truck All About Car Shipping Transit TimeThe term “car shipping transit time” refers to how long it takes to actually ship your vehicle from pickup to delivery. It does not include how long you wait to find a carrier or how long it takes for them to show up. It simply refers to how long your carrier has your vehicle on their truck. Now, transit time will vary widely depending on where you’re shipping from and to. They are also subject to a number of different factors including traffic, inclement, road conditions, construction zones, and much more. But on the whole, transit times are often within a day or two of estimates, and we’re going to explain more about how your car shipping transit time will work.

So, let’s talk about car shipping transit time

For starters, we have to add the caveat that all given transit times are merely estimates. The actual transit time your carrier will take will depend on all those factors we listed above, but most importantly on how long they have to be on the road. Coast-to-coast shipments often take about two weeks from pickup to delivery, though they can sometimes go up to a month based on the route and other commitments along the way. Rarely will it take a month, but there are times when things happen. Mechanical failure can sideline a truck for days or weeks at at time. This can result in delays in transit times as can a host of other things.

But you can usually estimate a good 300 miles a day. So if you’re shipping coast-to-coast, and it’s three thousand miles, it’ll take, on average, about ten days or so. Most routes under a thousand miles will take less than a week to complete, with most clocking in at only a couple of days. But it does depend on your route and also the time of year. It can take longer to get a vehicle picked up during the winter months especially in snowbound areas like New England.

Can I still get quotes to ship my car?

On a note completely unrelated to car shipping transit time, you can get free quotes to ship your car via our free quote form. It won’t take more than a minute or two and will net you free quotes from some of the best auto transporters in the industry. We clear each and every company for dependability and reliability, and that includes making sure each is fully licensed, bonded and insured. This way, you know you’ll be in good hands from start to finish. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like help getting your quotes, don’t worry. You can contact us over the phone any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our agents.

Covington KY 2 Auto Shipping to Covington, KentuckyCovington is a city located in Kenton County, in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It is home to a population of over 40,600 total residents and is a part of the Cincinnati, Ohio metropolitan area. This makes finding auto shipping to Covington a lot easier and, on the whole, a lot cheaper than it might otherwise be. This is because car shippers want to run routes to and from big cities with large, sprawling metro areas around them. While there may be cheaper places in Kentucky to ship to, Covington shouldn’t be all that difficult.

Is auto shipping to Covington popular?

Not really. Covington is the fifth-largest city in Kentucky, which helps the cause tremendously. But it’s still home to just 40,600 residents, so there really isn’t much demand at all especially when compared to other, larger cities in the region. Its main draw is the fact that it sits in the Cincinnati metro area. Cincinnati, as you may know, is one of the largest cities in neighboring Ohio, and it sits right on the border of Kentucky and Ohio. This gives carriers easy access to Covington and allows them to easily get to and from a variety of bedroom communities in the area. In other words, auto transporters can get to Covington by way of Cincinnati, which should help your prices.

But really, when we say auto shipping to Covington is helped by its proximity to Cincinnati we really mean. It sits right across the river, which gives carriers easy, easy access to the entire region. Not only that, but Covington also sits right along I-71. This is really important because it not only allows carriers to easily get to Covington, but they spend less doing it too. Carriers like interstate highways because they allow easy access to a variety of major cities and metropolitan areas. Being able to go to Cincinnati, run routes through Covington and then on to other cities in the region makes things so much faster and easier for them. This results in lower prices and better services for you.

Can I get quotes for auto shipping to Covington?

Yes you can! The best way to do this is to fill out and submit our free auto transportation quote form. You’ll get free quotes for auto shipping to Covington from some of the best auto transporters in the industry. We know they’re among the best because we clear every company you get a quote from for dependability and reliability. That includes making sure each is fully licensed and bonded. We also make sure they only work with carriers who are fully licensed and insured. If you have questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact us at 800-930-7417 and speak to one of our representatives.

No Guns Can I Ship Firearms in a Car?We could just answer the question with a simple and resolute “no” but that would only be half of what we want to say. Firearms and guns are a tricky subject, especially in the United States. They charge local and national politics alike and are a touchy subject to speak about. We’re not going to get into the more controversial aspects of guns (at least, we’re going to try not to), but we also have to explain why you can’t ship firearms in a car. So we’re going to try to do that in this blog post

So I can’t ship firearms in a car?

No. You really, honestly, truly cannot. Guns and other types of firearms are volatile regardless of whether or not they’re loaded or the safety is on. Shipping one in a car that is being transported may not be inherently dangerous if you know a bit about gun safety. But that, honestly, is beside the point. It’s legal to transport a gun in your own vehicle, provided that it is locked and secured and out of reach of the driver or passenger. Safety reasons and all that. That includes if you’re traveling across state lines in a motor vehicle. But an auto transport driver is not driving a personal vehicle.

