Posted on 11/18/21

5 Tips for Scheduling Your Car Shipment

5 Tips for Scheduling Your Car Shipment

It is often difficult to ship a car when it is their first time. Many car shipping companies are aware of this and will help customers. Move Car wants to make sure that you understand the process so that there are no surprises once you decide to ship your vehicle.

First, it is important to understand the differences between a broker and a carrier. While one is better than the other, they all have an impact on the shipping timeframe for cars. You will be dealing directly with the carrier. They have their own trucks and don't need to rely on others. Sometimes, you will need to be more flexible when working with a broker because they depend on carriers to ship their orders.

Let's get to the point and share with you some tips that will make it easy to schedule your car shipment.

1. Learn about the Pick Up Window

The pick-up window refers to the time taken by a Move Car, car shipping company to locate a truck that can haul your vehicle. You must let us know when you are ready to ship your vehicle. If you choose July 15, we will search for a truck that can pick up your vehicle by that date. It may take us a few more days to find the right person to transport your car. This is known as the "pick-up window."

The usual pick-up window is between 3-5 days.

2. It is important to choose the right location

Many customers are unaware that the location of your vehicle is a major factor in how it gets there. You can visualize it as airports. You will have more options if you travel to Los Angeles, New York, or Chicago.

This is also true for transport routes. It will be easier to find a transport company if your vehicle needs to be shipped to NYC than to Lebanon, Mo. Understanding that shipping to remote areas takes longer than to urban areas can help you plan and avoid confusion.

3. It's not easy to pinpoint exact dates and times

When you schedule your vehicle transport, it can be difficult to get a firm to confirm the exact shipping and delivery dates. Even if your shipment is to a major metropolitan area, weather conditions, traffic, and other transport loads may affect the pick-up date and delivery date. Your vehicle may be shipped on an open transport truck if it is not a rare or exotic car. Your car will likely be transported on a truck that also contains other vehicles. These cars will need to be picked up too. Traffic and loading issues may delay your pick-up.

4. Flexibility is key

Flexibility is key to stress-free, easy vehicle transportation. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't have to wait for your vehicle to ship. However, it does mean you need to be flexible and prepared when shipping your car. You should immediately contact the car shipping company if you know that your vehicle will need to be picked up within two weeks. This will give you a buffer of time and allow you to be prepared for any delays in finding a carrier to transport your vehicle.

Move Car does offer options if you need to book a last-minute car shipment.

5. Get a guaranteed pickup date

You can choose the premium car shipping price if you need your car shipped in 5 days or less. This will ensure that your vehicle arrives on the agreed date. Move Car is committed to offering our customers the fairest and affordable price. You can always pay more if you cannot afford to be flexible. We can offer the carriers more money so that they will transport the order as quickly as possible. This applies to both rural shipping and those who need to ship within tight deadlines.

You can pay a little more if you need your car picked up tomorrow. This will guarantee that a trucker will arrive at your home the next day to load your vehicle onto a truck.

We all know that sometimes the auto transport industry can be difficult to navigate. With the right information and the right tools, you can navigate this industry like a pro.