How long does it take to transport my vehicle? What is a typical pick up and delivery time frame?
Car transport usually takes between 1-6 calendar days from the date a car is picked up to when it’s dropped off. A driver typically covers about 500 miles per day. The first available pickup date for car shipping is most often 2-7 business days after an order is placed, and express auto transport is frequently available in 24-72 hours.
Your pickup window depends on whether you select "open/standard" or "express" shipping.
Standard Shipping pickup date is usually 2-7 business days after your order is placed. Actual pick-up and drop-off dates may have a margin of +/- 1 or 2 days.
Express Shipping offers pickup within 1-3 days and a choice of guaranteed (a) pickup date or (b) drop-off date or (c) shortest possible time-interval between pickup and drop-off. Express not available on all routes.
the following date-ranges are typical.
Of course while the "rule of thumb" above can be helpful, actual times may vary depending on
We recommend you call us at least 3-10 days before you need pickup -- but not more than 2 weeks in advance. We look forward to serving you.
The average waiting time to have your vehicle picked up from the first available pick up date is 2-3 days, depending on the pick up and delivery locaiton. Once the vehicle has been picked up, depending on how far your car is going to, it will be put in one of the three categories. Shorter distances typically take 2-3 days, if you are moving half way accross the country 3-5 days. Almost on the other side of the country would mean 5-7 days and coast to coast could take 6-9 days for your vehicle to be delivered. Each transport scenario is different, depending on weather, pick up or delivery locaiton and the budget that is set for a particular transport.
Shipping a car could take several hours or several days. Transportation time is split up in two frames – pick-up window and delivery window. How long each window takes depends mainly on distance and location.
Once the vehicle is physically on the truck the estimated ship time does vary on the length of transport. Generally cross country you are looking at a transit time of 7-10 days. 3/4 of the country is generally about 5-7 days. North to South is about 3-5 days. State to state could take about a day or two. These dates are all ESTIMATIONS. Sadly no company can ever guarantee a specific date of pick up or delivery. Any company that offers that, I would advise you to run away from that company. It is tough in this industry to get a carrier ASAP so it is best to book in the transport at least a week before the First Available Date to ensure the transport goes smoothly without any hick-ups or stress. Its best to look for those companies that are honest and upfront about their policies to ensure you are not walking into a company that will promise you the world but not live up to their part of the bargain.
Many times folks are told anything they want to hear in order to get the business.
Realistically it is difficult to coordinate many vehicles and owners from multiple pick ups to multiple deliveries.
Lots of obstacles and Federal regulations which slow the process down at times.
It is a difficult job to accompolish.
Be sure to have a back up plan! Always a good idea.
A loaded truck can cover up to 700 miles in a day without a bunch of loading and unloading in the process.
This info is primarily for long distance shipments.
It really depends on the distance of the route. For example a trip from NY to CA usually takes 7-10 days. A trip from NY to FL usually takes 2-4 days.
Transport time(s) are determined on many factors such as...the number of cars also being transported/delivered on their trailer, mileage, and most importantly if the carriers are single or team drivers. Drivers must adhere to the USDOT regulations and can only drive a certain number of hours daily. Now with the new USDOT electronic logs, it is very strict and virtually impossible for drivers to drive longer than htey should. This was caused by many accidents by sleepy drivers. We prefer, and typically, use team drivers as they can drive double the amount of hours, making their schedules much faster and safer.
This all depends on distance, the number of vehicles ahead of you logistically in line to be dropped off. Cross country auto transport is typically 10-12 days with inclement weather. Example wa-nj or east coast. Fl to the east coast our carrier in our carrier network run the route in 2-3 days . fl-oh 3 days. Fl-tx auto transport takes with us 3-5 days. california to florida auto shipping with us takes 5-7 days with bad weather. il-fl auto transport takes 3-5 days. wa-fl auto shipping takes 7-10 days. Again we always ensure the carrier will call you with proper advance notice BOTH at pick up and drop off to ensure you are ready
Typically, auto shipping is a fairly easy and quick process. Giving a definitive answer on how long is a little complicated. From the time of booking your order, your vehicle is picked up within 1-7 days. Depending on the origin and destination locations all depends on the time. Coast to coast moves can take anywhere between 7-10 days transit time. It all depends on your route.
