Here at Road Transport Group #1, we will work with you to provide the best possible estimate of how long it will take to deliver your vehicle. To get a general idea of the estimated travel time for delivering a car, you can check out our Average Travel Time per Car Map to get an idea of how long it takes to deliver a car. While we can’t rate to the minute as every situation is different, our #1 trucking team can give you an idea of the factors that determine how long it takes to deliver a car, truck or SUV. There are several different factors that affect the timing and cost of car delivery.
Remember that trucking companies will quote the cost of delivering the car depending on the distance and location of your move. The delivery time does not depend on whether you have chosen open or covered transport by car. Although many road transport services offer fast delivery, remember that delivery times should still be realistic based on distance.
Another obvious factor that affects the delivery time of your car is the distance between the pickup point and the destination. The greater the distance between the pick-up and drop-off locations, the longer it will take for your vehicle to arrive. Simply put, the longer the trip distance, the longer it will take for the car to be delivered to your home.
For example, you can’t count on fast 2-day shipping if you want to ship your car between New York and California, as it will take several days to travel the 3,000+ miles between the two locations. In most cases, the transit time for delivering a car over 1,200 miles is four to six days. Getting your car within a few hundred miles usually takes only one or two days, but a cross-country trip can take seven to ten days. Car carriers typically take seven to ten days to deliver your car across the continental United States.
When you start traveling long distances, such as on an expedition over 2,000 miles, it will take your car seven to ten days to get to your new home. The whole process of transporting cargo over a distance of 1000 miles can take up to 6-7 days. As a general rule, you can expect short distance deliveries under 500 miles to take a day or two, while deliveries between 500 and 2,000 miles can take two to seven days.
Unless there is a delay due to any of the above factors, delivery to the Continental United States cannot take more than six or twelve days. As a rule of thumb, you should plan to deliver your car within the country ten days to two weeks for cross-country trips (three to five days for trips within your time zone). There are many factors that go into the shipping process that can affect the time it takes to get your car from point A to point B.
The shipping method will affect the time it takes to ship your vehicle. Transit time is the number of days it takes for your vehicle to be handed over, which is mainly determined by the distance it will be transported. Usually the car is picked up for transportation within 2-7 days, and the delivery time can be calculated based on the normal travel time and distance traveled. Transportation by car usually takes from 1 to 6 calendar days from the moment you receive the car to its delivery.
After the courier picks up the vehicle, it usually takes between one and seven days to arrive at the destination, depending on the delivery distance and avoiding any unforeseen delays. Remember, as mentioned, when looking for expedited shipping, it’s about the speed at which the courier picks up your vehicle, not the time it takes to get there. Delivery does not mean that open car carriers will take longer as they will have multiple stops to pick up and drop off other vehicles on their way to you.
Open car transporters can carry multiple vehicles at the same time, which means they will have to make multiple stops to pick up other vehicles along the way. Closed road carriers may carry fewer vehicles, but may take longer to negotiate as there are not as many closed road carriers as there are open road carriers. Open car transporters can carry up to 10 cars at the same time, depending on the configuration.
Delivery of the car may take longer than expected due to unusual routes or the time required to collect it, which will increase the overall delivery time. If you are shipping from a remote and/or rural location, the pickup window may take longer as the exact location will always affect the pickup time. These two places can affect the delivery time of the car, if both places are in remote areas or if they are in rural areas, it will take the driver more time to get off the main highway.
Typically, you don’t get a guaranteed amount of time when you ship a vehicle because several factors can affect the time a truck driver spends on the road. There are many factors that can affect the delivery time of your car and many unforeseen circumstances that can delay it even further. Standard shipping takes approximately 2-7 days from receipt to delivery, while expedited shipping usually takes 1-3 days.
The earliest available date for picking up a car for shipment is often 2-7 business days after the order is placed, and express delivery of the car is often available within 24-72 hours. In fact, a reputable shipping company should never spend more than nine days moving your car, and some long haul shipments can be completed within a week. To calculate the time it takes to transport a car from the pickup point to the pickup point, factor in travel time, pickup and unload times, and customer service for each assigned pickup and delivery, all of which add up to the total time. required to transport your vehicle to its final destination.