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King of the Road Transport

King of the Road Transport
Overall Satisfaction Rating 4.72/5
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    Whether you are moving permanently or find yourself in an unexpected extended stay situation, King of the Road Transport can help get you mobile again.

    King of the Road Transport provides automotive shipping services door-to-door all across the country. Not only do we ship just cars, we can also arrange for shipment of your prized motorcycle or beloved boat. No move is too large or too small. Contact us today to get your next auto transport moving quote.

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    King of the Road is a licensed, bonded and insured auto transport broker with multiple discounts. Though there can be extra fees, they have the ability to ship most types of vehicles.


    • Ships internationally
    • Door-to-door shipping option
    • Classic car options
    • Multiple discounts available


    • Extra fees for modified or inoperable vehicles

    Top King of the Road Transport Reviews

    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer

    Go with a reputable company like King of the Road Transport. They did what they said they would without any stress or frustration. I commend Mary from King of the Road for reaching out to me. She really did a phenomenal job all around and I won't hesitate to use them again!

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer

    I normally do not write reviews but feel compelled to provide this one. I recently transported a WWII Willys Jeep (non-running) from NY to FL ... King of the Road came through on everything that they promised and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and flawlessly the entire experience happened.

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      About King of the Road

      King of the Road is a licensed, bonded and insured auto transport broker that connects consumers with drivers who haul vehicles across a state, region or country. Every King of the Road carrier is licensed, bonded and insured. King of the Road offers discounts to members of the military, students, senior citizens and repeat clients. Classic cars or any other car requiring extra protection can be shipped using enclosed shipping.

      King of the Road cost

      King of the Road costs varies based on several factors, such as condition of the car, size of the vehicle and type of shipping. For example, transports that run along the interstate highway system, mile for mile, will be cheaper than one that is largely through a rural area. King of the Road requires no upfront payment from customers and isn’t needed until your vehicle is being shipped.

      Supply and demand on a route also affect the cost to ship with King of the Road, such as choosing a route during snowbird season. The cost to ship a sedan from Florida to the Northeast during the early summer will likely cost $900 to $1000 because of the popularity of this route; however, the cost to ship from the Northeast to Florida the same time of year might fall between $600 and $700. For this reason, if you’re trying to save money with a King of the Road shipment, try to plan your move during the offseason. A King of the Road representative will be happy to discuss with you more if you have any questions on costs.

      Make sure to ask about discounts when requesting a quote. Additional fees may be required for expedited shipping. Modified or inoperable vehicles require additional handling fees.

      King of the Road shipping options

      King of the Road auto transport ships to all 48 contiguous states, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Canada and many other countries around the world. King of the Road is also able to handle all types of vehicles, including sedans, SUVs, pickups and oversized equipment. They have enclosed transport options for classic cars, luxury vehicles or just for added safety.

      The quotes provided by King of the Road are for door-to-door transport, but they can arrange for terminal transports if desired. King of the Road requires all drivers to be insured as required by the FMCSA and offer additional gap coverage as a registered AFta Agent.

      King of the Road highlights:

      • Ships to all 50 states
      • International shipping
      • Ability to ship SUVs and trucks
      • Door-to-door transport
      • Terminal-to-terminal transport
      • Enclosed shipping available
      • Free quote

      King of the Road shipping process

      King of the Road provides a free quote for customers after providing basic information like vehicle details and the route needed. If you have specific needs, like closed shipping, you can discuss this further with a King of the Road representative and see how your quoted rate will change. Once King of the Road has collected the necessary information, they will provide a contract for their service. Then, they will schedule the carrier and provide the necessary information to the customer and the driver who will be hauling the vehicle. King of the Road keeps customers updated throughout the transport via phone, email, or text. Drivers provide inspections on pick up and delivery. Multiple payment options are available.

      Do we recommend King of the Road?

      We recommend King of the Road for a number of reasons. First, their ability to ship a wide range of vehicles to almost anywhere in the world. They also provide convenient tracking options that let customers know where their vehicle is every step of the transport. Plus, King of the Road has a long list of discounts that help keep the cost down. Finally, their door-to-door shipping makes pickup and dropoff convenient.

