Was that a 3-car carrier or could you fit 4 in there (or tow a trailer)? Can't quite tell from the pics:
Alan Nortons truck (above) carries 3 cars, in line. He's a great operator. He operates a shuttle service , with 3 trucks doing Bris, syd, mel, adel all the time.... He seems to be the best price/operator around. I use him a lot, as do many other exotic movers. Alan is usually 5-15% cheaper than I can do similar jobs for. But I don't re-pack the truck or do any changover handling between shuttle trucks, and I don't winch cars or drive them. They all just roll in and out on level surfaces. You watch it get loaded... it stays there until you see it un load at destination. You can keep the keys if you like!
My own truck, as before...
3 car transporter available...
as before.... can't compete with some others on price, but do offer flat level loading to load cars as low as 50mm ground clearanc without touching, and not starting engines/burning clutches or flattening batteries etc.
No depot transfers, like others, either (reduced risk of handling).
Current pricing formula is $400 minimum fee. First 50km included then $2.30/km, plus $400/day for truck standby/driver inc accom fees.
Can offer self drive option (no driver fee), subject to right person/qualification!
Fuel is the killer of course..... Lucky to get over 3.5 km per litre in a truck... often only 2.5.
Oh, Ash and dingo... you could take up the self drive option... my truck has a nice bunk
You need an MR licence.. thats meduim rigid... can you manage that between you two?
So, ash... put the km into a route plan, add in the days of driving.... and you can work out for yourself the cost.
Truck drivers must rest every 4.5 hours for 30 minutes, or "two up" drivers can go 4 hours on each, but must not drive more than 12 in any 24 hours.