Auto Transport to Burlington, Vermont
Burlington is a city in as well as the county seat of Chittenden County, in the U.S. state of Vermont. Currently home to a population of over 42,400 residents, Burlington is the largest city in the state of Vermont, though it is not the capital of the state (which belongs to Montpelier). Though Burlington has been around since at least 1763, when the very first settlers arrived in the area, it would not be until 1785 and the end of the American Revolutionary War that Burlington was officially organized. Burlington grew into a major lumber and manufacturing center in Vermont, which led to a small population rise. Today, Burlington is the economic focal point of much of Vermont.
Burlington anchors the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan Statistical Area, home to a population of over 213,000 residents spread over three counties; the population count in the metro area accounts for almost a third of Vermont’s total population. This is actually good news if you’re looking to ship a vehicle to or from Burlington, as car shipping companies prefer to run routes into and out of major metropolitan areas and population centers. Of course, Vermont, being one of the smallest and hardest states to get to or from is not a popular shipping area, but insofar as the most popular car shipping areas of the state are concerned, Burlington tops the list.
It helps a bit that I-89 runs through Burlington, but the city’s small size doesn’t do it any favors. Auto transport carriers like to run routes through major cities along major interstates…and Burlington, really, has neither. This has a detrimental effect on your total price and also how quickly you can get a vehicle picked up in or delivered to Burlington, Vermont, because carriers won’t make a large enough profit to keep afloat unless they charge more to ship to or from. It’s a lot easier to ship to Burlington than some of the other, smaller areas of the state, but you may want to discuss your pickup and delivery locations with a live agent to see if there might be somewhere else that is cheaper or may take less time or be more popular among auto transporters.
The weather really doesn’t help, either. Vermont is located in New England, and Burlington sits in the northwestern part of the state, which means that while the spring and summer are generally warm and colorful and full of sunshine, which makes it easier for carriers to get to or from the area, during the fall and winter months the snows start coming, the temperatures drop drastically and everything gets a whole lot more complicated from a car shipping point of view. Snow and ice make for hard traveling, especially when the safety and security of over a hundred grand worth of vehicles is concerned. Talk to an agent for more information about shipping to or from Burlington during the snowy season.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Burlington, Vermont, 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 shipping companies completely free of charge. Once you have your quotes you can then compare those companies against each other to find the one that fits your budget and needs best. If you have questions about our services, the quotes you’ll receive or just need some help getting your free quotes to begin with, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our own live agents, any time.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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