Car Shipping AgentWhen you book a shipment with an auto transport broker, chances are you’re going to talk to more than one person during your interactions with that company. Most every brokerage is staffed by an entire office full of representatives, each of whom have their own list of clients and customers that they are working with. Each of them tries their best to work with only their customers, but there are times when a coworker is on a break, or is out sick, or someone is stuck working a Saturday when almost no one else is, and they’re going to have to talk to customers that are working with other agents. That’s fine, it happens – but make sure that you know who you spoke to.

Working with the same car shipping agent adds consistency to your auto transportation experience, which is important. If you do end up talking to multiple agents during the course of shipping your vehicle, make sure you make a note of who you speak to if they aren’t your go-to representative. At worst asking for the name of the person you’re talking to and who is helping you is a minor inconvenience for them; at best, it saves you a lot of time and money and confusion. That’s mostly what you want to try to avoid when shipping a vehicle.

Confusion can kill an order as quick as a cancellation. Working with customers and carriers and being the middleman is hard for a car shipping agent, and every time someone else gets a hand into their orders can be problematic. It ranges from the mundane to the catastrophic, and can almost always be fixed by simple communication – but if you work in an office you understand a bit about office politics and that not everyone always gets along, even if it’s to the detriment of the customers. So do your own due diligence and make sure that you keep your own records of who you spoke to and worked with if you can’t work with the same car shipping agent.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle and are trying to find someone to help you get started, take a minute to let us help and fill out our free online car transport quote request form. It shouldn’t take you more than a minute or two, and once you’re finished and the form is submitted you’ll get multiple free quotes in your email inbox from some of the best auto transport companies in the industry. We clear each and every company for dependability and reliability, which means we make sure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have questions about our services, or if you need some help getting your free quotes, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our own live agents any time.

Household Moving to Des Moines, IowaDes Moines is a city in and the county seat of Polk County, in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the capital of the state, and the largest city by population in Iowa. In other words, of all the places in Iowa to move to, Des Moines is probably going to be the easiest and the most cost-effective. The city is currently home to a population of over 203,400 residents, which makes it a more popular household moving location than other cities in the Midwest region of the U.S. Des Moines can trace its roots back to the founding of Fort Des Moines in 1843, though the fort was abandoned several years later and settlers merely took the name of the fort and used it as the name for the new town. Today, Des Moines is perhaps best known for being a major center of insurance, banking and other financial services in the United States.

Des Moines is a growing area, which makes household moving to and from the city much easier and more cost-effective to find and book. This has a lot to do with the city’s economy being rooted in banking and insurance. The Midwest is not known for being very hospitable, so it’s not surprising that, outside of agriculture and some light industry, banking and financial services are the most prominent industries in the city. This makes household moving to Des Moines more popular, somewhat surprisingly, as everyone wants to get a leg up in those different industries. Moving is expensive, of course, and you want to make sure you do your homework, but you likely won’t be the only one moving to or from Des Moines when you move.

Household moving companies work a bit differently than auto transporters in that they have to get directly to their customer’s home, which can be difficult if they have to get into a tight space to pickup or deliver goods for their customers. Des Moines may be younger than other major cities in the U.S., but there are areas that household moving companies may not be able to physically reach for whatever reason. If this is the case with your home, your moving company will likely work with a local mover, one with smaller moving trucks (more like U-Haul trucks as opposed to big 18-wheel semis) that can easily get into an area that an interstate moving truck cannot. Your mover is required by law to inform you if this has to happen as well.

If you are interested in household moving to Des Moines, Iowa, take a minute to visit our Household Moving Articles page and fill out our dedicated household goods transportation quote request form. When you do, you’ll have multiple free household moving quotes emailed to you within about an hour. If you are interested in getting household items and a vehicle transported, you can fill out our free auto transport quote request form and get both household moving quotes and auto shipping quotes emailed to you for free. If you have questions about our services, you can also contact us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent.

Car Transport to Grand Forks, North DakotaGrand Forks is a city in, as well as the county seat of, Grand Forks County, in the U.S. state of North Dakota. The city is currently home to a population of over 52,800 residents, making it the third-largest city in North Dakota by population. Though the area that became Grand Forks was settled by French fur traders during the early 19th century, it would not see any substantial growth until the city was founded in 1870 and the subsequent construction of railroads through the area in the 1880’s and 90’s. Grand Forks was best known, for a number of years, for being an agricultural powerhouse in the area, but economic diversity and a transition away from farming and embracing a mixed, market-driven economy has helped Grand Forks grow in both scope and size, and today it is one of the more popular car transport locations in North Dakota.

Let’s be frank – North Dakota is one of the least-popular vehicle shipping locations in the United States today, rivaled by only Maine and maybe Wyoming. Auto shippers want to run routes to and from major cities in states with more than one or two big cities. North Dakota does not have big cities; well, it does, but they’re nothing compared to cities like Los Angeles or New York, and are a far cry from even medium-sized cities like Portland, Oregon or Overland Park, Kansas, mostly due to the lack of population. Car transporters can’t make as much money running routes to and from smaller cities and towns unless they sit close to a big city. Grand Forks does not.

