Many people are concerned about the well-being of their vehicle once it is in the hands of a car shipping carrier and understandably so. Your vehicle is one of your most expensive assets so you want to be sure it is in good hands during transport. This begs the question: Is it possible to track your car while it is being shipped? The answer to this will depend on the car shipping company. Each company has their own policy in place regarding tracking your vehicle.
Many auto shipping companies understand the need for customers to be able to track the progress of their vehicle during shipment. Some companies have an online tracking number where customers can visit the website, enter the tracking number, and receive an instant update. Other times the update might not be instant but you will receive an email update within 24 hours. Some companies do not have an online tracking system in place but can provide you with an update if you call and request one. Others will send automatic tracking updates throughout the duration of the transport.
Auto tracking is still relatively new in the world of car shipping and it is costly to implement expensive GPS-tracking systems on auto carriers. For some, this expense doesn't make sense and the company prefers to stick with traditional updates via phone calls. If the ability to track your vehicle is something that is really important to you, it’s best to check with the car shipping company to see if this service is available. It should also be noted that while tracking your vehicle can be convenient, there will always be the risk of delays due to weather, traffic, road detours, and scheduling conflicts. Anytime you are shipping a vehicle, it is good to have a little flexibility because there are some things that drivers just can’t avoid. Talk to your car shipping company about your expectations and ask about their auto transport tracking services.