There are many factors come into play on how long it would take to deliver a car. The main factors include the distance of the picking up and delivering the shipment, the time of window of the shipment. The other factors include the traffic jams, road closures, the speed limit a driver needs to maintain, bad weather conditions, supply and demand and much more.
How long does it take to deliver a car?
On an average, it would take about 4 to 5 days to ship a car within the states and it would take 7 to 9 days to ship a car across the states.
The estimation of car shipping depends on two main factors ie the distance and the time reach to the desired location.
Before when we move forward in describing the car shipping time estimates, you have to know that there are various factors in play.
Completing the Car Shipping Quota
First of all, you are not the only one who’s hired a car shipping service, there are plenty of other shippers as well. The auto carriers need to fill out their respective quota in order to head on to the road for shipment.
Even if they picked up your vehicle it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will start shipping your vehicle from there onwards.
Mainly, the trucker that comes to haul your vehicle is not the one who would be going to ship your vehicle. Your vehicle would probably be stored on their terminal until they have fulfilled their respective quota. Your vehicle would roughly be on their terminal for two to three days until the carrier is head on to the road for the delivery of the shipment.
The distance is simply the miles that would a carrier has to travel for the delivery of the shipment. The more the distance, the longer it will take for the driver to cover the distance.
However, the longer distance is not the only factor for the delays or takes time for the driver to cover. The route also affects the distance. The drivers of the auto carrier have a certain route that they undertake to reach the destination point as soon as possible.
The hindrance to reaching their destination may occur when the driver has to drop-off a shipment to a remote area and that is also outside their specific route.
This derailment of the route will take longer for the driver to deliver the shipment and also may charge you extra for the inconvenience.