Auto Transport Services to Hartford, CT
Hartford is the state capital of the entire state of Connecticut and was once the county seat of Hartford County, until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960. Home to a population of over 124,700 residents, Hartford ranks as the fourth-largest city in Connecticut by total population, but what it lakes in people it makes up for by being the capital of the entire state. Hartford today is known as the “Insurance Capital of the World,” mainly due to the fact that so many national and international insurance corporations are headquartered in Hartford. Once one of the greatest cities in the U.S., Hartford today is much a shadow of its former self, with three out of ten families mired in poverty and a shrinking downtown core that is slowly struggling to break even. Nonetheless, Hartford, like most U.S. cities, is in the midst of a years-long revitalization project that has been underway for some time now.
Hartford anchors the Greater Hartford area, Hartford’s sprawling metropolitan area home to over 1.2 million residents. It spreads across three distinct regions and dozens of counties, making it one of the largest metro areas in the entire New England region. Greater Hartford is closely tied to the economy of Springfield, Massachusetts, which sits just 25 miles away, and is a driving force behind new growth and economic development in Connecticut. Auto transportation services to or from Hartford are made easier by how large its metropolitan area is; with many bedroom communities surrounding the capital, there are usually areas that you can meet a carrier without forcing him to try to navigate the narrow downtown areas or the suburban regions that are hundreds of years old – Hartford is one of the oldest cities in the U.S.
Hartford is located in the middle of Connecticut, which can actually make it less popular for shippers because it sits north of I-95, the main north-south intestate in Connecticut and that runs northeast-southwest along the coast of the state. Hartford is accessible from I-95 – perhaps the most popular auto transport route in the nation, running from Maine to Florida – via I-91, connecting New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield, MA together in one easy-to-navigate line. A smaller, more regional interstate, I-84E (not I-84W in Oregon, Idaho and Utah) services Hartford on an east-west route, ultimately terminating at its junction with I-90 just west of Boston. I-90 is a major transportation corridor connecting Boston to San Francisco, and I-91 also connects with it near Springfield, MA, which usually helps keep prices lower into and out of Hartford.
During the summer months is usually the best time of the year when it comes to shipping into or out of Hartford, since the sun tends to be shining, the weather is warm and access is relatively unrestricted, at least insofar as the weather is concerned. During the fall can be a good time to ship out of Hartford, as that’s the start of the snowbird shipping season – customers heading to Florida or other Gulf states from New England. I-95 is a popular shipping route all the time, but sees even heavier traffic during the fall and winter thanks to all the snowbirds. During the winter months prices can increase due to heavy snows and ice, which can cause delays in pickup or delivery and also deter auto shippers from going there at all. This can increase your pickup windows out of Hartford, so if you’re concerned about it talk to a shipper for more information.
Speaking of, you can get in contact with multiple auto transport companies completely free of charge by filling out our free online quote request form. If you do, your information will be sent to multiple auto shipping companies who will compile quotes based on the information you provided and email them to you within the hour. You can then discuss your prices and services with one of their representatives, either over the phone or through email. From there, you can book with one of those shippers and get your vehicle moved, and we clear all our shippers for dependability and reliability and ensure that they are all five-star rated, upstanding car shippers. If you have further questions, or just need some help getting started on your vehicle shipment, give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents today.