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How Long Will it Take to Ship my Car?

car shipping delivery estimates

Fisher Shipping is a nationwide auto transport company that ships cars, trucks or SUVs to or from just about anywhere in the United States. We can even move a vehicle to Alaska or Hawaii if that’s what you need. In terms of car shipping delivery estimates, as described in the table below, the time on the truck is dependent on how far it is travelling and how heavily congested the area is. As a rule of thumb, we get any vehicle that is near a major city picked up in a day or two. Vehicles that are “off the beaten path” generally take a day or two longer to get picked up.

Fisher Shipping’s usual car shipping delivery estimates:

Distance Travel Time
1 – 200 miles (1-2 days)
201 – 500 miles (2-3 days)
501 – 800 miles (2-4 days)
801 – 1,200 miles (3-5 days)
1,201 – 1,500 miles (4-6 days)
1,501 – 1,800 miles (5-8 days)
1,801 – 2,200 miles (6-9 days)
2,201 – 2,800 miles (7-10 days)
2,801 or more (8-12 days)

A few things to keep in mind regarding our car shipping delivery estimates

Drivers will usually take time off during holiday weekends. This could add a day or two to the transit time.

Vehicles being transported take longer than it would take if you were driving the vehicle. In most cases, your vehicle is going to be transported on a 7-10 trailer. In other words, that the driver has to go to many other locations to pickup other vehicles before they are able to head to the delivery locations. Drivers can only legally travel so many hours per day and that includes the time involved in picking up and delivering other vehicles. The pickups and deliveries are what usually take the majority of the transit time, though we work with only the best carriers.

Communication is Key – we are here to help

If you ever need an update on the status of your delivery, just give us a call at 1 888 886 3456. We are always available between 9am and 9pm EST, 7 days a week.

We instruct the drivers to call the day before delivery to give you a general estimate of their delivery time. Once they are close to your location, they will usually call again with a clearer picture of their exact delivery time. Of course, this is not an exact science. Traffic and delays while delivering other vehicles can slow them down. However, if a driver is behind schedule and you haven’t heard from them, give us a call and we will find out what the issue is and keep you informed.

Leaving town? Please let us know in advance

If you will be out of town certain days during the expected delivery times, please let us know before scheduling. We do our best to work with you and deliver the vehicle when you need it.