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      Rated with 5 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: Jan. 25, 2020

      This was the second time I moved my car between states using service from King of the Road. My relocation from LA to Denver, for complicated reasons, was in a rush. I booked exactly one week before my first available day for shipping, and Claire was really helpful in explaining details and addressing my concerns. King of the Road made sure my specific needs (cargos, day to arrive etc.) were clear to and taken care of by the auto transportation service they communicated with (ZRZ). I arrived 3 days later than my car did, and the car was hold with no extra fee incurred (the driver mentioned about storage fee when picking up my car, but King of the Road communicated with them in time to avoid that from happening), and was redelivered safely. This greatly reduced my moving hassle. It was a pleasure working with them.

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      Rated with 5 stars
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      Original review: Aug. 1, 2019

      King of the Road Transport was flexible regarding price and their rating on Better Business Bureau was high. Moreover, the individual that I was working with was very nice. I wanted to move my car from one state to another and the quote I got was okay. My interactions with their rep were nothing but top-notch and excellent. She was always friendly, explained how everything would work and reached out to me. Plus, I had a specific date and time and she made that work. And when I got the vehicle, it was in the same condition as when I dropped it off.

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        Rated with 5 stars
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        Original review: July 27, 2019

        My experience with King of the Road Transport was good. I was doing a seasonal move. I wanted to use a company in Maine, where I am right now, but they’ve got some horrible communication reviews so I took a chance with King of the Road Transport and my interactions with the rep were excellent. The service was terrific and Dan was right on top of everything. The car showed up exactly when it was supposed to and it came in good shape.

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        Rated with 5 stars
        Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
        Original review: July 22, 2019

        I’ve moved twice now in the last two years, once to Michigan and then the second time back to California. The first company I used was some broker through the internet and I was not happy with them. I sought out a different company this time for coming back to California a month or so ago, and as I googled, I saw King of the Road. I saw that they were rated from the Better Business Bureau. Carol, my contact person, was wonderful and she helped me the whole time. The cost was what I expected, and was comparable to what I paid two years ago.

        Unfortunately, we shipped the vehicle before we left Michigan, so I only had a family member accept the vehicle for me. She did the walk-around, and she signed it off, but I know there’s damage there. It appears that the person who transported the vehicle tried to fix it. It’s obvious on the hood. It looks like it’s a small dent and a scratch, but then there’s this piece of tape that they tried to put over it that matches the color of my car. It’s like the size of a small piece of tape, about as long as an inch. I washed my car recently, and saw it. My husband and I saw it earlier too, but we were like, “Well, there’s nothing we could do, right?” So we didn’t do anything about it and just left it.

        Other than that, I was very impressed with everything. I was super impressed with how quickly my vehicle got across the country. It got picked up on a Monday, and then it was dropped off in California on Thursday. That was three days versus three or four weeks that it took to get my car when I moved to Michigan with the other company that I used.

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        Rated with 5 stars
        Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
        Original review: July 21, 2019

        We were buying a car and we managed to find one a few states over. We didn't wanna make the trip ourselves so we got the car shipped. It was gonna be from Chicago to New Jersey. I had friends who used King of the Road beforehand and they recommended it because they are closed transport so the car won’t get too damaged on the way. They had a decent rate too which was nice. Other companies were overcharging for the distance.

        Customer service was really useful. I got in contact with one agent. I explained the distance and pick-up time. We set the time up. The seller brought the car to one location. Kind of the Road coordinated with the seller as well. They reached out to him and everyone seemed to go away happy. I was told I would supposedly get my car in five days but they managed to get here in three which was kinda nice. There were no damages to the car although it was a bit dusty. But that's what you expect from transporting it. We paid the quote King of the Road provided too. They were spot-on.

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        Rated with 1 star
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        Original review: Jan. 12, 2020

        So King of the Road Transport got in touch with me about shipping my motorcycle. Well I told them that I didn’t want to pay much over 300$ and that if they found a driver around the 300-400 price range to let me know and we would go from there. Well TCI Logistics reached out after initially telling me 650$ for an enclosed carry and 425 on open carrier which is no good for a custom chopper. But 600$ is high considering I just had a 200k Porsche Panamera shipped from same location for 600$ even. So I went to uShip and put in a 300$ offer there. Well I found a driver with 200 perfect reviews with a 5 star rating that would do it for 300$, but the dates he was going to have the bike here I was going to be out of town, so I sent the quote to king of the road and tci. Well tci said they would do it for 400$ with cash on delivery.

