Car Shipping this Holiday Season 2022


The holiday season kicks off with a crucial stretch this Thanksgiving weekend and traffic congestion is bound to increase. More people are hitting the roads and reuniting with loved ones in cities across America for the Thanksgiving holiday celebration.


Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Predictions



There are projections of heavier traffic congestions throughout the thanksgiving holiday weekend. The American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts an estimated 55 milion people travelling 50 miles or more from their homes. The thanksgiving travel for this year  is a 98%  increase of pre-pandemic volumes as well as a 1.5% increase over 2021.

In comparison to last years thanksgiving holiday for air travel, 330,000 more travelers are expected which is an 8% increase. While, Nine in 10 travelers will make their journey by car, although car travel still remains 2.5% lower than in 2019. The thansksgiving holiday forecast shows that travelling by car is still the most popular choice for travel. “Thanksgiving is one of the busiest holidays for road trips, and this year will be no different,” says Bob Pishue, Transportation Analyst, INRIX.

However, travellers are also ramping up other modes of transportation. “With travel restrictions lifted and more people comfortable taking public transportation again, it’s no surprise buses, trains, and cruises are coming back in a big way,” says Paula Twidale, AAA’s Senior Vice President of Travel. 

“Families and friends are eager to spend time together this Thanksgiving, one of the busiest for travel in the past two decades,” Twidale adds. You should expect crowds in your trip to your thanksgiving destination regardless of the transportation you have chosen. Hence, it is important to plan ahead and prepare to avoid the thanksgiving holiday rush and congestions.


Holiday Season in the Auto Shipping Industry

With the U.S. borders opened to vaccinated international travelers, there would be even busier roads and airports. “Thanksgiving is one of the busiest holidays for road trips and this year will be no different,” says Bob Pishue, Transportation Analyst. 

Chicago highways are expected to be among the busiest in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, according to AAA. Atlanta, New York City and Los Angeles Highways are also the busiest alongside Chicago highways, according to data analytics firm INRIX. Drivers around these major metro U.S. areas including Houston need to prepare for significant delays. With the ongoing supply chain disruptions, truckers will also have more cars to contend with on U.S. roads. However, travellers will also need to prepare for increase in car shipping costs during holiday car shipping.


Ship Your Car With Metti International

At Metti International, our goal is to stay proactive to meet consumer demands this thanksgiving holiday season.  So, if you are travelling this thanksgiving season, making plans ahead for your holiday car shipping  is essential.

Metti International is your trusted and reliable car shipping company with an A+ rating and excellent customer reviews. We are a four-time award winner with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). As a licensed and bonded car shipping broker with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, we provide safe, timely, and smooth transport experience. At Metti International, we only work with carriers with a service rating of at least 95% for our customers who provide top-notch and satisfactory car shipping services.

Call Metti International at 866-620-1776 today to request an instant quote or schedule your auto transport. We’d be happy to help. For more information, visit our website at


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Frequently Asked Questions

Most major credit cards, postal money orders and cashiers checks are acceptable forms of payment.

As with most transport services, a deposit is generally required when placing an order. Deposits range from 10-25 % of the total shipping cost. The remaining balance will be due upon delivery.

Most auto transport companies accept cash, certified checks, and postal money orders.

Coast to coast trips usually takes between 10-14 days. Shorter trips ranges from 3-7 days, depending on the actual distance. Some factors may delay a trip, including traffic, weather, and truck breakdowns.

Yes, we request you, or a designated person, be present upon pick up of your vehicle. For your safety and your vehicle’s safety, an inspection is performed and a bill of lading must be signed that serves as proof of delivery.

The easiest way to ship an inoperable vehicle is to let us know when requesting a vehicle transport quote. There will be an additional charge, plus loading and unloading charges to your quote, if we are not informed of the vehicle’s condition prior to quoting.

Auto carriers are not licensed to carry house goods or personal items, these goods and items are not covered by the carriers insurance. Any damage to your vehicle due to household goods shifting or breaking is also not covered. Personal belongings left in the vehicle, are shipped strictly at the owners risk. Carriers will not inventory any belongings left in the vehicle and will assume no responsibility.

Your car is insured for the Blue Book value the entire time it is on the truck. Clearly listed on your Shipping Order, Agreement and Bill of Lading are occurrences not covered. At the time of pick up, a condition report is filled out and signed by both the person turning the car over and the truck driver and you are given a copy.

Upon delivery of your vehicle, this same report is presented. You should compare the condition of the vehicle to the report thoroughly at that time. If you feel damage has occurred to your vehicle during delivery, you must note it on the report before you sign it and the driver leaves. Damage done in transit does not relieve the shipper of paying for transport service performed. Claims will be handled by the vehicle carrier and insurance companies.

Metti International offers door-to-door auto transport service where possible. However, there are instances that we cannot collect/deliver directly to the door due to the size of our auto carrier’s trucks. The size of your street may prohibit direct delivery to your door. Also, some towns and cities do not allow trucks on their residential streets. If the carrier cannot get to your door, he will deliver your vehicle to the next most convenient accessible location, such as the nearest major crossing street, a shopping mall or supermarket.

Please have a no more than 1/4 tank of fuel, remove all personal items from your vehicle and have it washed and cleaned so that the ensuing inspection is easily performed. If it is a convertible, T-top, sunroof, etc. make sure all openings are closed and prepared for changing weather. You can find additional tips on how to prepare your car for transport here.