Across the Map: Nevada Car Shipping Services

NevadaThe state of Nevada is the seventh largest state in the U.S. by total area, yet ranks 42nd in terms of total population and 35th in terms of population density. In other words, Nevada is a large state geographically but much of it is uninhabited; there are only a few spots of denser population, primarily in the Las Vegas/Henderson area and the Reno area, though the former is much more popular than the latter. Originally part of the Utah Territory after being ceded to the U.S. from Mexico in 1848, the discovery of the Comstock Lode and the subsequent gold and silver rush prompted Congress to carve the Nevada Territory out of Utah in 1861, which was granted statehood in 1864. For more information about Nevada, you can visit the state’s official website here.

Because of its low population density and large total area, Nevada is not considered an easy state to ship vehicles into or out of, at least by auto transport companies. As mentioned, there are really only two major metro areas in Las Vegas and Reno, and those are isolated in the middle of the desert, far away from any other major metro areas. Las Vegas is a popular shipping destination, particularly in the summer months when car shows are common and people are looking at showing them off. Though it has two east-west interstates running through it – I-15 services Las Vegas in the south, and I-80 services Reno in the north – they are not connected by a major interstate within Nevada, which makes it even more difficult for shippers to maneuver within the state of Nevada.

Of course, this isn’t the end-all, be-all when it comes to shipping a vehicle to or from Nevada; it’s really only going to affect your price. Shipping into or out of Nevada can be sort of a crapshoot unless you’re spending a bit more than the average, because many auto transporters aren’t going to want to go through Nevada unless they’re making enough on the route. It’s a tough route because of the lack of people, and the east-west interstates have a lot of nothing connecting the metro areas of Reno or Las Vegas to any others in the state or, really, even the region. Keep this in mind when transporting to or from the state and you’ll be okay. For more information regarding shipping to or from Nevada, read our helpful auto transport to or from Nevada article, and you can also call our toll-free telephone number to speak to one of our live agents at any time.

Auto Transport Services to New Haven, CT

Auto Transport Services to New Haven, CTThe city of New Haven is the second-largest in the state of Connecticut, after Bridgeport, and is currently home to over 130,000 residents. It anchors the Greater New Haven metropolitan area, which is home to over 862,000. New Haven was founded in 1638 and was a political and religious refuge for English Puritans escaping persecution from the religious leaders of Britain at the time. The city’s downtown was plotted in 1639 in a four-by-four grid and was known as the Nine-Square Plan; the design was so practical that it has since been deemed a national planning landmark. New Haven is located along the southern coastline of Connecticut, and you can learn more about the city by visiting New Haven’s official website.

Most auto transportation services to and from New Haven are achieved via Interstate 95, which runs north-south through the city. I-95 is one of the busiest interstates in the region, as it connects some of the largest cities and metro areas on the east coast including Boston, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Richmond, as well as larger cities further south like Jacksonville, Orlando and Miami. Because it passes through some of the biggest cities in the country, it’s a popular interstate for private and commercial vehicles, and auto transport to and from New Haven is actually cheaper as a result. Shipping from the southern states, or even from a city that can connect to I-95, will help the cause tremendously, though you’ll likely find that prices to and from areas directly west or north of the city may be more expensive to ship to or from as there are only state highways connecting them, particularly the various smaller areas in Connecticut.

Connecticut is also known for its harsh winter weather, which can adversely affect prices both to and from the state. During the fall and early winter months, before the heavy snows of January and February tend to hit, prices out of New Haven will likely be lower as many people end up shipping down south for the winter. This is known as snowbird season, as the people shipping down south follow the same migratory patterns as birds that migrate during the fall and winter. Shipments down to Georgia and Florida are typically much lower during this time than any other, though prices to the western parts of the country will likely be the same during the fall and rise significantly during the winter months. If you’re looking for free auto transport quotes to or from New Haven, you can fill out our free online quote form and get multiple quotes e-mailed to you within the hour. You can also call our toll-free telephone number to speak to one of our live agents for more information and you can also read more about shipping to or from New Haven via this helpful article.

Auto Transport by Region: The West South Central States

Auto Transport by Region: The Wets South Central StatesThe West South Central region is a region comprised of four U.S. states – Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The largest and most expansive by far is Texas, and as such it acts as almost a hub for the entire region. Home to over 30 million residents, the West South Central is a major part of the United States and its economy, particularly Texas as it is one of the most important states in terms of economics, as it is home to several major ports along the Gulf of Mexico, is rich with oil, and is one of the fastest-growing states in the country with a diverse economic landscape composed partly of financing and banking, healthcare, insurance, and so much more. Louisiana, too, has an important role to play in the West South Central, particularly the port city of New Orleans.

