When you choose to ship a car with United Van Lines you are paired with a dedicated shipping coordinator to help you navigate the paperwork, scheduling and billing from start to finish. Your coordinator will help you understand your pickup, shipping and delivery options and will work with you to schedule load and delivery times.
Unless you specify otherwise, all United car shipping quotes are presumed to be door-to-door. This means whenever possible, our driver 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 carriers) from making deliveries in residential neighborhoods, your United shipping coordinator will work with you to explore alternatives.
Our trucks can be up to 75 feet long, so drivers need lots of room to maneuver and turn around. When access to 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.
Many movers prefer auto shipping terminals because they allow for flexible drop-off and storage before and after transportation. Discuss your terminal to terminal car shipping options with your United move coordinator when obtaining quotes to find out if a shipping terminal is convenient for you.
Have questions about shipping your car? Browse the Auto Transport FAQs or contact United and one of our dedicated auto transport coordinators will help you understand the process, start-to-finish.