Ease of access is another big part of your auto transport prices, and car transport to Grand Forks is accomplished primarily by getting to and from the city via Interstate 29. I-29 is the only north-south interstate to service North Dakota, and it sits along the eastern border, which does not help. Grand Forks being on the border does help your prices and services a bit, as Grand Forks is closer to cities like Minneapolis than a city like Minot, which sits in the middle of nowhere in North Dakota. On the whole, expect higher prices to and from Grand Forks and other cities in North Dakota due to its rural nature, low population and lack of major highways or roadways.

If you are interested in car transport to Grand Forks, North Dakota, don’t let us saying it’s hard to find deter you; while it may not be as easy to setup as shipments to or from New York, you can still ship your vehicle to or from Grand Forks. Just fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and you’ll get multiple free quotes emailed to you from some of the best car shippers in the industry. They know what it takes to get a vehicle picked up anywhere and shipped to Grand Forks, and while the price may be a bit higher per-mile than other, more popular routes, you should still be able to get your shipment booked and your vehicle picked up when you need it. If you have questions about our services, or need some help getting your quotes, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent.

Auto Shipping to Metro Denver

Denver, Colorado

Metro Denver is a region centered around the city of Denver, in the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is the state’s largest city by population and is surrounded by various cities, towns and other municipalities that, together, make up the Denver, Colorado Metropolitan Statistical Area, an area used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical analysis and more. Metropolitan areas are incredibly important in the auto transport industry, as car shippers like to run routes to and from major metro areas due to their high population counts and ease of access. The Denver Metropolitan Area is home to over 2.75 million residents, and is also the center of the larger Denver-Aurora Combined Statistical Area, which is a grouping of several metropolitan areas (in this case, the Denver-Aurora metro area, the Boulder metro area and the Greeley metro area).

Of all the areas you can ship a vehicle to or from in Colorado, Denver is likely going to be the most popular. This is due primarily to its size and ease of access; remember, car shippers like to run routes into and out of major cities and metropolitan areas because that is where their customers are. Denver is big, yes, and it is surrounded by smaller communities such as Arvada, Westminster, Thornton, and more. These are known as bedroom cities more often than not, and while they are smaller than the anchor city of Denver, they’re part of the metro area, which means auto shipping to metro Denver should be easier to find.

Auto shipping to metro Denver is made much easier by its location along I-70 and I-25. Of course, Denver’s location in the U.S. doesn’t do the city any favors when shipping a vehicle to or from it, as it sits right at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains. This is good if you’re shipping from the eastern states, but can be problematic when shipping to metro Denver from the west. Its sprawl does help a lot, as does the pass that I-70 trucks through, but snow and ice can cause delays, particularly during the winter months. Keep an eye on the weather reports around Denver and along your route so you don’t get stuck in a blizzard.

If you are interested in auto shipping to metro Denver and need some quotes to get you started, take a minute or two to fill out our free online auto transportation quote request form. It takes only a minute or two and nets you multiple free quotes from some of the best car transport companies in the industry, companies that we clear for dependability and reliability, which also means we make sure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have questions about our services, or need some help getting your quotes, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.

Preparing for Overseas Auto ShippingAre you looking for overseas auto shipping? If so, make sure to read a bit about how overseas vehicle shipping works, and familiarize yourself with why overseas auto transport is so expensive, as those are both important things to know and understand. But in this article we’re going to discuss some ways to prepare for your overseas auto shipment. Whether you’re shipping overseas to Alaska, Hawaii, some other U.S. territory or even internationally (something that we here do not provide quotes for, unfortunately, but much of the information here still applies), you’re going to need to know a bit about what you need to do to make sure that your overseas shipping services go as smoothly as possible.

You want to start getting your quotes and talking to people about your shipment as soon as you know you need to ship, because they’re going to be able to explain all the paperwork that you are going to need when you ship your vehicle. This is important – the paperwork that you will need is a bit different than what you need when shipping from one U.S. state to another. This is because your vehicle will be traveling over international waters. Shipments to Alaska and Hawaii may require proof of ownership of the vehicle or some other type of confirmation that you are authorized to ship said vehicle.

It also takes a lot longer to get a vehicle shipped, as it will need to be trucked either to or from the mainland port in the United States, so make sure that you have all your ducks in a row prior to the vehicle being picked up. This includes having all the paperwork you need, as well as all the funds. Payment up front is generally required with overseas shipments, as several different companies are involved in such a logistically-complicated shipment, so make sure you have it ready to go – it’s often much higher than standard shipments among the contiguous U.S. as well.

If you are interested in overseas auto shipping services, take a minute to fill out our free online vehicle shipping quote request form. It takes only a minute from start to finish and you can get quotes to ship from or to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, the American Samoan Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As mentioned, you cannot get quotes from our form for international shipping, but anything else U.S.-related we can help you with. You’ll get quotes from some of the best auto transport companies, and we clear all of them for dependability and reliability, and we also make sure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have questions about our services, the quotes you will receive, overseas transportation services, or just need some help getting your quotes, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent.