Frequently Asked Questions About Car Shipping

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Most frequent questions and answers

The average transit time to ship a vehicle may vary depending on your pickup and delivery dates along with location and any delays due to traffic jams or bad weather. The longest transit time e.g, a vehicle shipped from San Diego California, to Portland Maine can take 7-10 days. A general rule of thumb to help calculate shipping time is that truckers can cover about 400-500 miles per day.

Typically on most routes pick up can be arranged within a 24-72 hour window of the first date of availability. There are other circumstances that can lead to a longer pick up window like, location and popularity of the transit route.

There are many variables when it comes to delivery time. Sometimes a truck may have more than one driver which cuts delivery time in half. Typically even on the longest routes delivery is rarely over 7 days.

Yes, every quote received includes full coverage insurance on an open trailer up to $100,000 in coverage and up to $2,000,000 for enclosed trailers. The second the vehicle is released into the carrier's possession the carrier insurance takes over.

No, in most cases door to door pick up and delivery is available. Unless the trailer is physically unable to make it down a narrow street or due to any specific arrangements made by you, all service will include door to door delivery.

Anything with wheels really. Cars, pick up trucks, SUV’s, RV’s, ATV’s, Trikes, Motorcycles, Vans, travel trailers etc. Be sure to specify whether your vehicle has any modifications so the appropriate equipment can be dispatched out for pick up.

We are a broker. 99% of the companies that you speak with will be Brokers. This means that almost everyone that you are speaking to is the bridge that connects you, the customer, to the carrier who will be shipping your vehicle. "Why don't I just speak to carriers only?" you might be thinking. The answer is simple: carriers just want to pick up and deliver vehicles, they do not want to sit at a desk asking and answering questions for someone who may or may not book with them when they can get a secured, confirmed order from a broker. 

Yes. However we ask that any items placed in the vehicle be below window level, be put in the back seat and trunk and be under 100 lbs.

Payments on delivery can be made via cash, cashiers check, money order, credit or debit card, Zelle, Cash App or any kind of certified funds. Personal checks are not accepted. 

You do not have to be available at either location. On pick up the driver needs access to the keys and the vehicle. In cases where you are not available on pick up the driver will document and send pictures of the loading process and an electronic bill of lading may be sent for signature. You can also designate another person to release the vehicle on your behalf. On delivery if you are unavailable the carrier can deliver the vehicle at the location and place the keys anywhere you deem as safe. You can also designate another individual to receive the vehicle on your behalf.

You can cancel your order at any time. However if the cancellation is made after the truck has been dispatched for pick up and is on the way you may incur a dry run fee charged to your card on file. You can postpone a pick up date or cancel a transport and incur no fees as long as a truck was not dispatched for pick up.

Our customers adore our services!

Shari M Aug 9, 2023

Everything about the process was super easy, affordable, and simple. My car arrived when it was supposed to, unharmed, and responsibly. Shane and the transporter Alejandro communicated effectively which made the transportation seamless. Shane followed up with me after my car was delivered to ensure I was satisfied. They did a great job and I would definitely use their services again! -VIA YELP

Everrett Matthews Aug 4, 2023

I spent the better part of a week trying to find a carrier for my truck that had blown its transmission. I needed to get this truck from GA to OK, and I needed it done relatively cheap. Within an hour of requesting a quote, Shane called me and explained the entire shipping process to me, having never shipped a vehicle before, in a very clear and concise manner. Within three days my truck was on a trailer and headed to Oklahoma for just a couple hundred dollars. It arrived yesterday and was in the same exact condition that it left in, and it took all of 3 days to get it 1200 miles. I highly recommend shipping your vehicle through Nova Car Transportation!

Erika N Jul 25, 2023

They do a great job. I will tell everyone I know about Nova Car Transportation. -VIA YELP

Christina D May 31, 2023

Shane and his honesty and professionalism is why we chose to go with NOVA TRANSPORT. SEAMLESSLY executed process with the most reasonable rates. I will be recommending and using SHANE for future needs ! Thank you again !

Diana W Apr 28, 2023

We've used Nova a couple years in a row now and have had a smooth experience with the pick up and drop off. Highly recommended them!

Madeline Wells Feb 28, 2023

I am apart of the navy so moving constantly and abruptly is so hard especially with things like a vehicle. Thankfully I found Shane at Nova Car Transportation and he made everything so easy on me! He constantly kept me updated on available shippers and made sure to let me know if i had any questions or concerns to reach out to him or i could call the drivers numbers which he provided me. Thank you so much to Shane and this company for making this process so much easier for me! If i ever need these services again i will most definitely be using Nova Car Transportation, but more importantly I will be asking for Shane.

Bruce Wells Feb 28, 2023

NOVA transport was so pleasant to work with from their Broker to their drivers. They transported our daughters car from Illinois to the Naval base in San Diego. It arrived safely one day early today. Highly recommend!

Alexander Ramos Feb 2, 2023

My experience with Nova Car Transport was great!!! Shane was my contact and he was awesome. Communicated often and gave me updates. He explained everything thoroughly and never did I feel pressured into anything. What he said was true, pricing was more than fair and he met all the dates I needed. I highly recommend Nova Car Transport and Shane as your go to guy!!

