Ok, this is for future reference for anyone else considering this. I sent my info to one website and got 7 quotes for shipping. Some had better reviews than others on transportreviews dot com, but all had some bad reviews (price baiting, switch & bait, no pick up). All 7 were brokers who arrange shipping, and not the carrier themselves.
I also got 2 other bids on my own with a couple of carriers directly. Both were more expensive, but there were ZERO negative reviews! I actually used one of the two them to transport a street-strip car back around 2004 and they are still in business, but they do enclosed only (Intercity Lines). I am going with the other carrier due to price (open trailer), but it is still about 25% higher than brokered services (Golden Key Express).
I just don't need any hassle, as doing a long-distance purchase is nerve wracking enough, it's not worth it to save a couple hundred bucks (if something goes wrong, I'm out way more than that!).