Car Transport to NewarkNewark is a city located in New Castle County, in the U.S. state of Delaware. The city is currently home to a population of over 31,400 residents, making it the third-largest city in Delaware by population, after Wilmington and Dover. Newark has been settled since 1694, though the town was not officially established until 1758. Schools played a major role in the initial development and growth of Newark, especially the founding of Delaware College in 1833. Delaware College, today, is known as the University of Delaware, one of the largest public universities in the entire state. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Newark – like much of Delaware – turned into a manufacturing powerhouse. Newark was known for the Chrysler Newark Assembly plant, built in 1951; though closed in 2008, the plant was a mainstay in Newark for a long time and was the crown jewel of the city’s manufacturing sector.

Newark sits about 12 miles west-southwest of Wilmington, the largest city by population in all of Delaware. This makes it a lot easier for auto shipping companies and carriers to quickly and easily get into and out of the area without having to spend a lot of time driving along sub-optimal routes. By sticking to major cities and metropolitan areas, auto shipping carriers ultimately save money on each shipment since they don’t have to travel as far for each customer. This helps keep their overhead – namely how much they pay for fuel – a lot lower, and since they don’t have to shell out so much money to transport a vehicle, they end up passing the savings on to you and trying to find more ways to get more customers to ship with them.

It also helps tremendously that Newark sits right along Interstate 95, a major north-south interstate highway in the eastern U.S. and perhaps one of the most heavily-traveled interstate highways in the entire country. It’s really helpful due to the fact that auto shipping companies prefer to run routes through major cities and metro areas along major interstate highways, since that is the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way into and out of most popular auto shipping areas in the entire United States. Delaware on the whole is not a popular vehicle shipping location, but since it allows access to some of the largest car transport markets in the country you shouldn’t be afraid of high prices or long delays in getting your vehicle picked up, transported or delivered, as Newark is right on the way for many carriers.

If you’re interested in auto shipping services to or from Newark, Delaware, take a minute to fill out our free online car transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top-rated car transport companies over the course of the hour, with the first arriving minutes after submitting our free quote form. Compare prices and services, talk to live agents and get a real feel for those transporters before you ever book. The quotes are free, there’s no obligation to choose a company and you can discuss your shipment with real people before you book. If you have questions about our services, or 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.

direct carrier auto transport quotesInsurance is pretty important regardless of what it’s for. If you don’t have health insurance, for instance, you usually end up paying hundreds upon thousands of dollars at the doctor’s office for even the most routine of visits. If you don’t have homeowner’s insurance, you end up footing the bill should something catastrophic happen. If you don’t have car insurance, you usually end up paying the repair costs for everyone – especially if it’s your fault. But is there any industry that offers insurance where it’s not necessary? Surely there must be – phone insurance, for instance (something this blogger knows about firsthand) is a complete ripoff and a waste of time. But car transport insurance? Surely that’s a waste of money too, right?

Not so fast. In the auto transport industry, insurance is actually required by law. To say it is not important to the shipment of your vehicle is definitely a false statement, and in this blog we’re going to dispel some of the rumors of why car transport insurance isn’t needed. To start, most carriers on the road today are of the “open” persuasion – that means that their cargo trailer exposes the vehicles they ship to the elements, which can result in errant rocks and debris getting kicked up off the road and into the trailer, which could damage the vehicles they haul. What about accidents? Car transport companies are not immune to automobile accidents, though to be fair they tend to dish out a lot more damage than they take, which helps a bit.

Still, damage, while not entirely common, all things considered, is still prevalent enough to warrant requiring car transport insurance on every carrier operating on a U.S. road today. Transportation insurance is required by law, as mentioned, so every car shipper will have it – you can’t opt out of car transport insurance, either (and any company that charges extra for insurance is a scam artist, because insurance is considered a part of the total cost of shipping your vehicle and will not be an additional charge). You can, of course, request any insurance documentation and certification from your broker or your carrier – both are required to have a copy of the truck’s insurance policy before the vehicle is picked up. We recommend perusing their insurance policy and getting clarification on anything you may not understand, as auto transport insurance does work a bit differently from standard automobile or homeowner’s insurance policies.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from anywhere in the United States, and are interested in getting some quotes to get you started, you should take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top-rated car transport companies absolutely free of charge; they’ll come in over the course of the hour, usually beginning to show up minutes after submission. Compare quotes and services and talk to live agents in your quest to find the right car shipping company for your needs. If you have questions about our services, or simply need some help getting your quotes or understanding the industry in general, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.

Sample Bill of LadingIf there’s one thing that our capitalistic society has perfected, it’s paperwork. In any and almost every aspect of life, paperwork is required to do just about anything. Want to buy a car? Gotta fill out the paperwork! Signing up for a credit card? Gotta put your John Hancock on a contract of some kind or other. As a society, we run on paperwork, and just about every single transaction and agreement between two parties has to be written out, signed, stamped, dated, the whole nine yards. That’s what makes the auto transport industry so much different – while you will have to sign some paperwork (the terms and conditions when you book your order, to be more specific, and also the bill of lading – but that’s a subject for another blog post), on the whole you actually won’t need all that much.

