One of the most frustrating elements of vehicle shipping for some would be transit time. Transit time is always an estimate and cannot ever be guaranteed. Anyone that guarantees a specific pick time will more then likely use terminals, which is not a service you want. Terminals are basically huge lots where cars are stored and wait till a car carrier is hired to transport it. Once vehicles are taken to terminals the chances of damage to the vehicle is greatly increased.
Here is a good view of transit times once your vehicle is booked with an auto transport company. For cross country transports the amount of time needed for transport will be b 10-12 days, for mid-America the time needed will be between 5-7 days, and for instate transports the time needed will be between 1-3 days. These times may very depending on the state to state. This is because some states have more carriers traveling through them compared to some others. Keep this information handy next time you want to transport you vehicle.