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How to schedule a car shipment

How to schedule a car shipment

We live in an era of instant gratification. We want everything now. We frown at the very thought of having to wait. The demand for instant results is sipping into every corner of our lives.

What does it have to do with shipping a car? Well, shipping a car is not like shipping a package.  You cannot order overnight delivery (or maybe you can, but that is a rare premium service that costs extra).

How to schedule your car shipment?

In general, it is easy to schedule a car shipment. Call a car shipping company, discuss your needs, and book your service. Other than that, however, the process entails a bit of preparation and waiting.

Auto transport depends on factors management cannot control. Although we go above and beyond to provide the fastest service possible, you will have to wait some days. This wait time is reasonable and totally justifiable.

Pick-up window and first available date

When you contact a car transport company to place an order, you will have to provide a date when your vehicle is ready for pick up. The date your car is ready for shipping is your first available date. Does it mean your car will be picked up on that exact day? Not necessarily.

Although a car transporter will do their best to schedule your vehicle for pick-up as soon as possible, the standard pick-up window is one to a few days from the date you have your vehicle prepped for transport.

How do you know when is the pick up date?

There is a reason why you have to provide your e-mail address and/or phone number where you can easily be reached when you place your order.

Once your vehicle is assigned to a carrier, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with an estimated pick-up date and we will also call you. Remember the word estimated, please.

Most of the time those e-mails also contain a trucker’s phone number. The truck driver usually calls 12 to 24 hours before the actual pick-up day. On the day of the pick-up, a truck driver will call you a couple of hours in advance to let you know the exact time.

Why is it that difficult to pinpoint the exact date?

Truck drivers drive all over the country picking up and dropping off their loads. Although most of the time things go smoothly, anything can happen on the road to throw the drivers off their schedules. Also, unless you are shipping a vehicle in a small, enclosed container, your car will be shipped on an open car carrier with a few other vehicles. This means other customers can delay the truck.

The location also plays a big role in your vehicle transport. If you need to ship your vehicle to or from a remote area, it may take longer to assign a carrier. It is always easier to find a trucker willing to take your car to and from big cities, like New York or Chicago, than to or from a remote village somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. If this is your case, the trucker will most likely have to go out of his way just to serve you, therefore you may have to wait longer.

Can I get a guaranteed pick-up date?

If you are willing to pay a premium price, then yes, it is possible to get a guaranteed pick-up date. You will have to make special arrangements with the car shipping company. The carrier will put the delivery of your vehicle on the priority list and rearrange their route and schedule to accommodate your specific needs. Therefore, you will have to make it worth the effort by paying extra for expedited service.

It is important to learn how to ship a car first and then do it. Remember that preparation, patience, and communication are the key factors to a stress-free car shipping process. We go above and beyond to make sure you and your car have a positive car shipping experience. To get a quote and ship your car with us, call (818) 850-5258, or fill out the online quote request form. Thank you.





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Looking for a logistics company, to ship my car, from California to Illinois,my first search, then Corsia showed up, skeptical. Call and a very friendly secretary: Elena. She guided me through, I scheduled and as she explained, all when smooth as scheduled Very happy I did the right choice. I'll recommend this great Company to anyone that is thinking to relocate a vehicle. Thanks Corsia logistics for your honesty and professionalism!
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Corsia was highly recommended by a friend in the automobile industry. We needed to transport a cargo van from Seattle to Florida. We contacted Corsia who quickly arranged transport within just a few days. Communication was outstanding! Just a few email confirmations and we were all set. Mike was great and arrived right on time and delivered to Florida on schedule. Tip-avoid the hornets nest of auto brokers on line and just contact Corsia for a truly great experience!
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Corsia has been amazing. Their prices are really competitive but more importantly their customer service has been 5-Star. Elena followed up with me every step of the way, making sure there was no miscommunication between me & the driver. We are using them to ship a 2nd vehicle & would not hesitate to use them again!
Tony Boyd
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I have recently used Corsia for long time family car with sentimental value that was moved I have recently used Corsia for shipment of my vehicle from Oregon to Arizona by recommendation from other family member who also used Corsia in the past. I am very pleased on the service and the communication throughout shipment. Ken was my direct contact and kept me informed along the move The car was picked up and delivered as communicated. I did use a enclosed mover and the driver was also clean cut professional and treated car as his own. I would definitely recommend Corsia again with the experience I have had. Thank you. T
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Top notch Transport - Porsche 997 Top notch! As easy and efficient as one could possibly imagine. Great customer service.. thank you Luke. Great prices. Check. Timely communications. Check. Clean transport trailer. Check. Supremely careful driver. Check. Timely arrival. Check. Don't mess around elsewhere, just call Corsica and feel confident your transports needs are going to be exceeded. My Porsche 911 rode like a Queen in her enclosed chariot. I've never needed a transport company before, and I surely will use them every time. Do yourself a favor, seriously. Call now.
Geet Mp Haryana
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Corsia rep (Elena) was very proactive. Helped ship a car from CA to GA. She checked in with me via email quote and several phone calls to find me the best possible quote for the fastest available service. After several communications, Corsia was able to schedule a vehicle pickup the next day. The driver communicated well, and the vehicle arrived in final destination faster than we expected in perfect condition. I highly recommend using Corsia's reliable, efficient service.
Cay Liptak
Clean, efficient, wonderful
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Thanks, Corsia! Pickup was so clean, efficient, and wonderful -- my only recommendation is to make sure you schedule it during the day so you can fully review the car in the daylight. Drop off was equally wonderful, and the whole trip went down without a hitch (pun intended!). Seriously, Corsia delivered my Jeep from CT to California with no issues or bumps in the road!
Csaba Kovesdy
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Corsia Memphis to LA, mid-size SUV. I looked at 4 different companies amd Corsia was the most responsive of them. While being responsive, they were not unduly aggressive: when I indicated that I need to wait a month before making a decision they stopped contacting me and only came back with a reminder when I really needed it. Once I decided to engage Corsia they found me a transport within two days and the car was delivered (from Memphis to LA) in another two days. I had a truly positive experience.
Kelly Torres
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Working with Corsia Logistics was a great experience. Working with Corsia Logistics was wonderful. They were able to find a driver right away to transport our car. They were in constant communication as to when the car was getting picked up and dropped off. The driver also communicated with me as to when he would arrive. I would highly recommend Corsia Logistics.
Amy Nelson
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Corsia was an excellent company to work with while I transferred my car across the US. A friend of mine suggested I use them as they had been very organized and trustworthy with her own car. I researched a few different place but decided to go with Corsia and I'm so glad I did! Any questions I had throughout the process they answered quickly and clearly. I would definitely use them again in the future and recommend them for others to use.