Shipping a vehicle is a time-consuming process. From start to finish the entire process typically will take about one to two weeks, and perhaps more. How long it takes to get your vehicle picked up and transported depends heavily on where you are shipping from and to and when you are shipping. Here are a few tips to help you reduce how long it takes to get your vehicle picked up and shipped.

If you are shipping from a rural area, you will likely find that getting your vehicle picked up can be a hassle. This is because auto transport carriers prefer to run their routes through major cities and metropolitan areas – it’s where the majority of their customers are located, after all. By sticking to populated areas, carriers can quickly and efficiently pick up and deliver loads, keeping prices lower and pickup times shorter.

The best way to reduce your wait time for pickup is to move your pickup location to an area that carriers can access more easily. We recommend speaking to your car transport representative in this regard; they will likely be able to tell you the best areas near you that will help lower your wait times for pickup, and can also give you more personalized tips and information as well.

If you’re interested in transporting a vehicle and are looking to get started, visit and fill out the free auto transport quote request form. When you do,  you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen If you have questions, or need some help getting your quotes, don’t hesitate to contact one of our own live agents at 800-930-7417 today.