If you have a VIN number and it is in shipment... just be patient. "on the truck" is simply a generic statement that it is on the way, as most of them are shipped by rail and only on a truck for the last local miles to the dealer.Some that know me would argue I made that journey long ago but I digress. I had money down on one that would have been built the end of January, delivery around late February. While I was getting my truck serviced I lucked upon one that was already "in transit" which is apparently a meaningless term. A little more than a week later I was told that she is on a truck. So I thought any day now. I was wrong, I was very wrong. When they say on a truck that isn't like Amazon where it is on its way to be delivered but literally on a truck. Waiting for a driver. No chips, no drivers, argh!! Apparently with the storm before Christmas any anecdotal data my dealer had as to how long this process takes went right out the window.
I offered to take a crash course on driving a semi, fly up to Ontario, and drive the truck back myself. For some inexplicable reason my dealer thought I was joking, so here I am. Has anyone taken delivery of their CRV that was in transit right after Christmas that could tell me how long it took from when it was on the truck to at the dealership?
Transit time varies, depending on the distance between you and the factory of origin, and also the factory. And Weather is certainly a factor right now will slow things down.
Example: June, Alliston Ontario as the assembly plant - to Northern California dealer, in good weather conditions takes about 10-14 days. Bad weather and all bets are off. When I looked up my 2017 transit manifest... it shipped first by ship to New York, then it went by rail to California, and then by truck to my dealership. This was when many trim/color options were in short supply, so even in 2017 we were buying CRVs that were allocated to the dealer, but not yet arrived. At that time the dealer would not take a deposit until they had the formal allocation (and a VIN for each vehicle). It's a bit different today, but the shipping methods and routes have not really changed from the factories.
and NO, you cannot go to Ontario and drive the vehicle or a truck on it's way to your dealer. 1) you are not licensed to do so. 2) it's an international shipment when it comes from Ontario to the US, so you have further requirements. 3) you don't own the vehicle yet, Honda does.
My suggestion: you have to pay the destination charges for the shipping and dealer prep on top of your MSRP anyway. Get your moneys worth and let the system do what it does.