Newark is a city located in Essex County, New Jersey, of which it is also the county seat. The largest city by population in New Jersey, Newark is home to over 277,000 residents, and it is the largest city in the state as well as the second-largest in the New York City metropolitan area. Newark was originally founded in 1666 by two Connecticut brothers who migrated south toward the New York area at the time. Newark stayed relatively small until the outbreak of the Industrial Revolution; once manufacturing came to Newark, the city’s population and economy drastically changed and expanded, and by 1798 the city had been incorporated as a township, though it would be reincorporated as a city in 1836, and this was the incorporation that set Newark rolling on its path to becoming a major industrial powerhouse. Newark, located just west of New York City proper, is a major part of the New York metro area and sits just west of Jersey City, which in turn sits just west of Manhattan. Newark is a major industrial hub of northeastern New Jersey today and sits at the heart of the Newark metro area, which is a part of the New York metro area but includes areas surrounding it such as Jersey City, Elizabeth, East Orange, Union City, Hoboken, Bayonne, and many, smaller cities.
Newark sits a few miles west of New York City proper, making it a popular alternative to the largest metro area in the United States. You’d be surprised at just how popular New York is when it comes to auto shipping; during the busy season New York is just as popular as Miami, Houston and Chicago, and perhaps even more so than the latter two. But, if you’ve ever been to New York City you’ll know that, on the whole, it’s difficult to get around in and can make a stressful day even harder with its crowded streets, multitude of cars and people, and just the sheer…vastness of it all. Auto shippers prefer running routes into and out of metro areas, don’t get me wrong, but a place like New York City is a place that auto transporters want to go to and avoid at the same time. This is when it’s helpful to have a large metro area with lots of bedroom communities surrounding it: transporters can easily maneuver around the smaller cities of the New York area without having to go into New York proper, making it ideal for customers shipping to or from those bedroom cities anyway.
Auto shippers know that the entire New York metro area is a hotbed for customers, and they want to get in on that action. But how to do that when it’s hard enough to get around the area? The answer, of course, is Newark, and other New Jersey cities. New York City, being so close to the state of New Jersey, has sort of spilled over into the next state, and the connections between the two make all the difference in the world to the auto transport industry. Newark tends to see more auto transport traffic that’s bound for New York City or further upstate as opposed to shipments to Newark themselves, but that’s not surprising considering that Newark’s port is one of the largest on the east coast and a major shipping location on the eastern seaboard; why wouldn’t auto shippers transport their goods to one of the largest shipping cities in the country? If you’re shipping to Newark, talk to a representative about it; they’ll be able to give you the latest and most up-to-date information on all things auto transport to and from New Jersey and Newark and the New York Metro Area, so don’t hesitate! If you need quotes to ship your vehicle, give us a call or fill out our free online quote form; it takes less than two minutes, is completely free, and gets you in contact with reputable, reliable auto shippers free-of-charge. You can also call us at 800-930-7417 for more information or to speak to a live person without any hassles or waiting.