Acumen Driving Specialists LLC
Drive-Away & Transport Services
Please NOTE: Acumen does not own a big-rig Auto Transporter that carries 9 vehicles at once, and therefore, we cannot compete with their pricing. Acumen is limited to Class C (up to 26,000 lb vehicle pulling 10,000 lb trailer)
At its foundation, Acumen Driving Specialists was built on two truths: I love driving (day after day), and I'm good at it. Some driving situations require skills, licensing, focus and stamina not everyone has.
Drive-Away is a segment of the transport industry in which a commercially-licensed professional drives customer-owned vehicles. There are several situations where paying Acumen to drive your vehicle is a better choice than doing it yourself.
The following are situations with which Acumen Driving Specialists already has experience. If your exact needs are not here, please contact me today; I'm always looking to add to my resume.
As real estate becomes an unattainable dream in America, Mexico's Baja Peninsula is booming. The 1000 mile road to La Paz and Cabo, though, is often called "Via de los Muertos" ...the road of death. We've driven to Cabo 11 times in 6 years, and it is never to be taken lightly. Acumen prefers to roll with a 2-man team, one of whom is a Baja native fluent in Spanish. We are familiar with the extensive regulations necessary to cross the border with your things.
RV Drive-Away Delivery
RV "Glamping" and "Overlanding" are booming as people escape the rat-race and experience this gorgeous continent. When you're ready to buy, don't limit your search to local dealers. You might find the perfect RV at an amazing price in Vermont. I'll go get it.
If you're hesitant to go far because you don't have time or energy to make the return trip, Go BIG! I will bring her home safe and sound.
Festival-goers often rent luxurious RVs with no intention of ever driving them. We've delivered rented RVs to Burning Man Festival for several years. When a rental agent quotes an insanely high price for their delivery service don't be discouraged...we got this.
Large Vehicle Drive-Away Delivery
Some vehicles are too big to put on trailers designed for CARS. You can put them on an 18-wheeler flatbed / lowboy ... just be sitting down when you get the price quote...then call Acumen. Adding a few thousand miles to the odometer is no big deal, and Highway miles (using premium fuel / fuel system cleaner) are actually good for an engine.
EXPEDITED Vehicle Drive-Away Delivery with items in car!
Sometimes you need a car delivered ASAP. Transporters carrying 9 vehicles zig-zag across the country stopping all along the way to drop off a car, and pick up another. They take between 9 and 21 days to get coast to coast and they will NOT allow any cargo. Acumen can DRIVE your reliable vehicle (3/4 loaded with cargo) safely across the US in 3-5 days.
It is more expensive, not because I charge more, but because essentially 9 people are paying the 18-wheeler guy. In fact, driving a passenger car, I reduce my hourly rate from $35 to $25, but you're not splitting the bill with 8 others.
Trailers, Wide Loads and Fifth-wheels
I am happy to announce Acumen now owns a diesel dually (Ford F450 with the legendary International 7.3 "Million Mile Motor") capable of towing your boats, RV trailers and tiny homes. Long Distance is preferred.
When each daily load is valued between $20,000 and $250,000, when roads from the farms are winding, narrow, mountain-roads, and at harvest-time when everyone is working 14 hour days, 6 days per week, it is paramount that your drivers have a proven record of performance without incidents. Acumen is well acquainted with Agricultural Industry best practices and we love the country.
The #1 killer of Americans overseas is not terrorism, disease, or crime. Most years it's car crashes. Especially in countries that drive on the left, a momentary lapse into habit can ruin your trip...or your life. I've logged 20k miles in 5 countries that drive on the "wrong" side in Right-Hand drive vehicles. I clean up surprisingly well, and can be your executive assistant. I love to travel, so my quote might pleasantly surprise you.