United is a leading national moving company, offering auto transportation services. With the moving industry’s largest company-operated fleet of auto transporters, our open-sided and enclosed car carriers provide professional transport anywhere our network of car shippers deliver.
Our car shipping quotes are presumed to be door-to-door unless you specify otherwise. This means, whenever possible, movers will pick up and deliver your vehicles at your residence, office or any other place you designate.
United only offers door-to-door auto transport service when it is permitted by local ordinances. Because many cities and municipalities restrict oversize vehicles (car transport equipment) from making deliveries in residential neighborhoods, your United move specialist will work with you to explore alternatives, if needed.
Additionally, drivers need plenty of room to maneuver and turn around. If your residence is restricted by narrow streets, low-hanging trees, speed bumps or tight turns, the driver may ask that you designate an alternative delivery site or a terminal pickup.
Car Shipping – Unted truck driving on a rural highway with trees and mountains in the distance – United Van Lines
Also referred to as dock-to-dock, terminal-to-terminal car shipping involves pick up and/or delivery to or from a regional storage facility. If you are planning a long-distance move, terminal-to-terminal auto shipping may be the best option for you. This type of service allows for flexible drop-off and storage before and after transportation. Your United move specialist can provide more information on terminal-to-terminal car shipping and help you decide if it is the best choice for you.
When you choose a car shipping service with United, a moving specialist will help you navigate the car transportation paperwork, scheduling and billing, from start to finish. Your move specialist will help you understand your pickup, shipping, and delivery options and will work with you to schedule load and delivery times.
United provides car shipping services for moves from state to state as well as across the country. No matter the distance, United can meet all your moving needs and provide you with a seamless auto transport experience.
Is United Van Lines licensed? Yes. United’s license information is available through the US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration at www.safersys.org. United Van Lines, LLC operates under U.S. DOT No. 077949. Can I put personal items in the vehicle? Sorry! Personal items are not allowed inside the vehicle during the move. Personal items that you leave in the vehicle are not typically the responsibility of the carrier. We are authorized, at our discretion, to inspect the inside of your vehicle at any point during your move and to remove any personal items found. How long will it take to ship my car? Your delivery date is usually determined by distance. Typically, carriers can deliver most domestic auto shipments in 8 to 10 business days. The delivery spread for your auto transport move will be clearly listed on your bill of lading. Can I move high-value, luxury or antique vehicles? Yes, we can accommodate many specialty shipping needs. Be sure to let your sales representative or move coordinator know if your vehicle falls into one of the following categories:
Before loading, make sure you ask your sales representative or move coordinator about the options available for moving your specialty vehicle. What if I am not available on the delivery date? We strongly recommend that you be there to accept your vehicle. If that is not possible, you may have a trusted representative accept delivery. Please be aware that an inspection is performed and a bill of lading must be signed to confirm condition and delivery of your vehicle. It is important for you or your representative to thoroughly inspect your vehicle and be sure its condition is accurately documented at both pickup and delivery. Can you guarantee a pickup and delivery date? Yes, we can help you set a firm deliver-by date. As your move coordinator for your options In the unlikely event of a delivery after the agreed-upon delivery date printed on your bill of lading. What if my vehicle does not run? Motor Vehicles which, due to their mechanical condition, in the sole judgment of carrier is not safe or practical be transported cannot be typically be moved. What is the difference between open-sided and enclosed transport? Open-sided auto transport is often a preferred mode of transport for many moving customers because it’s typically less expensive than enclosed transport. Enclosed transport is typically recommended for movement of high-value vehicles to better shield the vehicle from dust, debris, and weather. Enclosed transport can be a good choice for a luxury or antique cars.