Auto Shipping by Region: New England
The New England region of the United States is one of the oldest in terms of European colonial settlement. Comprised of six states, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, the region has had a profound effect on the growth and development of the United States, starting with the beginnings of the American Revolution in the late 18th century. New England has been at the forefront of cultural, technological, economic and industrial innovations for almost four hundred years. Much of this stems from the fact that five of the six states that make up New England rely heavily on the Atlantic Ocean, be it via trade or via fishing or shipbuilding. Located in the far northeastern reaches of the U.S., New England has developed differently from the rest of the country due to its geographically isolated nature.
When transporting a vehicle to or from New England you should be aware of the demographics of the region. Boston is the main economic and cultural center of the region, as well as its largest city. In a region that includes six states, Boston is naturally going to be the easiest and cheapest location to ship a vehicle from or to. New England, because of its isolation, is not the easiest region to ship vehicles from, to and within, particularly the far-northern states such as Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. With low populations, low population densities, and little infrastructure to support interstate auto transportation outside of the major metro areas, New England is one of the more difficult areas for transportation companies to ship vehicles to and from. This does not mean it’s impossible, but does mean that some times of the year will be inherently easier to ship during than others.
When shipping to New England the cheapest times of the year are generally the spring and summer, as that’s when customers known as snowbirds are looking for car transport services back north. Snowbirds typically ship their vehicles from New England down to Florida or other areas of the Gulf Coast to ride out the severe winter weather that pervades New England during that time of the year. Florida winters are much more mild than Connecticut winters, so when people are shipping vehicles south for the winter many carriers are offering deals in order to fill their trucks quickly. It’s easier to give a per-car discount to ten different cars if they’re all going from one region to another, because it’s just a straight shot down I-95. But there are times when shipping to or from New England can be difficult, which is why we recommend contacting your representative to talk about when the best times to ship to or from New England will be. For multiple quotes to ship to or from any New England city, you can fill out our free online quote request form; if you have additional questions, feel free to call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to our live car shipping expert.