American Samoa 1 Shipping a Vehicle to American SamoaLike with most overseas shipments, shipping a vehicle to American Samoa can be difficult. It’s a little island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and it doesn’t see a lot of demand from customers. The island is part of the larger Samoan Islands chain, but the American portion is only home to 55,200 residents. So as it stands, there’s not a lot of demand for auto transport services to or from American Samoa. But it’s still an overseas U.S. territory and as such someone has to be able to get freight there.

Alright, so how does shipping a vehicle to American Samoa work?

Really, it works just like any other overseas shipment. If you’re unfamiliar with how the process works, read a quick overview about it here. We have quite a few different blogs and articles about the subject, and you can also read more specific information via our search bar. That said, American Samoa is not Hawaii or Alaska, and few companies actually go there to begin with. But it’ll still be much the same as any other shipment – your vehicle will need to be shipped to the port, often on the west coast. From there, it’ll need to wait until the cargo ship is ready to load it. Then it’ll depart for American Samoa.

This is going to be expensive, huh?

Most likely. It’s because there are extra steps that are necessary for any shipment overseas. For starters, it has to get to the port, and unless you’re willing to drive it there yourself it’s going to need to be shipped. That means working first with an overland carrier with a big transport truck. You know, the common ones. Once it’s at the port, it’ll need to be handled by an expert in shipping freight overseas. And all that is going to be coordinated by a broker, which should be your first stop when searching for a company to handle your goods.

How can I save money shipping my car to American Samoa?

While we can’t guarantee it’s going to be feasible for your budget, we do recommend you get some quotes to ship your car. Shipping a vehicle to American Samoa is hard enough as it is, but if you don’t know prices it can be even harder to budget and prepare. This is why we recommend you fill out our free quote form. It’s free, easy, and we work with the few companies that can actually ship to American Samoa. You can get multiple quotes from different shippers, compare and contrast prices, and find the right shipper for you. We make sure each company you get a quote from is fully licensed and bonded, after all. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents any time at 800-930-7417.

Durham NC 1 Car Shipping to Durham, North CarolinaDurham is a city in and also the county seat of Durham County, in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is currently home to a population of over 251,900 residents, making it the fourth-largest city in the state. Car shipping to Durham is usually fairly easy to find considering how large it is – and there’s three cities in the state larger than it! Auto transporters like to run routes to and from big cities, and even more so if they’re close to other major cities. North Carolina has several of them, so it’s not surprising that carriers like the region. This bodes well for both your prices and your services.

So you’re saying car shipping to Durham is popular?

That’s basically what we’re saying, in a nutshell. Of course, the auto transport industry is fairly niche, so it’s not like there’s a billion carriers on the road as is. But they’re constantly running routes to and from major cities, and those cities get even more popular if they’re anchoring metropolitan area. Durham is the core of the Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to over 542,700 residents and spans four counties. This draws more carriers because there’s more potential customers in the area. This makes the route more profitable for the carrier, which means better prices for you.

So car shipping to Durham is cheap then?

Well, it’s not the most expensive place to ship a car, that’s for sure. North Carolina is relatively easy to get to and from for carriers, which means they can get to it quickly. Once they’re in the state, they can easily hit major cities such as Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, and Durham thanks to the interstates. Notable interstates include I-40 and I-85, but perhaps even more importantly is its location just northwest of Raleigh. Raleigh is one of the most popular vehicle shipping locations on the east coast, and carriers can stop in Durham, pickup or deliver a few cars, go to Raleigh, then be on their way somewhere else, all within a single day. That’s pretty solid.

Alright, tell me about quotes to ship to Durham.

If you’re interested in getting free quotes to ship your car to Durham, North Carolina, fill out our quote form. It’s free and easy, won’t take more than a minute, and will net you free quotes from top car shippers. We clear every company you get a quote from and we make sure they’re all fully licensed and bonded. But we also go a step further and make sure that those companies only work with professional, dependable carriers. They’ll email you your quotes within minutes, and they can explain their services in more detail. Should you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact one of our representatives any time at 800-930-7417.

 

Carrier 12 300x225 How Long Does Auto Transport Take?The question “how long does auto transport take” is kind of a hard question to answer, as it really depends on a number of different factors. How long it takes to ship your vehicle will depend on a number of factors. These factors include where you are shipping from and to, the type of vehicle you need shipped, and the time of year. We’re going to break these down a bit in the following sections to help you truly understand how long it can take to ship a car.

So…how long does auto transport take, then?

Look, there’s no one answer. Every customer is different. A shipment of five hundred miles may only take two or three days, while a shipment of three thousand miles can take two weeks or more. But transit time is not the only metric when it comes to determining how long it’s going to take to ship a car. You also have to factor in your pickup and delivery windows, as those will add time to the overall shipment. Some areas, like big cities and sprawling metropolitan areas, have short pickup windows. Rural areas tend to take longer to find a carrier for, as they are less popular among carriers to begin with.

