The term “quick auto transport” is somewhat of a misnomer; in the Information Age, when words and pictures zoom across the world in the blink of an eye, sometimes we forget that there are things that just won’t go fast. Snails, for one. And auto transport trucks, for another. When discussing the nuances of the phrase quick auto transport one must understand that the only thing that will be “quick” will be how long it takes for a carrier to show up and pick your vehicle up.
This is because auto transporters don’t have the ability to defy the federal government. They are required by federal law to only drive for so many hours in a single day – specifically, fourteen. But those fourteen hours of driving time are further sequestered into driving time and break time – more specifically, a property-carrying commercial driver can drive for no more than eleven hours in a fourteen hour period, which means they are required to take three hours off – and no more than eight hours of driving time consecutively.
Furthermore, property-carrying commercial vehicle operators cannot, under any circumstances except grave emergency, travel over the speed limit in any area – and they cannot schedule any shipments that would require them to travel over the speed limit. These are the two primary reasons why it will take anywhere from ten to fourteen days to get your car across the country. There are harsh penalties for drivers that break the rules, especially those that do it repeatedly, so most carriers won’t even mess around with driving too fast or too long.
So when you’re looking for quick auto transport services, you should be looking for a quick turnaround on your vehicle getting picked up. See, when you book with a transport company, most of the time they’ll give you a pickup window – these are usually anywhere from one to ten days, sometimes shorter depending on the company. This gives them time to actually find a carrier and schedule your transportation, and it can take time to find one, especially if you’re shipping from a hard-to-reach or otherwise unpopular location. For quick auto transport pickup times, you’re going to need to go with expedited services, which will get your vehicle picked up (usually) within 48 hours.
If you’re in need of a good auto transport company to ship your vehicle to or from anywhere in the U.S., you can count on us. You can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and receive a free quote in your e-mail that was calculated with precision and care by one of our experienced staff members, or you can take the initiative and give us a call directly at our toll-free number. You can call up any time during normal business hours and speak to one of our live agents, who can help calculate your quote for you as well as answer any questions you may have. So call us or e-mail and we’ll do what we can for you – it’s what we do here at Cruise Control Auto Transport.
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