        Well no sooner had they found the driver that they messaged me saying that I had already hired “king of the road” and that I was offering 600$ which was as far from the truth as can be. Well it got ugly with tci logistics then, Alice ** from there sent some very rude messages and said she would be canceling my file after going into a contract for the 400$ delivery and sent me where “king of the road” actually had me on the “board” (where brokers post your info and how much money you are offering) that they were hired by me and that I was offering 600$ to have my bike shipped. Well with this information saved in a screenshot I confronted Claire from king of the road and was ignored until I said I was reaching out to BBB and that’s where she finally responded and denied EVERYTHING, said that tci was lying for a reason that made no sense.

        Well after seeing the board the drivers look at for quotes which had me that I would pay 600$ (which king of the road did because they knew I wasn’t willing to pay anything near that and that made it to where no company would quote me under 600$) they did that so they could undercut everyone by 50$ and would still be my cheapest quote. It was a very shady and fraudulent thing to do to get more money out of me. Well now after that I can’t find any quotes under 650-600 because everyone thinks I hired them and are willing to pay at least 600$. And to make it worse she denied everything and said that she had put that I would only pay 300 on a board and that I had NEVER hired them as a broker.

        Well I saved the messages and sent them to Alice ** from tci logistics to prove to her that I hadn’t hired king of the road and that I only offered 300$, but she went on to talk to me like an abusive parent talks to a 3 year old child in trouble and blocked me. Well I needed my bike here at a certain time to sell it and now because of Claire from king of the road transport was trying to make sure I wouldn’t get the quote I wanted after making public to all the drivers that I was willing to pay 600$ I haven’t been able to find anyone that will do it under that now when initially I had many offers for 400$ and less. What Claire did is considered fraud. And now has cost me a good week of putting info and talking to many different drivers that all quote me at 600 and up now.

        This is how they get their business at king of the road and able to charge what they want because of fraudulent info they put out to where no one will quote you under what it says you are willing to pay. I thought tci logistics were horrible (which they are) but Claire at “king of the road definitely takes 1st place for worst service out there. Hope this review can help other people so they don’t get into the same mess as I did.

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        Rated with 1 star
        Verified Reviewer
        Original review: Dec. 17, 2019

        I called King of the Road in September to schedule a December shipment. As of this date 12/16, they still could not confirm pick up of my auto. They had a million excuses. Do not use them. They will hang you out to dry and now I have to scramble to find another carrier at this late date since they were unable to find us a driver. How they remain in business is a joke. They are a joke, so inefficient!!!

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        Rated with 1 star
        Verified Reviewer
        Original review: Nov. 10, 2019

        Please email me for full story at **, happy to give anyone the facts - they knew they messed up, so the owner Jay Batista offered me a full refund. Haven’t heard from him for the last 6 months after he offered and I accepted. I’ve called, had my lawyer call, and emailed every month between then and now, no response. They’re clearly ignoring me. SDM (contracted thru King of the Road) damaged my car and illegally prohibited me from filing with their insurance.. King of the Road came up with the idea of refunding me on their end, so I’m very confused as to why they refuse to respond and follow through with THEIR offer. Feel free to contact me with questions. I’m in the middle of filing a civil suit against King of the Road as well as their contractor SDM Transport.

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        Rated with 5 stars
        Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
        Original review: Aug. 2, 2019

        I looked at the reviews and the cost of different transport companies and chose King of the Road Transport. I took advantage of their online quote calculator and the quote was close to my final cost. Plus, the rep was very good. She helped. I was happy with the overall service from the King of the Road. I would definitely recommend them.

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        Rated with 5 stars
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        Original review: July 31, 2019

        We had King of the Road bring up a movie prop vehicle from California to our show in Seattle then had them ship it back. The quote they gave us seemed fine, and the rep who scheduled the transport was great and very friendly. The transport took three days and when the vehicle arrived, it looked great. The experience was quick, easy and straightforward.

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          King of the Road Transport Company Information

          Company Name:
          King of the Road Transport
          PO Box 938802
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          United States
          (800) 955-0644

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