Newark is the largest city in the state of New Jersey by total population and currently sits as the county seat of Essex County, in northeastern New Jersey. Newark has for years been a major transportation and logistics hub along the eastern seaboard, and after the advent of the airplane a major air transportation hub as well. Home to over 277,000 residents, Newark is the second-largest city in the New York metropolitan area, a surprising feat, and sits just eight miles west of Manhattan, one of the most densely populated boroughs of New York City. Originally founded in 1666, the city was organized into a township in 1693 and was granted a Royal Charter in 1713. Newark grew into a major manufacturing center during the 19th century and played a rather influential role in the Civil War, providing munitions and textiles to both sides of the war. The city saw decline with the loss of many major manufacturing centers during the latter half of the 20th century, though today Newark is slowly rebounding thanks to a more diversified economy and focus on crime prevention. Read more about Newark at the city’s official website.
Newark is, by and large, where most auto transportation companies actually ship to when people are trying to ship to New York City, particularly Manhattan. New York City’s streets are incredibly crowded and congested, as well as narrow, and many areas do not allow larger transport trucks like car shippers to actually enter the city proper. Newark is great because it has three major interstates (I-95, I-78 and I-280) as well as many state routes that run through it, giving auto shippers a plethora of access points depending on where they are coming from. Staying along I-95 is typically what most interstate shippers will do, as it’s the most easily accessible route and can take them all the way into Maine, if they so desire. Newark also has a lot of space for auto transporters to maneuver; as a major industrial center of the eastern seaboard, and with a focus on transportation and logistics in terms of its economy, long-haul truckers tend to have an easier time navigating Newark than many other areas in the New York City metropolitan area.
Because of its status as a major shipping hub and a popular drop-off point for shipments to New York City – which itself is one of the most popular auto transportation locations in the United States – shipping to and from Newark is generally cheaper than to other parts of the metro area. Prices tend to go up during the summer months, but this is nationwide; demand for auto transport services during the summer skyrockets, and this includes demand for shipments into and out of New York. Newark does a good job at handling the influx of customers, but it can raise prices to or from, and during the winter months snow can become an issue, causing dangerous driving conditions that carriers want to try to avoid. This too can raise prices, but Newark often suffers from what is known as the “urban heat effect,” which is where ambient temperatures in cities rise due to buildings being close together. Heat radiates from the buildings and causes temperatures to rise in crowded areas, which can actually help snow melt faster. If you’re interested in getting quotes to ship to or from Newark, fill out our free online quote form; you’ll get 6-8 free quotes from top-rated auto transport companies e-mailed to you within about an hour. And, of course, you can call our toll-free telephone number at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live representative without any hassles, automated menus, or hold music.