Auto Transport to Henderson, NV

Henderson 1Henderson is a city located in Clark County, Nevada, and is the second-largest city in Nevada after Las Vegas. Henderson sits in the heart of the Las Vegas metropolitan area and is currently home to a population of over 265,000 residents. Founded during the early 1940’s, Henderson’s popularity rose steadily after construction and opening of the Henderson Basic Magnesium Plant. The Henderson magnesium plant supplied a quarter of all the magnesium the United States used during the Second World War, and the metal was used in everything from bullet casings, airplanes parts and frames, as well as engine parts for planes and trains and boats and jeeps. After the end of the war, the magnesium plant closed down, but the Las Vegas metropolitan area had already been transformed into a bustling metro area with an active and vibrant nightlife. Today, Henderson is considered one of the safest cities not just in Nevada, but in the entire United States. Credit is given to the city’s (as well as its residents’) affluence and the myriad number of things to do; Henderson has made it even better with an abundance of cultural and entertainment choices such as numerous movie theaters, arcades, restaurants, casinos, resorts and more.

The city of Henderson sits southeast of Las Vegas proper and maybe ten miles or so from the Las Vegas Strip, the most popular tourist destination perhaps in the United States. Henderson is a support city; while many people who visit the area visit Las Vegas, many people who live there live in Henderson and the surrounding neighborhoods. When shipping a vehicle to or from Henderson you’ll want to make sure you talk to your representative if you’re shipping on a budget or you’re pressed for time, because they will likely be able to find a carrier that’ll be able to fit your needs. The Las Vegas metropolitan area is one of the most popular areas to ship a vehicle to or from, so you probably won’t have too many problems finding a carrier willing to travel all the way to Henderson in order to pick up or deliver a vehicle. Of course, this is also why getting the specifics and details is important, because there may be another area in the Las Vegas metro area that might be cheaper to ship to or from, and that may be where you want to meet your shipper.

The nice thing is that weather won’t affect your shipment much, if at all. Henderson, like Las Vegas and the rest of Nevada, is located in a massive desert, which means that temperatures in the summer are scorching and temperatures in the winter are only mildly blistering. Seriously though, Henderson gets its fair share of sunshine, just like Las Vegas, and it’s not uncommon to see temperatures in the triple digits as far as late summer and early fall. This, however, tends to mean no snow, no ice, no difficult conditions for auto transportation companies, which tends to help increase your pickup windows while also decreasing your price, and while Las Vegas may not be as popular as Chicago or Miami to ship a vehicle to or from, plenty of people still do it, so you shouldn’t have any problems finding someone to ship yours. If you need help, you can fill out our free online quote form and get multiple quotes e-mailed to you, and you can also call our toll-free telephone number at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, who can answer your questions and help you get your free quotes today.

Why Do Auto Shippers Prefer Running Routes Through Metropolitan Areas?

Glendale 1Major metropolitan areas are important in the auto shipping industry because, in a nutshell, that’s where most all the customers that the auto shipping company will work with come from. Where the customers are in relation to the routes that carriers are running, how much  carriers are charging per route, popularity of a route and the cities along the route, and much more – all these factors combine to form your overall auto transport price. Rural areas are more expensive because there’s fewer people living there and there are also fewer people who need auto transportation services to and from rural areas. As is human nature, people tend to stick to where other people are – there’s a “safety in numbers” mentality that almost forces us to be social creatures. This applies to daily living, too; historically, people congregate in particular places in order to exchange ideas and information, interact and socialize, and basically just live, and it’s been this way for thousands upon thousands of years.

This is a major reason why auto shippers prefer running routes to and from the big cities in the country – there’s just so many people that it’s hard to turn it down. Rural areas don’t have a lot of people living in them, and because of this there likely aren’t a lot of people moving in and out of those areas, or at the very least shipping vehicles to and from those rural areas. If people like to gather in particular areas to live, work and socialize, it makes sense that those people are going to need other things, such as car transportation services – and what better way to jump the gun on them than by already being nearby when they start their search? Law of averages pretty much makes it a point of emphasis that more people equals more customers for auto shipping companies, and since auto shippers want to help as many customers as possible in order to keep their bottom line from falling, their trucks gassed and on the road and in top shape, they need to be able to run routes quickly between populated areas.

