It takes an average of 1-10 days to arrange to have a vehicle shipped, although with our preferred carrier list, we can many times get the vehicles moved in 1-3 days. Once the trucking partners say they are interested in a load, we go ahead and post your order up on the national freight board. Once a truck picks up your load, the truck will travel approximately 400-600 miles per day depending on the number of stops along the way. So a 2200 mile transport would take approximately 6-8 days to get it delivered to your destination. You vehicle will most likely arrive in 6 days, but we add 2 extra days just in case there are issues with the truck that would cause a delay.
When you book your transport with Nations Auto Transport, you will be pleased to know that from the time you place the order until we actually have you approve the truck and we sent the truck out there, you are at no risk of losing any money. We go ahead and give you a quote by looking at the vehicles that are current moving from your origin to your destination. We will give you the average cost per mile on current loads that are being picked up. Once the truck is approved, we will ask you to pay your deposit. The balance will be paid COD to the driver or if you chose to pay the full balance to us, it will be due on dispatch. In either case, please make sure to do a thorough inspection of your vehicle before signing off on the bill of lading and paying the driver. Any damages not noted on the dispatch sheet will no longer be the responsibility of the carrier or Nations Auto Transport.
Our price includes the truck fee and our broker fee. The broker fee included a secondary insurance policy that adds general liability, auto liability and cargo liability in addition to the coverage held by the carrier.
If you need to meet a specific time frame it is recommended that you discuss with your transport agent the current rates and try to stay as close to 80% of the loads that are currently moving. This will ensure that your vehicle will get picked up in a timely manner.
We don’t guarantee your transport to pick up or arrive at any specific date or time because there is just no way to know what could happen during the route, but we will work with the carrier and keep you updated on progress throughout the transport. If we are unable to get your vehicle transported at the rate we originally provided, your agent will research the lane and rate and advise of any modification necessary to complete your transport in a timely manner. If we are unable to locate a carrier, we will let you know so that you can make other arrangements.