Enclosed Car TransportIn all our posts in our “Auto Shipping FAQ” section of our blog, we’ve never simply sat down and discussed enclosed car transport services. Oh, we’ve talked about why they’re more expensive than the open variety, and what to expect when shipping enclosed, but we haven’t talked much about what it is and why enclosed shipping services are important. So today we’re going to rectify that a bit, hopefully. To start, enclosed car transport services are where your vehicle is shipped via an enclosed carrier instead of the standard open one. Enclosed transport trucks make sure to completely cover any and every vehicle they ship in a secure, enclosed trailer – not unlike a big semi-truck that’s hauling a 53′ trailer down the interstate.

Of course, enclosed car transport carriers are designed to haul vehicles, so they’re built a bit differently than your standard long-haul trailer. To start, they’re usually lower to the ground than a regular semi-truck so the vehicles they ship can get onto and off of the truck more easily. Lower ground clearance means shorter ramps that have less severe angles for their loading and unloading ramps, while also cutting down the length of the ramps they use and thus making them easier to haul around. Enclosed car transport carriers are, of course, designed to haul more expensive freight than open carriers as well, which usually means higher insurance requirements for the carrier – make sure to discuss insurance with an enclosed car transport company, even if they’re safer than open services. You can never be too careful, and even enclosed transport trucks are required to be fully insured.

Most vehicles that are shipped today won’t need enclosed car transport services, though, so most of the time this entire post is going to be a moot issue. The vast majority of vehicles on the road today will be just fine on an open car transport truck, and damage during transport on an open carrier is rare enough that even more expensive daily drivers should be able to handle the rigors of open transportation services. If you are interested in enclosed car transport services, you can take a moment and fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. What’s great is that the quotes are free, are sent to you from some of the best and highest-rated auto transporters out there, and you can request quotes for both open or enclosed auto transportation services, so you can get the quotes you need for the services you are looking for. You can also contact us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak directly to one of our live agents.

Holiday Auto Transport ServicesThe holiday season is a time of year where people spend money, are more generous (on the whole), and it’s the last chance for some people to get important things done before the end of the year. Something that quite a few people do – though not near as much as during the spring and summer, due to the weather – is ship a car. Transporting vehicles to children, spouses and parents as holiday gifts is nothing new – ever since the automobile was invented people have been giving them as gifts. But if you’re trying to ship a vehicle to someone around Thanksgiving or Christmas (or any other winter holiday, for that matter), there are a few things that you should be aware of.

The industry is a lot slower during the winter months thanks to the weather. A lot of routes, particularly those in the northern parts of the country, see a lot more snow and ice, which means that carriers have to travel in more dangerous conditions if they want to run those routes, which usually makes holiday auto transport services more expensive. Since customer demand has a big impact on the routes that they run, they have to take loads as they come if they want to keep their trucks full, so if they have to run on wintry routes they’re likely going to charge more for the inconvenience. But it’s worth it if you’re trying to get that perfect car to your son or daughter or whoever else is on your “nice list” this holiday season.

Another thing you’ll want to do is prepare properly. Many auto shippers want to spend time with their families during the holidays, and many carriers try to schedule their loads so they have a clear truck when they go home for a few days. The life of a car transport carrier is rather lonely, and any chance they get to spend time with the people they love and are working hard to support is a chance they’re going to take. Because of this, the week of Christmas usually sees a real slowdown in the industry that lasts pretty much until the new year, so make sure that you jump on things pretty much immediately – long distance routes may see delays because of the holidays as well, considering Christmas is in four days.

If you’re interested in getting a quote to ship a car and need holiday auto transport services ASAP, take a minute to fill out our free auto transport quote request form. It should only take you a minute or two, and once you fill out the form and submit it you’ll get free quotes emailed to you from some of the best car shippers in the industry today. We clear each and every shipping company you get a quote from for both dependability and reliability, and once you get your quotes you can compare prices and discuss your holiday auto transport needs with one of their agents. We make sure each company you get a quote from is fully licensed, bonded and insured. You can also contact one of our own agents any time by calling us toll-free at 800-930-7417.

Household Moving to Kansas City, MissouriKansas City is a city located primarily in Jackson County, Missouri. It is one of Jackson County’s two county seats, with the other being Independence. It is the largest city by population in Missouri and is currently home to a population of 470,800 total residents. Founded not long after the Kansas Territory was organized, the city grew into prominence after Kansas became a state, and the area grew rapidly particularly during and after World War II. Today, Kansas City anchors the Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metro area that spans two states and multiple counties and includes such major cities as Independence, Overland Park, Lee’s Summit, Olathe and Kansas City, Kansas.

Household moving to Kansas City typically is fairly easy to find, as the city is large and surrounded by other cities – albeit smaller ones – that, combined, make up a fairly large urban area. This is great because household moving companies typically want to service the largest cities as that’s where most all their customers tend to be. It’s cheaper to run a route along a major interstate than a state highway, and rural household moving is more expensive for this reason. But household moving to Kansas City shouldn’t be too hard to find, regardless of where you’re moving from, because there are plenty of places a household mover can go to without having to stray too far off their established routes.

