I have noticed in recent months that there is often an uncertainty with customers about how the auto shipping process works with a broker. I would like to take a moment today and explain the process. Typically your auto shipment starts with simply requesting a quote either on a website via a quote form or by calling an auto transport company to speak with them directly. You will receive an estimated price based on the size of your vehicle, the mileage between the origin and destination, and the going rate in the market at that given time. Once you decide on an auto transport company you will need to place an actual order. The associate you speak with will take more detailed information such as information about your individual vehicle, your pickup and destination street addresses, the areas surrounding these addresses, and any payment information required. On average, it takes about 1-7 days from your ready date, the first day the vehicle is available to be picked up, for your vehicle to be dispatched to a carrier. Once your vehicle has been dispatched, it will depend on how close the truck is to your vehicle in their route. They may want to pick it up the same day or it could be a few days until they are in your area. When the truck arrives to load your vehicle, the driver should request that you participate in a brief inspection of the vehicle. Once this is finished, the driver will load the vehicle and transport it to the destination location. Upon arriving the vehicle will be unloaded and another inspection should be preformed. If there are any payment arrangements that have been made for cash on delivery, this is time that transaction would take place. As you can see the process is relatively easy and is really aimed at providing convenience to customers.