Auto Shipping to Manchester, New Hampshire
Manchester is a city located in Hillsborough County in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. The largest city in the state, it is currently home to over 110,000 residents, and anchors the Manchester metropolitan area, which in turn is part of the larger Northeast megalopolis. Manchester as a city was founded by Samuel Blodget, a merchant and inventor who envisioned Manchester, New Hampshire as an industrial mecca similar to that of Manchester, England, which at the time was the largest industrialized city in the world. Its location along the Merrimack River helped the city to grow, and while it never did rival Manchester, England in terms of size the New Hampshire version did play a major role in the industrialization of the United States. Today, like most industrialized cities, Manchester is in the midst of economic change, as deindustrialization hit the city hard during the mid-to-late 20th century. Now, the city’s economy is based more on retail and other service-based industries such as education, healthcare, and technology. Manchester is often listed on lists of best cities and most affordable cities, as well as lists that discuss best cities to raise a family and start a business.
Like many cities in northern New England, Manchester is not the friendliest of places for auto shipping companies. Relatively isolated, with only one major interstate going in and out, Manchester isn’t surrounded by other metropolitan areas and it’s not all that popular among customers, which makes it more difficult for auto transport companies to actually make money on routes that include Manchester or other parts of New Hampshire. North of Manchester the only “big” cities are Concord, New Hampshire and Montpelier, Vermont, which are even less attractive for auto shippers than Manchester. Aside from Boston, really, there aren’t a lot of places in New England that auto transport drivers want to go, and this is really regardless of the time of year. This tends to result in increased prices for customers as well as longer wait times for pickup; since there are few carriers willing to travel those routes, many times customers are stuck waiting for them to come back around to New England, which can take days or even weeks.
During the winter months you’ll be even more hard-pressed to find shipping services because Manchester sees a lot of snow. Average snowfall during the winter is about a foot per month; this much accumulation can make it almost impossible for shippers to drive their big trucks up that far safely. Since most shippers tend to keep their trucks as full as possible, the insurance claims on a lost truck due to ice or snow – and there are a lot of mountainous areas around Manchester and northern New Hampshire – could result in the entire company folding. Rather than take that risk, shippers try to avoid the area altogether. You’d likely find better results, regardless of the time of year, by shipping to Boston, which is about 60 miles or so south of Manchester. More shippers are willing to go to the Boston metro area, which can lower your price and also speed up your date of pickup. If you’re interested in shipping to or from Manchester and need quotes, you can fill out our free online quote form and get multiple free quotes e-mailed to you within about an hour. You can also call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, who can answer your questions and get you free quotes to ship your vehicle today.