Auto Transport Tips: Prepping for Cross-Country Vehicle Shipping
If you’re a follower of our blog you likely know that auto transportation services are time-consuming, and to the ill-informed can be downright frustrating, and when you’re shipping across the entire United States, east-to-west, the waiting can be maddening. Much of the auto shipping process requires you, the customer, to wait: when you book, you have to wait for your shipper to find a carrier. Once they find one, you have to wait for him to show up. Once he does, you have to wait for him to load the vehicle, and once he drives off, you have to wait for it to be delivered hundreds of miles away, if not more. So if you’re shipping your vehicle across the country, waiting – without a vehicle – is something you need to be prepared for.
Note that typical shipments from coast to coast take anywhere from 10-14 days, depending on the route your shipper is traveling and the other stops he needs to make. Therefore, you have to be prepared to be without that vehicle, and if it’s your primary means of transportation you need to make sure you find some other way to get around while it’s being transported. If it’s not your primary vehicle, don’t worry about that as much obviously, but you still need to make sure that you know it’s going to take anywhere from 10-14 days and there may be times when the shipper is unable to talk to you because he’s busy driving or something. Try and have something to do while you wait – as they say, a watched pot never boils, and the same sort of goes for car shipping.
If you’re interested in cross-country vehicle shipping, we can help get you multiple quotes from reputable auto transportation companies for absolutely no cost to you. All you need to do is fill out our free online quote request form, and you’ll be contacted with different quotes from different shipping companies within about an hour. They can give you more details about cross-country vehicle shipping, as well as other things you can expect when you plan to ship across the country. If you have questions or concerns about how we operate, give us a call and we’ll be happy to explain more.