Transporting a vehicle into the region can be tricky depending on where you’re shipping to, but like most everywhere else in the country it helps your cause to ship to major metro areas within the region as opposed to somewhere small and hard to get to. Texas, for instance, is huge, and is home to two cities that are in the Top 10 largest cities in the U.S., but there’s also a lot of Texas that is barren and inhospitable – and, therefore, uninhabited. Uninhabited areas suck for transporters because it’s just part of the drive, there’s nowhere they can stop to find new customers, even in the small, rinky-dink towns in west Texas. In fact the west south central states are all like Texas – large, but with only a few scattered population centers. The rest is simply uninhabited land, generally cut up by freeways and the like.

Speaking of freeways, there are several major interstates that service the West South Central states, most notably I-10, I-20 and I-40, three major east-west interstates that work to provide access to most major metro areas in the region. I-10 is the most southern interstate in the region, running through western and southern Texas and also through southern Louisiana. I-20 runs through northern Texas and provides access to major cities in the northern parts of the state, while I-40 runs through Oklahoma and into Arkansas. Several north-south interstates also service the region, including I-35 in Texas and Oklahoma and I-49 in Louisiana and Arkansas. If you’re looking for more information on the region, you can read about the individual states via our Auto Transport States directory, and if you need quotes to ship a vehicle to or from a city in the region you can always call us toll-free to discuss it with a live agent.

Avoiding the Auto Transport Refund Runaround

Dollar Sign 2Shipping a vehicle is a time consuming and expensive process, and we’ve never backed down from that statement. It’s true – it’s a stressful operation, particularly on shipments over long distances, as you’re left without your vehicle for days or even weeks while it’s being shipped across the country. But sometimes things just don’t work out with your shipping company, and instead of stressing about when your vehicle will arrive at the destination, you’re sitting there fretting because it hasn’t even been picked up yet. So instead of waiting another two weeks for no one to pick your vehicle up, you decide to cancel your order, for which you’ve already paid a deposit of around $200, and try your luck somewhere else – after you’ve received your refund.

Most auto transport companies will refund any monies paid to them immediately if you cancel before your vehicle is picked up, but then again there are literally thousands of companies out there all wanting to ship your car, and they all have different refund policies – and some of them don’t really want to refund your money in the first place, particularly if you paid for the whole order up front because that’s quite a chunk of change to just send back out after collecting it. Auto transport companies generally have no more than ten people in their office, and those are the larger ones. Many are small businesses and money can get tight considering how much overhead actually goes into running and maintaining an auto transport brokerage. They don’t like giving out refunds because they only get paid if they move your vehicle. Cancellations can be a death blow for auto shipping companies.

However, that’s not your responsibility or your worry. You do what you have to do. If you’re concerned that your vehicle will not be shipped with your current company and want to cancel, you should always make sure to review your shippers’ refund and cancellation policies in their terms and conditions. You really should read them thoroughly before you even book, because their terms will give you the best idea as to how their operate their business and the types of businesses practices they…well, you know, practice. If you’re looking for companies that won’t give you the runaround, fill out our free quote form and get multiple free quotes from reputable and reliable companies that are screened for honesty ahead of time. We make sure our advertisers are open and honest with their customers, and their reviews on Transport Reviews say it all. If you’re looking for more information, give us a call and speak to one of our live auto transport experts who can answer any auto transport-related question you may have.

How Household Moving Quotes are Calculated

How Household Moving Quotes are CalculatedHousehold moving quotes are a bit different from simple auto transport quotes because there’s a lot more involved in the moving aspect than just a vehicle. A car is easy to quote – they all come in specific makes and models and change only slightly from year to year. Sure, there are many differences in price between a small coupe and a large pickup truck, but that has everything to do with weight and the size of the vehicle. Household moving quotes are similar in the sense that they are based heavily on the weight of your household goods and the overall size of the move – in other words, not just weight but also quantity.

Of course, any quote that you get online should be taken with a grain of salt, because online quotes cannot get accurate enough with the information they are given. On our household moving quote form, you can enter in how many bedrooms’ worth of material you are transporting, as most household moves tend to fall within average price ranges based on how many bedrooms are involved in the move. Typically, with quotes like this, your household moving company will do an initial pricing based on where you are shipping from and to and how much stuff you’re moving. Nothing should be finalized until someone actually comes out to your home and does a real estimate of the weight of your goods.

Household moving quotes are not set in stone at this stage. When you fill out our free online quote form and get your free quotes in your e-mail, you’re essentially just looking at estimates. At that point there is no obligation to book your move with any of those companies; you’re basically just getting some information and getting a general idea of the range of prices you should be looking at. Getting quotes is the most important step you can take on your household moving journey, and you want to make sure that you get a good idea of what you’re going to finally pay. Make sure that you are up front with all your information; lying about what you’re shipping or where you’re moving from and to is only going to make things harder for you because it’s going to make things harder on the shipping company. If you have questions or concerns about how household moving quotes are calculated, or just need some more information about the whole process, feel free to call us at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents. They can help answer your questions as well as get you your free household moving quotes.

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