The Interstate Highway System certainly helps the cause, and this is another reason why auto shippers prefer running routes through major metro areas. The Interstate Highway System connects most all major metropolitan areas together via a system of roads developed after the end of World War II. Initially designed as a defensive road system that can help facilitate movement and troop deployment during a foreign invasion of U.S. soil, today it is the main system in use by the American people today in terms of getting around this huge country of ours. Auto shippers love sticking to the interstate – it’s easy, they know the routes, and since they connect almost every major metropolitan city in the United States together, auto shippers are connected to people from all across the country. This helps keep their trucks full, their doors closed, and helps keep them on the road.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle, you should fill out our free online quote request form. You’ll get multiple quotes from reputable and reliable auto transport companies that we pre-screen for you to ensure they are fully licensed, bonded and insured, and that they maintain good relations with their customers, the government, and any regulating bodies outside of the government. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call us at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents. You can also fill out our free online quote request form and get multiple free quotes e-mailed to you within about an hour. It’s that simple, and of course you can peruse our other blog posts as well as our helpful tips and tricks article and household moving articles for even more information.

Why Most People Avoid Drive Away Auto Transport Services

Chevy Volt 1Successful people understand that much of life boils down to risk management and how good we are at it. As humans, mitigating risk is an important part of our day-to-day lives and assessing risky situations and acting accordingly is one of our greatest strengths. Every situation is unique in that it presents us with unique problems and risks that we have to think about, analyze, and react to, oftentimes within seconds or minutes of being presented with the problem or scenario. In the car shipping world, risk management is even more important because you’re dealing with something as large and expensive as an automobile, and if you’ve ever bought a car or truck you understand the undertaking that comes with purchasing one. As such, you typically don’t want to trust your car or truck to just anyone, and this is a big part of why drive away auto transport just isn’t done any more.

If you don’t know what it is, that’s fine – in today’s day and age few people have actually heard of drive away auto transportation, and fewer still remember a time when it was the go-to method of transporting a vehicle. Before the rise of the auto transport truck, trains were the main method of shipping a vehicle, at least for businesses; however, during the 1950’s the suburban lifestyle began to overtake the American mindset and people began to invest in cars like nobody’s business. Auto transport trucks burst onto the scene in the late 1950’s and began seeing prevalence starting in the 1960’s; before that, customers had really only the trains and drive-away services when it came to automobile transport. Drive away is just what it sounds like – you literally pay someone to drive your vehicle for you, from pickup to delivery. It’s expense was almost entirely in the fuel for the car, food for the person, and basic accommodations such as room and board. One of the big reasons drive away services are all but gone is the trust factor – maybe sixty years ago was a time when people trusted more easily, but today you don’t step foot out of your house without checking all the doors and windows and making sure no one is going to jump you by the alley.

Not only that, but the expenses have gotten exorbitant too. Auto transporters – those that drive the large trucks – typically have beds in their cabs. Not all do, of course, but the higher-end auto transport trucks have entire beds and dining table sets and some even have TV’s and microwaves built into them, for drivers to save money on lodging. Obviously regular Joes like you and I do not have that luxury if we’re driving across the country, and neither does anyone who offers drive away services. Few (if any) companies offer the service today, namely because auto transport is far, far cheaper in the long run. It’s also safer; your vehicle is handled by fully licensed and insured auto transport companies that are registered with the US Department of Transportation, the FMCSA and the NHTSA, so there’s some serious oversight even if those agencies are underfunded and understaffed.

Most people that use drive away services today do so with friends or families that are looking for ways to get to the same place. For instance: you need to get your car to your Aunt Lizzie in Modesto, but you’re stuck in Oklahoma City. You can ship your car to her for a few hundred bucks, maybe close to a grand depending on the time of year. You can also have Uncle Bert drive it there, but it’s going to cost fuel and lodging and even though he’s gonna split it with you you could probably spend the same amount and not put the wear and tear onto the car you’re giving to your aunt. This is another reason people tend to shy away from drive away services: the mileage, wear and tear you put on a vehicle that you drive across the country is pretty substantial, all things considered, and a lot of people would rather avoid it if they could. Transporting a vehicle via truck saves on maintenance, repairs, tires and so much more.

If you’re interested in shipping your vehicle, you should fill out our free online quote request form. If you do, you’ll have multiple quotes e-mailed to you from top-flight auto transport companies within about an hour, with the first coming in minutes after you press the submit button. Our advertisers come pre-screened for reliability, meaning we make sure everyone we work with is fully licensed, bonded, insured, and also in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and other online review sites such as Transport Reviews. Don’t believe us? You can call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents who can explain in more detail our selection criteria. You can also call us with any other questions or concerns, and our live representatives can also take your information and get you your free quotes. No matter how you do it, American Auto Shipping will get you going where you need to go.

How American Auto Shipping Really Works

American Auto Shipping LogoNormally Sunday posts are reserved for our “Household Moving Tips” segment, but today I thought it might be a good idea to discuss a little bit about how we, as a company, operate. We are an advertising website – what that means is that we work with auto transport companies to get you quotes to ship your vehicle. Usually this is done via our online quote request form, a free tool that is available to you to get multiple quotes to ship a vehicle e-mailed to you for absolutely zero cost to you. This is a huge benefit to you as a customer because it gets you in immediate contact with multiple auto transport companies, and what’s more is that it gives you a basis of comparison. You can look at the different prices that you’re given and you can construct your own idea of just how much it should actually cost.

