Auto Shipping FAQ: How Can I Quicken my Auto Transport?
The auto transport industry is slow. It takes days and days to do really anything, whether it’s finding a carrier, having your vehicle picked up, or having it transported, and some of the most commonly asked questions revolve around speeding things up. To give you a good reference, when you book your order with a transport company you’re going to be waiting at least a few days for them to dispatch your vehicle to a carrier. It can take anywhere from 1-7 days for this to happen, with the average being 2-4. It’ll take another 3-5 days to get your vehicle actually picked up, and that’s if things go according to plan. Then it’ll take another chunk of time to actually ship it, and if you’re going coast-to-coast it could take up to two weeks.
There’s a reason the auto transport industry works like this: it’s the only way it really can work. Auto shippers can only drive for so long, for so far, and only so fast, so on average they only manage 350-450 miles per day. And they can’t really drive any faster than that. So right there, that’s one thing that you literally have no control over. Transit time is going to be different on every route, but it’s something that you cannot control. Expedited shipping can get your vehicle picked up in a day or two, and that’s probably your best way to make your shipment go faster. But it’s not foolproof; sometimes even expedited services, which cost a lot more than standard shipping services, can’t get your car picked up as quick as you need to. And that’s something you need to be prepared for.
Expedited shipping works in most areas, even though it costs a lot. But auto transport takes time from pickup to delivery, and you need to be prepared to wait. If you’re strapped for time, or you need your car picked up/delivered at a certain time, give yourself at least a week, if not two, to book your order and get your shipping company to actually handle the pickup for you. If you need to get ahold of someone, give us a call or fill out our free online form and you’ll get multiple quotes from reputable and reliable auto transportation companies that can handle all the things you need handled for great rates and with good service.