One of the hardest parts about shipping a vehicle is the wait. There’s a lot of waiting around for things to happen, and one of the most important things you can do is understand why you have to wait so much and what you can do in the meantime. When you book an order, you’ll first have to wait for your shipping company to arrange the actual transportation – this means finding a carrier that will go and pick your vehicle up. Usually this takes anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. Then there’s the wait for the carrier to arrive, and then there’s the wait during transport.

All this waiting gives you time to do things, though. One thing you can do that we highly recommend is to clean your vehicle’s interior (if needed) before shipping. You can go all out and vacuum the carpets and Armor-All the dashboard, but on the whole you’ll just need to get any trash or personal items out. When waiting for the carrier to arrive, you can coordinate with your shipping agent possible alternative pickup locations that may help your shipper.

Waiting is an unfortunate but necessary part of shipping a vehicle. Understanding that will help tremendously when it comes to shipping your vehicle. For more information, or for free quotes to ship a vehicle, visit and browse the blogs and articles or fill out the free quote form. If you fill out the form, you’ll get multiple quotes emailed to you from top carriers within about an hour. For questions or concerns, call 800-930-7417 to speak to a live representative today.