All You Need To Know About the GMC Sierra

The GMC Sierra is everything we love in a Chevy Silverado but with an enormous configurability. It is made for optimal performance with its V8 turbo diesel engine that delivers excellent mileage figures and two different speed transmissions; an eight-speed and a ten-speed automatic transmission. This light-duty pickup truck has a max rating of about 13,000 pounds, making its max towing and hauling capacity almost excellent.

The dirt-purposed truck features four different engines, including a 2.7-liter four-cylinder that generates 310 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, a Duramax turbo-diesel with a torque of about 460 pounds, a 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8, and a 355 horsepower 5.3-liter V-8. It also comes with a rear or an all-wheel drive.

Should I Use Open or Closed Transport Carriers for My GMC Sierra?

While shipping your GMC Sierra, you will be required to choose between open transport or closed transport carriers.  Closed transport helps reduce the risk of damage to the exterior parts of your truck and exposure to the elements. In contrast, open transport greatly increases the chances of your truck incurring minor damage. However, open transport is more common and cost-effective.

Your decision to use either the closed or open transport options depends on how expensive your GMC Sierra truck is, based on the trim, and if you have a little more money to spare.

Steps to Follow When Shipping Your GMC Sierra

We know you don’t want to experience any hassle while trying to ship your GMC Sierra. However, there are a few things you need to put in place to prepare your truck for shipping adequately. Here are some of the things you need to do;

1.     Wash your Vehicle to Remove Dirt

It is important you clean or wash down the exterior and interior of your truck before cleaning to remove excess grime, dirt, and dust that might have settled on it. A clean truck allows you to easily spot any damages, such as dents and scratches, before shipping.

2.     Check for Already Existing Damage

Thoroughly check the interior and exterior of the truck for any leak, discoloration, tear, dent, or scratch in and on the truck before shipping. If there are any leaks, ensure you get them fixed before shipping. You can file it down or take pictorial evidence of the already existing damage. This allows you to notice any extra damage that might have been done to your car during shipping.

3.     Leave the Gas Tank at a Quarter Full.

This is one of the most important steps to consider before you ship your GMC Sierra. Only ship your truck with a tank that is a quarter full. You could even ship it with a little less than that. A full tank adds more weight to the truck, which could risk the shipment and be more expensive.

Other steps to take before shipping your truck include; removing all valuable items from the truck, like jewelry, important documents, money, gadgets, etc. Ensure the parking brake is working and that all-important fluids, like brake oil, transmission fluid, etc., are full. Also, ensure you lock the truck after it has been loaded unto the carrier.


At Ship A Car, Inc., we know your GMC Sierra is your baby, and we will treat it like that. Hence, we are committed to providing you with a wholesome dispatch experience when you choose to ship with us. With our triple-A-rated vehicle transport carriers and impressive network of expert drivers, you can be assured that your truck will get to its destination safely, on time, and without breaking the bank.

Ready to get started? Call us at (866) 821-4555 to speak with any of our shipping agents, or use our online shipping calculator to get a quote instantly.

  1. Does SAC ship all types of GMC Sierra trucks?

Yes. We currently ship all 8 trims of the GMC Sierra, including; GMC Sierra Pro, GMC Sierra SLE, GMC Sierra Elevation, GMC Sierra SLT, GMC Sierra AT4, GMC Sierra AT4X, GMC Sierra Denali, and GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate.

  1. Will my truck be shipped to my exact location?

Your truck will be shipped safely to the delivery address provided in your quote. All you have to do when your truck is delivered is conduct your final inspection to ensure everything is in the same condition you left it in, make your final payment, and collect the keys.