vehicle is being shipped to/from Hawaii, you cannot ship personal items inside the vehicle. You also need to be aware that the military car shippers cargo insurance does not cover personal items.

Your military POC will go much smoother if you have all the information available. Numerous resources are available. Here is a list of those you’ll find most useful.

US government website: here you’ll find a wide range of resources such as government agencies, services, and job prospects.
Military base guide: here you’ll find details of all US military bases.
A checklist for shipping your POV: includes links to all the forms you may need.
Military Onesource: includes tips for every stage of your deployment.
US Transcom handbook: check whether you’re medically eligible to ship a POV in the CONUS.
Personal property counseling checklist: guidance on the movement of your personal property within the Defense Transportation System.
Blue Star Families: list of resources to help make your family’s deployment easier.

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