Life happens, sometimes at an extremely fast pace. You might suddenly find yourself needing to move to a new location quickly. Maybe you just got your dream job and cannot turn it down. Maybe you are in the military and have just received your Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, and must move your family immediately. Maybe you are coping with a family crisis.

No matter the example, when things move that quickly there are lots of details that have to be dealt with, and it can become overwhelming. One of those details might be how to get your car from one place to the next, especially if you do not have the time to drive it yourself.

The solution is actually not difficult, hire a reliable car shipping company like ShipLux, and pay a little more for expedited car shipping. In the hands of professionals who take care of all your needs, with excellent customer service and White Glove service, your vehicle will arrive in a safe and timely manner. 

What is Expedited Car Shipping?

Although it would be great if we could create some sort of wormhole that would shorten the distance between pick up and final destination, we all know that’s impossible. Weather and distance affects how long it takes. 

However, with expedited shipping a car is prioritized in terms of pickup and its placement in the delivery lineup. This means that, if you select expedited shipping, you will receive a guaranteed pickup schedule and should receive your car on the other end a little quicker.

In standard auto shipping, auto shipping companies usually need 7 to 14 days advance notice for shipping reservations. However, with expedited shipping, pick up can usually be scheduled in 1 to 5 days, depending on driver availability. 

Realize, though, that drivers still must follow the rules established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety

Administration (FMCSA). Commercial drivers have an 11-hour driving limit per day (with breaks) so they are only able to drive between 500 and 650 miles. It is possible that two drivers will team up for expedited shipping, but they still have to be aware of driving time, as the quality of sleep when in the truck isn’t that great, among other issues.  The higher priority for drop off may mean your car gets delivered first, but expedited shipping will only save you a few days.

Is Expedited Shipping More Expensive? 

It will cost more if you need last minute car shipping, there’s no way around that. The cost will also depend on things like:

The last of these is the one you have most control over when selecting your shipping company for an expedited move. Not all companies offer expedited auto shipping. Of those who do, many of them only do expedited shipping with open carriers because it is less expensive.

However, if you are concerned about protecting your vehicle from weather and road debris, or if you have a unique or antique car, the better (although more expensive option) is to use a company that will do expedited shipping in an enclosed carrier, like ShipLux.

The Process is Easy—Chat With The Professionals at ShipLux


Getting your vehicle set up for expedited shipping takes no longer than it would for standard shipping. The first step is simple, contact several shipping companies and ask for a transparent price quote. Tell them about your concerns. Talk with them about your timeline and your specific needs. The best companies will work with you so that you don’t have to worry about when and how your car will meet you in its new location.  Contact ShipLux today! Allow us to take some of the pressure off of your sudden move.