Drivers can get in trouble in certain jurisdictions if they are found to have firearms in the vehicles they are shipping. A host of questions is raised – are the guns property of their customers? Do they have proper licenses? Smuggling firearms across state lines is a problem, and motor vehicle carriers are rife for exploitation in that regard. What if those guns are not locked or secured properly? Who gets in trouble, who is liable? A carrier would be expected to be exempt, but they inspected and loaded the vehicle beforehand. To avoid all these complications (and many more), shippers just put a moratorium on shipping firearms in cars they transport.

Can I get quotes to ship a car?

If you’ve come to terms with being unable to ship firearms in a car, you can get free quotes to ship your vehicle any time. All you need to do is fill out our free quote request form here on our website. It will only take a minute or two and will get you free quotes from some of the best shippers in the industry. We know they’re among the best because we clear all of them for dependability and reliability as well. This means we make sure they are fully licensed and bonded and that they only work with top-rated carriers. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-930-7417.

Dollar Sign 3 300x300 Always Have Your Car Shipping Payment ReadyWhen shipping a car perhaps the absolute most important thing you can have ready to go is your payment. We know that sounds a little callous and shallow, but we’re not in the business of sugar-coating things. Money makes the car transportation industry go round, plain and simple. No matter how decent of a company you work with, they are only interested in what’s in your wallet. But that doesn’t stop people from needing to ship their cars, so it’s important to make sure you have all your T’s crossed and your I’s dotted so you don’t get left behind.

So what’s this about having my car shipping payment ready?

You want to get quotes as soon as possible and then book your shipment quickly. This will give you time to get your payment together, if you need to, or else simply plan for your shipper to arrive. But having your payment good to go is important, especially if you’re paying with a credit or debit card. Most of the time you’ll only be able to pay your deposit this way, and the rest will have to go to the driver via a cashier’s check or a money order. That’s frustrating for some, but it makes things so much easier for a carrier. Bounced checks can lead to dead businesses, so carriers avoid that if they can.

However, if you can’t pay at all they won’t deliver your vehicle to you. Seriously, they’ll just hold on to it until you can pay, or store it at some yard in Timbuktu until they get their money. This sounds sketchy, but if they provide a service and they are not compensated for it, they do have some recourse. Not paying them is akin to theft, you know. Some people like to try to pull the wool over a carrier’s eyes, but they don’t go for it like they used to. This is a big reason as to why cash on delivery services are much more common today.

But can I get quotes to ship a car?

You don’t have to have your car shipping payment ready until you actually book your order. Until then, everything is just quotes. You can free quotes from top-rated auto shippers by filling out our free form. It shouldn’t take you more than a minute or two from start to finish, but it will get you free quotes from some of the best shippers in the industry. They’ll email you your quotes and you can peruse them at your leisure. We make sure each company is fully licensed and bonded as well. And, if you have questions or concerns, you can contact us any time over the phone. Just call us at 800-930-7417 and speak to one of our agents today.

Lexington 1 Household Moving to Lexington, KentuckyLexington is a city in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It is a part of the Lexington-Fayette County Consolidated City-County and is home to over 314,400 residents. Lexington is the second-largest city in Kentucky and is the anchor of the Lexington Metropolitan Area, home to over 489,400 residents. This makes finding services for household moving to Lexington a lot easier, as it’s more popular among moving companies. This results in lower prices, usually. Household moving companies want to stay where their customers are, after all, like most logistics companies do.

Is household moving to Lexington popular?

As a matter of fact it is. While it may not see as much demand as other, larger cities in the area, it’s still a major city in Kentucky. Therefore, it’s not surprising that there is always at least a modicum of demand for moving to or from the area. And, because it’s a larger city, it tends to be cheaper to move to or from, at least when it comes to the actual cost of moving. Car shippers and household movers alike prefer routes through bigger cities. It makes it easier for them to find new loads after delivering someone’s goods. This means they end up making more money on the route, since they don’t have empty space on their trucks for very long. This is why moving to Lexington is often reasonably priced along most major routes.

Can I get quotes for household moving to Lexington?

You most certainly can! The best way to get your free moving quotes is to visit our Household Moving Articles page. It’s where our dedicated moving quote form is located, and you can fill that out to get moving quotes from top companies . They’ll usually take an hour or two to get to you but you’ll be able to compare them against one another soon enough. If you need to ship a vehicle as well, you can fill out our free car transport quote request form. We have an option on our contact information section to get moving quotes as well quotes to ship a car. Just click that and fill out the relevant fields. If you have questions or concerns, give us a call at 800-930-7417. We have agents standing by to answer questions, give advice and help you get your quotes any time.