Why does transport take so $#@# long?

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  1. Hubbs

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    My 'cat was put on the rail on 3/2. I've been checking status almost daily....of course. It's currently scheduled to arrive on 3/24. Why does it take 22 days to move a train 1200 miles? I realize there are stops, transfers, etc. but this is getting ridiculous.

    It sat in the Chicago area for 8-9 days. No idea why. Sorry, just venting.:mad:
     
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    There are a few stops in between. Once it gets to the last stop before being moved to your dealership it can be a few more days up to a week or two in addition.
     
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    1. Trains don't go that fast.
    2. Restricted routing, unlike a car/truck on the road where you have multiple options.
    3. Stops and layovers to drop and add cargo.
    4. They don't roll out until the rail is full going in the routes direction.
    5. There is a shortage of railcars right now for vehicle transport.
    6. When unloaded at final rail stop, cars don't get delivered to the dealer until the car hauler is full for that route.
     
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    ya, I google mapped train routes just from Dallas to my rail yard here in Houston....holy cow there is a train station every 7 feet it seems (exaggeration yes but I'm a man and that's what we do) and I'm sure the train stops at nearly every one of them to unload whatever it needed to unload. I've learned so much about buy a new car in this whole process that I never cared to know lol. Status codes, allocations, train information, etc etc. It sure has been a wild ride.
     
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    They need newer trucks with bigger motors. tumblr_nalny8u2s61sls0ndo1_500.jpg
     
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    Mine was held up for several days in Chicago also. I deal with railroads at work, and have been told by one of the majors that Chicago is a big mess in general these days. It is where the big carriers hand off trains from one system to another, and if one carrier gets clogged up, it dominos to the others.
     
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    Then when it arrives at the rail head before it goes on a truck to the dealer, it gets stuck in the Fenkell inspection holding pattern for 3-4 additional days.
     
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    Trains are slow, that's usually true. This one has averaged 0.76 MPH since it left. Wonder if it has cruise control at that speed.;)
     
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    There is a big shortage of rail cars. Plus Fenkell inspections can tie you up for a week.
     
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    Rail Car shortage is the LARGEST issue for transport at this time.
     
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    How do you track progress once it's on a train? Mine was scheduled to arrive Tampa tomorrow. Don't know if it's "on track" or not.
     
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    quickest way is to use SRT live chat on their webpage: drivesrt.com

    the most accurate way is asking RS in the "Breaking News thread" in another section....although that said, the live chat has been pretty spot on for me
     
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    Don't hold your breath. Mine has changed dates 3 times now. First time it was suppose to be 3/11. Next date I got was 3/16. As of yesterday I checked with SRT and they claim my car is in Tampa and have an expected date of 3/18. Well we have already had 2 car haulers show up at our place and no car. I doubt we will get a 3rd today so I am not holding my breath that mine will be here today.
     
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    Man it sucks to be that close and still be in the dark. Mine should be in Tampa today. I've heard the car haulers won't go until they have a full load for that route. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Well we have verified that my car is in Tampa and has been since Monday but is being held cause of this stupid inspection from Fenkell and won't release it to us. We tried sending some emails to high ups telling them the guy purchasing the car isn't a little b1tch and is in the car industry and understands this is a mass produced car and not a $400k Lambo. We even offered to go pick it up. They all said it will not move until this Fenkell company inspects it.

    This whole Fenkell inspection crap is from everyone crying and complaining that their cars arrived dirty. Guess what ALL cars arrive dirty! What is happening people are haulling ass down to their dealerships as soon as it hits the pavements and customers are see what again ALL cars look like before the get a clean up.
     
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