As per the CentralDispatch Dealer Vehicle Transportation Reports published in April, August, September and October 2009, from Florida to Texas, the average vehicle (used car) shipping cost plummeted to $461 in October 2009 from $630 in March 2009. However, it went up from $506 in May 09 to $527 in August 09 and then fell to $517 in September 09. Texas to Florida, the cost rose from $394 in March 09 to $438 in October 09. In August and September, the cost stood at $478 and $484 respectively. Within Texas, average vehicle shipping cost increased from $199 in March 09 to $208 in the following month and decreased by $8 in May 09. The cost reached $213 in September 09 and slid to $193 in the next month.
From Mar 09 to Oct 09, the cost recorded a decline of more than 26% on Florida to Texas route whereas the cost zoomed up by about 11% on the Texas to Florida route. The average used car shipping cost dropped by 3% within Texas.
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