Expedited shipping puts a fast forward on your auto transport which reduces the delivery time drastically. This type of service is used whenever a client has a hard deadline – for example a car show, a race or they simply need their vehicle at a certain location within no less than 2 weeks.
Whenever a client comes to us with a hard deadline, meaning, a vehicle must be transported very quickly, we put out an order into the auto transport network for said order. Usually, these types of services are picked up pretty quickly because they are more expensive and carriers make more money on them than regular shipping.
In order for a vehicle to be transported, a carrier must not only have an available auto transport trailer, but they must also be able to actually guarantee a time-slot of 3 days where the vehicle will be delivered. Depending on the deadline (example – 7 days), a carrier will immediately dispatch a transport vehicle immediately, solely for the purpose of your order.
Regular transport orders will take more time, because carriers will pick-up and drop-off other vehicles along the way to you. With expedite shipping, your vehicle is the priority, and for a carrier to manage your transport job, they must forgo other available transport opportunities.
Thus, the service is more expensive and it requires far more logistical savvy than regular transport jobs, due to the time requirement. For the smoothest operation possible, we recommend that you contact us no later than 2 weeks prior to the hard deadline, so we can provide the appropriate accommodations and contact and vet the transport carrier.
If the desired time of the delivery is less than a week, then the price will drastically skyrocket, which will also depend on the distance to your vehicle and to the drop-off location.
It usually is. However, in the circumstances where the drop-off or pick up location are remote or out of reach for the size of trailer and semi-truck, then you’d be required to choose a suitable pick-up location where the trailer can maneuver safely.
While expedited shipping does mean faster than regular transport, a more realistic expectation of this service is no sooner than 3 calendar days. This really depends on the carrier and we cannot guarantee that the hard deadline will be met, in case where it is not met, you can file an insurance claim with the carrier for not meeting the deadline which they have approved previously.
Yes it is, however, due to the change of transport, i.e. sea based transport, you should book the service in advance so the carrier can accommodate the hard deadline which you have set. The latest you should be booking for overseas or Alaska and Hawaii based auto transport, should be no sooner than 7 days to the deadline of the delivery.
Only the carrier who is involved with the transport of your vehicle can actually provide any sort of guarantee. USTrans.com is all about setting realistic expectations with auto transport, thus our job is to select a company which we know will be able to carry it out, but ultimately, the results depend on them and their planning.
Then we’d recommend choosing a later date. If the date cannot be move, then give us an immediate call so we can arrange a local carrier who is available. In cases like this, time is of the essence and we need to act quickly.
I chose USTrans as my auto transport platform because they were the only ones who were honest with me. They didn’t set unrealistic expectations just to get my money, they were straightforward from day 1 and were very helpful which I really appreciate – here’s to a 5 star Google Review!!
I’ve had bad experience with auto transport companies before which made me reluctant trying and trusting anyone else. Long story short – USTrans talk the talk and walk the walk which is super rare nowadays. I’m extremely happy with the service, they chose a very nice carrier who kept in touch with me.
I live in LA, but had a show in Dallas and I didn’t want to rent a car so I had USTrans move my vehicle ahead of time so I could have I there. I’m generally satisfied with them, however, one thing that caught me of guard that the carrier changed the price at the last second, I don’t know who’s fault it is – we were able to clear everything up.
When I received the orders to move again, I knew that this time I had to have my car with me, can’t be without a vehicle. So I found USTrans, they were very helpful in finding a suitable carrier, my moving date was just a week away and I had to use expedited shipping – good thing the military covers the expense.
I’m kind of relieved that it’s over. It’s my first time using an auto transport service across the country and I was scared that the car would get stolen and I’d never see it. Honestly it was a sigh of relief when I saw the semi pull up with my civic – it was a sight for sore eyes – glad I chose USTrans because they were honest and upfront with them from the get go – great service.
Moving a car from Hawaii to mainland US would be a nightmare without the services of USTrans. I don’t really know the details, but by the end of it I felt like I swam the distance myself – good thing the carrier was upfront and they let me know whenever they were delays – you can’t control everything even if you wanted to.
The overall experience of moving a car is super stressful, but USTrans were there to assist. The only issue I had was that they were a little late to reply to some of my messages, however, aside from that they were fantastic – I could not be happier.
USTrans helped me get back on my feet. After I lost my business, life’s been kinda hard, but speaking with the customer support people kinda brought back some enthusiasm back to me, that’s how you do business. These guys helped me move my van to Minnesota so I can start over. Thank you!
So I came back from Europe, but didn’t have the time go get my car back, so I used USTrans to assist and they were fantastic. I don’t really know how they select the carriers, but whoever made their selection process should get a medal – the carrier was fantastic, super organized and they were really honest with the delays – great job, USTrans!