People ask a lot about whether or not they need things like the title of the vehicle or proof of registration when they are shipping a vehicle, and the simple answer is no. The main reason as to why is the fact that there are a lot of different people and businesses that need to ship vehicles, and not all of them are in a position to even have the title of the vehicle on them. Junk cars, for instance, or vehicles that are destined for dismantling or scrap metal – those vehicles are often abandoned, with no paperwork attached to them whatsoever, and are in no fit state to repair but they can’t just sit where they’re at. And for those that are going to be repaired, well – they have to get to the person buying them somehow, even if there is no title or registration.

There are so many different instances of vehicles actively not having the appropriate paperwork on them that requiring said paperwork in order to ship a vehicle would be ludicrous. The main ways that car transporters ensure that they ship the right vehicle for the right customer is to keep an eye on VIN numbers – oftentimes, a VIN number will be required before the vehicle can be picked up, and many companies will ask for the vehicle submodel and also the license plate number and the color of the vehicle.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from anywhere in the United States, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top-rated car transport companies absolutely free of charge. It takes only a minute to fill it out, and once you do, you’ll receive your free quotes in under an hour, with the first arriving just minutes after submitting the free quote form. Once you have your quotes you can begin to compare those companies against each other, including their prices and services and what they can do for you, in order to find the right shipper for your specific needs. If you have questions about our services, or if you need some help getting your quotes, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents today.

Bridgeport 2Bridgeport is a city in Fairfield County and, with a population of over 144,200 total residents, is the largest city by population in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Settled as early as the 1640’s, Bridgeport grew into a center of shipbuilding and trade during the 18th century and turned into a major industrialized city during the 19th century. Up until the 1970’s Bridgeport was a major industrial center in the United States, but following rapid deindustrialization and urban flight to the suburbs, the city’s population saw stark decline along with a rise in crime rates. However, today the city is flourishing and has been attracting new residents, and is rapidly becoming a popular household moving location within Connecticut.

Bridgeport anchors the Bridgeport Metropolitan Statistical Area, which sits inside the Greater New York Area. This makes Bridgeport a popular car transport and household moving location among companies in those industries as it is typically easy to get into and out of the city and its various suburbs. The Bridgeport metro area isn’t the largest in New England, but it is the largest in Connecticut and as such tends to be a more popular moving location, at least among household movers. Customers are finding renewed interest in Bridgeport, however, thanks to the city’s renewed beautification projects, which has been helping cull household moving prices into and out of the area over the past few years.

Bridgeport sits along I-95, which is the main thoroughfare up and down the east coast. This makes Bridgeport more accessible for household moving companies, but during the winter months you’ll likely find delays in household moving, and not to mention higher prices. This is because Bridgeport sees severe winter weather almost every winter season, with snow and ice prevalent from November through February and March. Household moving companies have a harder time moving through areas that see winter weather every year, so if you’re looking to move and are trying to get good prices, the fall and spring tend to be the best times to move. Of course, not everyone can choose when they move, so if you’re stuck moving during the winter months expect to pay higher prices than during the fall.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Bridgeport, or anywhere in the Bridgeport area, take a minute to visit our Household Moving Articles page and fill out the dedicated household moving quote request form there. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free household moving quotes completely free of charge; they’ll be emailed to you by top-rated household moving companies that we ensure are dependable, reliable, and fully licensed and insured. You can also fill out our free online auto transport quote request form if you’d like, and get quotes for both car shipping and household goods transportation services in one fell swoop – the car transport quotes will come in the same way as the moving quotes, over the course of the next hour or two. And, as always, if you have questions about our services or need some help getting your free quotes, don’t hesitate to give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our own live agents.

Stamford 2Stamford is a city located in Fairfield County, in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is currently home to a population of over 128,000 residents, which makes it the third-largest city in the entire state. Stamford is not just the third-largest city in the state of Connecticut; it is also the seventh-largest city by population in all of New England. Economically, Stamford is one of the most affluent cities in Connecticut; it is currently home to four Fortune 500 Companies and a whopping nine Fortune 1000 Companies, and as a result its financial district is one of the largest in the entire United States outside of New York City.

Stamford sits close to several larger cities in Connecticut including Greenwich, Norwalk and Bridgeport. Sitting near the southwestern corner of Connecticut, Stamford also sits close to New York City proper, which is really useful when it comes to transporting a vehicle into or out of the Stamford area. It’s considered a part of the Greater New York area, which is good news for you as car shipping companies prefer to run routes into and out of major metropolitan areas surrounding major cities – and it doesn’t get much more major than New York, which is the largest city proper and anchor of the largest metro area in the entire United States. You may be able to save some money by moving your pickup or delivery location out of Stamford and closer to New York proper, though it’ll likely be best to speak to your auto transport agent about it.

The main interstate that services Stamford is Interstate 95, which is one of the most heavily traveled interstate highways in the entire country. This actually helps keep prices into and out of Stamford lower than they would be if car transport carriers had to rely on state highways or even surface streets to get from area to area. While Stamford proper is not an incredibly popular car transport location, due to the fact that not a lot of people are searching for shipping services to or from the city, it still sits within the New York metro area, as mentioned, which does help the cause significantly. As we said, it may be cheaper and faster to move your pickup or delivery location further south, as the more north carriers have to go the more expensive it usually ends up being, but you’ll want to talk to your car shipping agent about it.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Stamford, Connecticut, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top-rated, licensed, bonded and insured car transportation companies absolutely free of charge. We clear all those shippers for dependability and reliability, which means you’ll get quotes from only the best car transport companies in the industry. If you’re more interested in getting some questions answered, or if you simply need some help filling out our free form or getting your free quotes, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live, friendly agents.