If you are interested in services that can help you get household moving to Kansas City, Missouri, or anywhere else in the Kansas City metro area, take a moment and fill out our dedicated household moving quote request form on our Household Moving Articles page. It’s completely free to fill out and submit, and your information will only be sent to some of the best household moving companies in the industry. If you are interested in shipping a car along with your household items, you can fill out our free auto transport quote form and actually get quotes for both auto shipping and household moving services emailed to you from top household movers and auto shippers. If you’d rather just speak to an agent over the phone, you can do that too – contact us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak directly to one of our agents.

Auto Shipping to Chandler, ArizonaChandler is a city located in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is currently home to a population of over 254,200 residents, and is a part of the Phoenix, Arizona Metropolitan Statistical Area, the largest in the state and one of the largest metro areas in the entire country. Founded just before the turn of the 20th century, Chandler saw initial growth on the outskirts of Phoenix, and its ability to weather the Great Depression, at least economically, helped the area to grow during a time when most places were seeing mass layoffs and unemployment. Over time, Chandler grew into a major suburb of Phoenix and also a popular snowbird destination, which it continues to be today.

Auto transport companies want to run routes into and out of major cities and major metropolitan areas, because that’s where all their potential customers are. They can easily get from one big city to the next without having to spend a ton on fuel and maintenance while still being able to keep their trucks full. This tends to result in lower prices into and out of those areas, which means better and more cost-effective transportation solutions for you. Chandler enjoys the benefit of not only being a large city itself, but also being close to an even larger city in an even larger metro area.

As a suburb of Phoenix – a city home to over 1.4 million – Chandler is easily accessible by carriers, but the entire metro area is easily accessible via Interstate 10, the main east-west interstate through the southern United States. I-10 is a major transportation corridor, and not just for car shippers; linking the west coast and east coast together along one route from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, I-10 passes through some of the largest cities in the southern U.S., which means that carriers have an easy way to get from one major market to another. This in turn helps speed up transportation services while also lowering their cost for customers, which is great news for everyone looking for auto shipping to Chandler, Arizona.

If you are interested in auto shipping to Chandler, Arizona, take a moment or two and fill out our free online vehicle shipping quote request form. It shouldn’t take more than a minute or two, but once you fill it out and submit it you’ll get multiple free quotes emailed to you from some of the best car transport companies in the industry. How do we know they’re the best? We make sure of it! We check each company for both dependability and reliability before we work with them, and that means making sure each company is fully licensed, bonded and insured – as well as top-rated – before we sign them up. If you have questions about our services, or if you need some help getting your free quotes, you can contact us any time over the phone at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent.

Auto Shipping to Metro Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

The Charlotte, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in both North and South Carolina anchored by the city of Charlotte, the largest in North Carolina. It is the largest metro area in the Carolinas and is the sixth-largest in the southeastern United States. Anchored by Charlotte, the metro area spans multiple counties, two states and has numerous large cities within it, including Concord, Gastonia, Rock Hill and Huntersville. Charlotte, of course, will usually be the main city that customers are looking to ship to and from, but anywhere in the metro area should cost about the same to ship to or from, depending on the route that you are shipping on.

Auto transporters want to run routes into and out of major cities and metropolitan areas because that’s where the vast majority of their customers are found. Big cities have more potential customers, which means that carriers can roll into a major city and find loads to pickup without having to go far off the routes that they like to run. This helps keep their prices lower and their profits higher, but that is actually good for you since it usually means prices for customers will be lower, so carriers can keep their prices more competitive and keep their trucks full of vehicles. It’s easier to charge less per vehicle shipped when they can fill up their truck in one basic stop.

Charlotte also enjoys the ease of access that comes with inclusion along the Interstate Highway System. The main interstates that service Metro Charlotte – and help when it comes to keeping auto shipping to metro Charlotte prices lower and services faster – will be I-85, though I-77 also runs through the area, and the whole metro area is serviced by I-485, a major beltway that completely encircles Charlotte and allows carriers to easily get from one part of the metro area to another. Ease of access is an important part of your car shipping quotes, and something that you should be aware of – the easier it is for a carrier to access a given area, the faster shipping services tend to get completed and the lower price usually will be.

If you are interested in auto shipping to metro Charlotte, North Carolina, take a moment to fill out our free online auto shipping quote request form. It’s completely free, and what’s more is that when you fill out our form and submit it, you’ll get multiple free quotes emailed to you from some of the best car shippers in the industry. We clear each and every one of those companies for both dependability and reliability, which means we make sure they are fully licensed, bonded and insured, as well as making sure that each company is top-rated. If you have questions about our services, or would like to speak to a live agent instead of filling out the quote form to get your quotes, you can contact us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our helpful and friendly auto transport experts.