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will be between one and two weeks. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.
Once we receive an order from our customer and the vehicle is available for loading we load 99% of all vehicles within 5 days unless the pickup location is remote. Delivery time depends upon the route but we will always give you a accurate estimate with the goal of always being on time or early.
According to the regulations in the industry, carriers are making around 400 mi per day. Even if that’s 2 drivers in one truck they still going to make about 500 mi a day.
Average transit time is about 5 days. But can vary based on distance / mileage.
When you finalise shipping your vehicle with us, we will give you an estimated delivery date (this can vary widely depending on a number of factors), such as how many vehicles are on the carrier for the specific route.
If the carrier is dropping off multiple cars en route this can affect the delivery estimate.
We are usually able to give you an approximate number of days for your vehicle delivery. This can be updated by contacting the driver for any changes en route.
Cross Country could take 10-14 days depending on the carrer, others can get it done in 4.
If you work with a transport specialist, they will be able to estimate how long you can expect for the transport to be complete. Drivers typically drive about 600 miles per day.
Based on current D.O.T. regulations, mandatory mileage for individual drivers across the country and interstate transportation is ~400-500 miles daily. When providing estimated time frames it is a common practice to give a two-day window for both pickup and delivery in order to give extra room in case of a delay. A single flat tire, traffic or weather could severely change our initial time frame. In this regard to Garcia’s Auto Transport and Logistics, we always communicate as much information as possible to the customer on what to do and expect in every situation. All drivers call at least 3 hours in advance before arriving at each location. This way we ensure our customers don’t have to deal with unnecessary waits.
Depending on the distance, it can take anywhere from 1 to 14 days to deliver your vehicle. Below are some approximations, but it is best that you contact us with the specific route.
East Coast to West Coast Auto Transport – approx. 7-14 days
Midwest to East Coast Auto Transport – approx. 5-8 days
South to North Auto Transport – approx. 5-8 days
Based on mileage, once your vehicle has been picked up, it will typically be delivered within anywhere from one to ten days. Generally, every five hundred miles travelled will add a day to the time you wait for your car to be delivered. However, with unpredictable factors such as traffic and weather in play, it could take slightly longer than expected to deliver your vehicle.
Once your vehicle is on the carrier, it typically takes 7-10 days for the driver to go across the country. If your stop is in between the coasts, your vehicle should be delivered sooner.
The total of your miles by / 500 miles that they cover per day = The total of days plus an extra day just if theres any trafic or weather conditions.
Pickup and delivery window restrictions should be included in the details of your listing. By being upfront about timing expectations you can ensure a safe and prompt transport experience.
depends on location of the pick up and delivery
The time it takes to transport your vehicle depends on the miles it is being transported, generlly, carriers are able to drive 500 miles per day, so for example, a 2000 mile trip would generally take about 4 days.
It depends on the time of the year and the length of your route. If there is one driver in the cab, he can do around 350mi up to 400mi per day. The teams of drivers do it way faster, they can make from 500mi to 700mi a day!
Time frames for delivery depend on distance of route. A good rule of thumb to follow is North to South/South to North FL-NY/NY-FL on average takes 3-5 days. West to East/East to West NY-CA/CA-NY on average takes 7-10 days. Knowing this information its easier to figure out estimated transit time for routes in between. FL-NC, 2-3 days. NY to NE 5-7 days.
Many factors play into the time frame including, but not limited to, pick-up and delivery locations, time of year, possible unforeseen road delays, etc.
In a perfect world, pick up will be within 1-7 days and delivery within 1-10 days depending on the total distance. Keep in mind, in most cases shipping and delivering within 30 miles of a metropolitan will make things run cheaper, smoother and quicker so make sure to explore all options. Every move is different and should be treated on an individual basis!
It is suggested to be as flexible as possible with dates, within reason of course. It is not advised to book a flight or commit to any concrete plans that may revolve around shipment, things do go wrong that are out of human control. Any reputable broker or carrier will tell you, EXACT DATES ARE NEVER GUARANTEED! Wait until you have a set pick-up and delivery date(s) for shipment, leave margin for error and always have a back up plan!