Tanae Y Jan 2, 2023

I was broken down 4 states away from home and I was able to find Nova Car Transportation. I received a quote and call the same day of my inquiry. When I was sure I wanted to use their services a driver was found within the same day and my SUV was transported back to my home mechanic within a day. Shane was so helpful and communicated with me through the whole process. I was comforted in the company's customer service and business. Thank you guys so much.

Ryan M Dec 6, 2022

Shane was great! He was very responsive and got my humvee shipped fast for a great price. 10/10 would recommend him to anyone

George Dec 6, 2022

I contracted with Nova Car Transport. Shane walked me through the whole process. He treated me like family, but in a professional way . I highly recommend this company to anyone who needs their vehicle transported .5 ⭐

Michael C Nov 29, 2022

I filled out a form online and 2 minutes later I was bombarded with emails, texts and phone calls. The whole thing was very overwhelming. I sifted through the rates and picked 3 companies that seemed to be similar in price. None were the highest or the lowest. I read before about getting suckered into a cheap price only to get a ton of hidden fees added on after the fact. After talking with the 3 companies, Nova being one of them, I was completely comfortable with having Alan and his team handle my shipping needs. One week later my vehicle is delivered, Alan and Shane were very responsive through the process and the driver Alexi was on time and very polite. Will definitely reccommend these guys to anyone who asks!

Peter G Nov 1, 2022

Shane was Great!! Within 2 minutes of asking for a request he contacted me. Valued his expertise on how my sons car would be shipped from New Jersey to California. Drove to a location to meet the truck - down pour in rain - but impressively - David loaded the car on trailer- safely and performed his 10 point checklist that took an hour.....I appreciated that......Car arrived in California early and without a scratch. Thumbs up guys - highly recommended - price is reasonable for the service provided

Don H Oct 5, 2022

Shane was awesome to work with to get my 1982 Corvette from Texas and Arkansas safely, he kept me updated every step of the way, would highly recommend Nova Transport. sincerely Don

Denise R Sep 24, 2022

Used Shane at nova car transport from Massachusetts to florida and was more than pleased with the service and especially the price!!! very happy with carrier and the driver. highly recommend him!! -

Radha S Aug 18, 2022

Shane was great and responsive. He would reply with answers quickly and a good experience. I would recommend shipping car with the company.

Kim B Jul 19, 2022

I reached out to Nova Car Transport pretty late in the process. I'd been dealing with another company that gave me the runaround, and quite honestly scammed me. I contacted Shane and he set up the request right away. The process with him was effortless! He took his time to explain the process and kept me informed at each step. The driver even reached out to update me along the way. And the price! I needed transport from MI to TX and this quote was one of the most reasonable. I am truly happy with the entire process and my car arrived as expected, no issues. I'd definitely refer this company to family and friends! Thanks you Shane! I appreciate your knowledge, patience and consideration!

Paula T Jul 15, 2022

This company is the BEST! my contact person Shane was awesome!!! He deserves 10 stars. He made the everything so easy for me and always called to keep me updated. The driver was great as well . Very professional and took care of our vehicle. Thanks again to the company and my new buddy Shane !

Rosa G Jun 22, 2022

This is the second time we have used nova transportation, and I highly recommend it, it was a good experience from booking it to the delivery, Shane always kept us informed from beginning to end. -VIA YELP

Tony M May 18, 2022

As always Pizon and the team took great care of me and found me enclosed transport in 2 days, when it sat with Montway for open transport for over 2 weeks. These guys are amazing and their reach in the shipping industry reaches far and wide. Give them a call, you will not be disappointed.

Nicole S. Apr 21, 2022

I'm so glad that I picked this company after a thorough research on many others. Had no issues on both of my transport transactions with Shane. I recommend them highly as long as they continue the personal correspondence by phone and email.

Maxwell D Mar 21, 2022

Was a very easy process that was smooth from beginning to end, Shane really helped a lot and was a pleasure to work with.

Kristina I Mar 2, 2022

I'm a travel nurse, yet I have never shipped my car before. I always heard people tell nightmares about companies, but I had no other choice and took a leap of faith. I've put in for plenty of quotes, however Nova transport stood out to me. They had good review, after good review, and their price was decent. I cared the most about the contract, which was rock solid. They cover any damage to the vehicle during transport. The driver contacted me the day before and gave me a specific time frame upon arrival. He arrived on time, loaded up the car and we both took pictures. A few days prior to arrival, the company was in contract with me to give me approximate day of arrival. Upon the day of I got a call twice from the driver to give me approximate location as well as time. The transaction was smooth. The payment was super fast and easy. They gave me the receipt right on the spot to my email. Both of us examined the car And took pictures. My car came back in the same shape it was picked up. Later that day I got another follow up call if there were any concerns or issues I had. They were always quick to answer me calls and questions. Very nice and professional. Would use this company again!

Steve W Feb 6, 2022

They recently arranged two door to door from NY to Florida. Went smoothly and on time - VIA YELP

Charlie R Apr 1, 2021

I had been working with another transport company who had been unable to deliver a driver for over a week. Within after filling out an online quote with Nova, their friendly & professional staff quickly found a competitive price to transport the vehicle that very same day. The quick turn around and top tier support was why I would use them again in a heartbeat

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