Across the Map: New York Vehicle Shipping Services
The state of New York is the 27th largest state in the U.S. in terms of total area, and currently has a total population of 19.6 million residents, good for third-largest in the U.S. by total population. It is also the seventh-most densely populated state in the United States. New York state has been around since the 17th century, though at the time it was not a state like it is today; the Dutch founded a fort near what is present-day Albany, and New York City – the largest city in the state and the largest in the U.S. – began as New Amsterdam. The region became the colony of New Netherland, which the British Empire gained control of in the 1660’s. You can read more about New York State via the state’s official website.
Despite being the 27th largest state in total area, New York is still a fairly large state. It has three distinct regions (though unofficial) – New York City, which sits at the far southeast corner; western New York, which is where the Buffalo-Rochester-Syracuse area sits on the southern banks of Lake Ontario, and Upstate New York, which includes the Adirondacks as well as cities such as Albany (though technically in east-central New York State) and Plattsburgh. This can make it difficult for shippers to get into and out of New York State, as much of the interior of the state is made up of small towns and dense forest, which makes it more difficult for them to run reliable routes through the interior of the state. Most shippers will go to New York City, as ease of access to the metro area is much easier than upstate New York or western New York, though shippers will go just about anywhere if the pay is high enough.
Weather systems can wreak havoc on New York State, though, particularly in the winter months. Shipments to western New York are easier done in the summer as opposed to the winter, as snow is incredibly common in the depths of the winter season, particularly in the Buffalo-Rochester-Syracuse region thanks to Lake Ontario. Cold winds come from the north and blow over the lake, chilling the air more and bringing heavy clouds that dump rain – which, thanks to the cold air over the lake, gets dumped right on the area. It’s not uncommon to see storms bury Buffalo under a foot of snow or more during the winter. Upstate New York, too, sees a lot of snow in the winter months. When shipping to or from New York in the winter, you should keep an eye on the weather reports and be prepared for delays and higher prices as a result. You can learn more about transporting a vehicle to or from New York via our auto transport to or from New York article.