Montway Auto Transport Company

How Long Does it Take to Ship My Car?

That depends on where you are shipping your vehicle. Depending on the mileage, you are given a “transit time.”

Check the estimated transit times below to see how long it may take to transport your car.

Distance/Miles Calendar Days
0-100 1-2
300-600 2-4
600-1000 3-5
1000-1500 4-6
1500-2000 5-7
2000-2400 6-8
2400 and up 8-10
Pick Up Window
This is the time it takes to pick up your vehicle starting from your “desired pick up date.” It is not part of your transit time and generally takes 1-5 days.

If you are shipping to or from a rural area, it may take longer. Consider meeting the trucker in or near a major metropolitan area.

The possible advantages of meeting the trucker:

Save money Save time

Decrease the price of your shipment

Speed up the shipping process

Delivery Date and Time
The delivery date depends on your estimated transit time. Once your order is dispatched, you receive an estimated arrival date. Know that it is difficult to pinpoint an exact day and time for delivery. Factors such as weather, traffic and other car loads can affect it.

For Example:

Weather could delay your shipment A cancelled stop along your route could result in early delivery

Delayed Delivery

Weather conditions such as rain, snow, high winds, etc. may occur along your route. In these cases, delivery may be delayed due to weather conditions.

Early Delivery

A shipment on the trucker’s route may have cancelled. In this case, your vehicle may be delivered ahead of the estimated schedule.

If your vehicle MUST be delivered or picked up on a certain date, specify when scheduling. That way, the dispatch department can make proper arrangements with the trucker.

Communication with your trucker is the key to a successful car shipment.
You have their number and they have yours. Usually truckers will call you hours in advance to give you an estimated drop-off time. They call again when they are in the area to give you a more specific hour of arrival. Don’t take the day off work until communicating with your trucker!

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