We work with a network of top-rated professional auto transport brokerages who receive your information and prepare a quote for you, then e-mail it to you. Likely they will call you as a courtesy, to follow-up on the quote and also to get a better idea of your shipment and how best they can help you. Filling out the quote form and submitting it gives these shippers all the information they need to get you an accurate and reliable auto transport quote, so if you’re interested be sure to take advantage of that. Those companies all pay us a monthly fee for all the jobs that we generate for them; in other words, we’re a part of their overhead costs and are no different from the electric bill that they have to pay every month, or the rent check for the office they’re leasing. This makes all the quotes free for you, and what’s more, it doesn’t affect your price in any way; most of what goes into your price will be dependent on where you are shipping from and to, the year, make and model of your vehicle, and when you’re shipping – and you can give those shippers that information as well as some basic contact info on our quote form. It’s that easy.

We go through a process where we clear all our shippers for reliability ahead of time. Since our reputation is our business, we have to make sure that we only work with the best auto transporters in the business, and that means we scour review websites, BBB complaints, and we do rigorous background checks including checking on license numbers and operating authorities to ensure that the companies you speak to aren’t fly-by-night scammers only looking to make a quick buck. Most of our advertisers have been around for at least five years, and as anyone in the industry will tell you longevity goes a long way to being a successful auto transport company. Reputation means a lot in this business; if your word is good and your business is credible, it goes a long way to easing the minds of customers. That’s why we’re so diligent in who we let advertise with us.

If you have questions about our website, the information we present on it, or questions about our practices or our advertisers you can call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents. We don’t have phone menus, you don’t have to push any buttons or dial any extensions; if you dial our number your call will be answered by a real, living human being, one who has years of experience in the industry and who knows just about everything there is to know about it. We’re a tight-knit group; our employees have over 25 years combined experience in the industry, and come from all different parts of the industry (and there are a few: sales, dispatch, etc), so you know that when you call you’re getting real information about the way things work.

Auto Shipping to Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester 1Manchester is a city located in Hillsborough County in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. The largest city in the state, it is currently home to over 110,000 residents, and anchors the Manchester metropolitan area, which in turn is part of the larger Northeast megalopolis. Manchester as a city was founded by Samuel Blodget, a merchant and inventor who envisioned Manchester, New Hampshire as an industrial mecca similar to that of Manchester, England, which at the time was the largest industrialized city in the world. Its location along the Merrimack River helped the city to grow, and while it never did rival Manchester, England in terms of size the New Hampshire version did play a major role in the industrialization of the United States. Today, like most industrialized cities, Manchester is in the midst of economic change, as deindustrialization hit the city hard during the mid-to-late 20th century. Now, the city’s economy is based more on retail and other service-based industries such as education, healthcare, and technology. Manchester is often listed on lists of best cities and most affordable cities, as well as lists that discuss best cities to raise a family and start a business.

Like many cities in northern New England, Manchester is not the friendliest of places for auto shipping companies. Relatively isolated, with only one major interstate going in and out, Manchester isn’t surrounded by other metropolitan areas and it’s not all that popular among customers, which makes it more difficult for auto transport companies to actually make money on routes that include Manchester or other parts of New Hampshire. North of Manchester the only “big” cities are Concord, New Hampshire and Montpelier, Vermont, which are even less attractive for auto shippers than Manchester. Aside from Boston, really, there aren’t a lot of places in New England that auto transport drivers want to go, and this is really regardless of the time of year. This tends to result in increased prices for customers as well as longer wait times for pickup; since there are few carriers willing to travel those routes, many times customers are stuck waiting for them to come back around to New England, which can take days or even weeks.

During the winter months you’ll be even more hard-pressed to find shipping services because Manchester sees a lot of snow. Average snowfall during the winter is about a foot per month; this much accumulation can make it almost impossible for shippers to drive their big trucks up that far safely. Since most shippers tend to keep their trucks as full as possible, the insurance claims on a lost truck due to ice or snow – and there are a lot of mountainous areas around Manchester and northern New Hampshire – could result in the entire company folding. Rather than take that risk, shippers try to avoid the area altogether. You’d likely find better results, regardless of the time of year, by shipping to Boston, which is about 60 miles or so south of Manchester. More shippers are willing to go to the Boston metro area, which can lower your price and also speed up your date of pickup. If you’re interested in shipping to or from Manchester and need quotes, you can fill out our free online quote form and get multiple free quotes e-mailed to you within about an hour. You can also call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, who can answer your questions and get you free quotes to ship your vehicle today.

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