Military car shipping

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Military car shipping customer experiences

Read why customers choose us as their military PCS shipping partner

Ignacio N.
5.0 out of 5
Very proffessional service. From the begining to the end.
Amin Porbunderwala
5.0 out of 5
I have used SGT twice so far. Shipped two F250s from CA to GA and one from SG to NG. Both times the experience and communication has been great .
Jorge Penna Ledezma
5.0 out of 5
Good communication, always available for tracking, and dispatched as promised. Good experience.
Jolie S.
5.0 out of 5
John, the driver was excellent, always kept me up to date by calling.
Jared H.
5.0 out of 5
SGT Auto Transport by far has been one of my best experiences shipping a vehicle. If there were an option for 10 stars they would get it from me.
Bruce Smith
5.0 out of 5
Very profesional and polite. Every part of the shipment was handled professionaly and without any issues. Job well done!

What is military car shipping?

Military car shipping is a service specifically for military personnel, both active and retired. You can receive your PCS orders at short notice so the military car shippers you chose will do everything they can to make your military vehicle shipping service a smooth experience. The carrier will pick up and deliver your vehicle as close to your location as possible.

How does military car shipping work?

Military car shipping works the same way as standard auto transport and it's for active military members only. The Government may cover the cost of one 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 member of the military and you receive a permanent change of station (PCS) order, the government might pay for you to ship one personal operating vehicle (POV) but there are specific requirements you must check with the Department of Defense. You may be responsible for the cost of military car shipping.

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 car transport 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, and time of the year. Our military car transport rates are very competitive. Use our online calculator for your military car shipping quotes. Alternatively, get in touch with us via phone or Live Chat.

Type of
Avg. price
per mile
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

This red beauty just arrived at “her” new home in Santa Monica, California. The customer was very concerned about the shipping, since he is doing this for the first time. We arranged a hard side enclosed carrier and as you can see, he monitored the entire process to ensure safe handling of the vehicle.

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

This is exactly what door-to-door service means. We delivered the vehicle right at the customer’s front door. It was early morning and he woke up and saw his dream car outside. He tipped the driver for a job well done!

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

Sometimes you get lucky enough to receive such a nice gift from your father for your graduation. We carefully selected our carrier for this shipment to ensure that the pickup from New York and delivery to San Francisco went as planned.

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

An absolute classic! Or should we call this a muscle car? What else could you possibly need. This beauty was shipped from the heart of Chicago and delivered to a restoration shop in East Bronx. The customer required no more than 3 cars on the trailer so we arranged this as promised.

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

For this shipment, we were hired through uShip. This customer had a very firm timeframe for pick-up and delivery. The customer required a pick-up within 24 hours because he wanted to be there at the time of pick-up to see the car get loaded and as well as complete the inspection report himself. We managed to meet his expectations with flying colors.

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

We've been shipping this vehicle since 2017. Our “snowbird” is using us for this vehicle twice a year to ship his car from New Jersey to his house in Key West, FL.

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

Beautiful 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS that we shipped for a repeat client from Bobo’s Rods & Customs. We've been doing business together since 2016. Check out their stunning inventory!

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

We were hired to pick up this vehicle and deliver it to the famous Liberty Walk tuning shop. After the aftermarket additions, we loaded the car on the same truck and delivered it back to the customer in Houston, Texas.

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

After the previous shipper cancelled on the customer at the last minute, the customer was able to find us late afternoon on Friday with a special requirement to arrange his transportation over the weekend due to time restrictions. We successfully delivered his vehicle 7 days later from Boston to Seattle. The Bentley still shines!

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

This vehicle was delivered to the Monster Truck Show in North Carolina. This type of vehicle required a single car carrier or flat bed because of the oversized dimensions.

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

The customer hired us to ship two of his three Ford Mustangs. He is restoring old muscle cars and we were able to ship a few more cars for him.

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

Bought from a private seller in Arizona, we loaded the car without any issues. The carrier was super happy to see such a vehicle in pristine condition. The customer required a few photos and videos at the pick-up. Everything went smoothly!

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

The moment of delivery! The customer is taking a photo of the carrier who is unloading his new R8. Right after the picture, the customer jumped in his new car to take a ride in the city. He sent a nice gesture to our company - a bottle of wine!

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

1957 Triumph TR3 that we shipped for a client that hired us on uShip. This was a challenging pickup as the seller of the car has owned it for the last 60 year. However, we successfully managed to load the vehicle and safely deliver it to his home.

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

This is a really cool load for us. It’s a 1940 Nash Lafayette that we had picked up from Salem, OR. This is 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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Military car shipping hints & tips

Military car shipping advices from experienced car shippers

Military car shipping: How to ship a car to and from Hawaii

Military car shipping: How to ship a car to and from Hawaii

In this article, we’re going to take you through the process of shipping a car to and from Hawaii when you’re in the military, offer you some advice, and give you some tips on finding the best way to do it.

How to Get a Car Shipping Quote Before Shipping a Car

How to Get a Car Shipping Quote Before Shipping a Car

Before you ship a car, you might want to consider how to get a car shipping quote! Contact us here at SGT Auto Transport and we'll provide one to you very quickly.

Open vs. Enclosed Car Shipping: Which is Better for Shipping Across the Country?

Open vs. Enclosed Car Shipping: Which is Better for Shipping Across the Country?

Did you know that you can have your car shipped across the country in an enclosed or open air environment? Check out your options here with SGT Auto Transport!

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