Waiting for something to come in the mail can be irritating, especially if you don’t know when to expect it. Waiting for transport services to deliver goods can feel the same way. Whether you are waiting for a UPS package or trying to get an ETA on a long-distance haul, there are a few factors that determine when your order will arrive. Thankfully, there are ways to determine an estimated delivery time for your transport services. Here is what you need to know when it comes to the estimated delivery time for your transport services. 

What’s The Hold-Up?

Customers always want to know how long it will take for their goods to ship. The answer depends on several factors, the primary one being distance. The longer the shipment, the longer it will take. The distance needed to deliver the payload can determine the route that drivers take. On any given delivery, a driver can cover about 400-500 miles. Heavy-duty hauling services can’t travel as fast as regular cars, and truckers have to make routine stops throughout the delivery process.  Heavy-duty trucks have a harder time moving through traffic, and they don’t accelerate quickly. Truck drivers also adhere to strict safety guidelines that can further delay their deliveries. Heavy Equipment towing can become dangerous after hours of trucking. For this reason, drivers are only allowed 11 consecutive hours off duty before they must take a break.

How to Estimate Delivery Times

Though delivery time may be hard to estimate without any specific knowledge, you can use this table to get a ballpark for when your order should be delivered based on distance. 

Distance traveled Days
0-400 1-2
400-800 2-3
800-1200 3-4
1200-1600 4-6
1600-2000 5-7
2000-2400 6-8
2400+ 7-10

Most drivers can cover from 400-500 miles in a day. The amount of time that it will take for your delivery can depend on the size of the payload and the route the driver takes. If there are a lot of stops that need to be made, your delivery may take longer to ship. If you require expedited delivery, many companies offer that too. For the right price, most items can be shipped in just a few days, though holidays and other busy seasons can back up these processes as well. 

Heavy Duty Hauling in Dallas TX

At Massey Towing and Truck Service, we never take shortcuts when it comes to delivering freight. Our team of drivers has years of experience loading and towing loads of all shapes and sizes. Equipped with the latest in transportation equipment, we guarantee that we can handle loads of any size. To learn more about our heavy equipment towing or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.