So these things will impact my price then, huh?

Well, maybe and maybe not. Typically, the longer the shipment, the more time it will take and the more expensive it will be. When you ask a question like “how long does auto transport take” you need to think about the route. But…yes, on the whole, the longer a shipment, time-wise, the more it’ll cost. Carriers need to profit quickly on routes – if they spend too long between deliveries, they’re going to end up losing money. We highly recommend you speak to an agent for more.

Alright, let’s talk quotes.

If you’re interested in shipping your car, truck or SUV, or any other vehicle, fill out our free quote form. Seriously, it’s completely free, and it’s pretty easy, too. All you need to do is fill it out and submit it – you’ll get free quotes emailed to you from top car transportation companies. We clear each and every company you get quotes from for dependability and reliability ahead of time. This includes making sure each is fully licensed, bonded and also insured. You can talk to their agents to see how long it’ll take to ship your car, too. And if you have questions, don’t hesitate to call us any time at 800-930-7417.

Terminal 2 Use Terminal Car Shipping Only if You Need ToA lot of people like the idea of terminal car shipping. It’s cheaper than standard shipping, you just drop your car off and you’re good. But there are some truths that you may be unaware of when you ship a car terminal to terminal, and we’re going to explain some of them today. To start, most smaller cities don’t even have a terminal. They’re typically only located in major cities, and many times share space at an airport terminal, believe it or not. Many of them are not well secured, and some are simply open lots. This can prove problematic, wouldn’t you say?

Is Terminal Car Shipping Unsafe?

Now, we’re not saying that. We are saying, however, that you should proceed with caution when using terminal car shipping services. It is true that it’s generally cheaper than door to door service, but it definitely is less secure. For starters, you lose the ability to do a pickup and delivery inspection. Sure, some terminals let you inspect the car with someone at the terminal. But most don’t. That, and the fact that you won’t be there to sign off on the Bill of Lading. And that’s a real problem. If there is no one at the terminal, the carrier can simply pick it up and fill out the BoL themselves. This can result in unreported damages, which means they won’t be covered by the carrier’s insurance.

But isn’t that fraud?

Yes and no. On the one hand, carriers can’t just falsify a Bill of Lading. They have to provide an inspection report and sign off on it. But it’s not unheard of for a carrier to get lazy and simply do everything at delivery. They can’t get away with that when you ship door to door because you’re there to oversee both loading and unloading, and you sign off on the Bill of Lading before they load it. Not so with terminal car shipping. Now, we don’t want to scare you – the companies that do this are rare indeed. But couple that with lack of security at the terminal itself, and the fact that cars tend to sit longer waiting for pickup when they’re shipped terminal, and you end up with a lot of ingredients for a bad car shipping experience.

How do I avoid a bad shipping experience?

The best way to go about it is to get multiple free quotes from experience, reliable car transport companies before you make any decisions. You can do this for free right here – just fill out and submit our free quote request form. You’ll get free quotes from top auto transporters, and they can explain the differences between door to door and terminal shipping in more detail. But more than that, your quotes come from honest, reputable and reliable shipping companies. Those are companies we clear for dependability and reliability. We make sure each is fully licensed and bonded and that they only work with top-rated and insured carriers. And if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-930-7417.

Dover 1 300x187 Household Moving to Dover, DelawareDover is a city in, as well as the capital of, the U.S. state of Delaware. It is also home to a population of over 36,000 residents, making it the second-largest city in the state, after Wilmington. This makes it a lot easier to find both auto transport and household moving to Dover, though Wilmington, which is larger and easier to access, is more popular for both. That said, you shouldn’t have that hard a time finding moving quotes and services to or from Dover, especially if you keep reading and learn more about it.

So…household moving to Dover isn’t all that popular?

It’s not that it’s not popular, it’s that the city is small and simply doesn’t attract much traffic, either for car shippers or household movers. Moving is much different than shipping a car; it requires more time, more money and more energy, and it’s a lot more expensive. But still, moving companies have the same basic pricing structure as car shippers. That is, they still price based on where you’re shipping from and to and what you’re shipping. Weight still plays a role in your price, though with household moving it’s going to be a lot more expensive. They also try to stick to the fastest routes possible, and those areas that are harder to get to tend to be more expensive.

Is it really that hard to find household moving to Dover?

No, but at the same time there are a lot of areas that are more popular than Dover. This includes Wilmington, to the north. However, moving companies can’t just meet you an hour or two from your house like a car shipper can. They have to get to your door, and if they can’t they’ll have to contract with a local mover with smaller trucks. Chances are Dover won’t have this problem, on account of its size. Still, though, the carrier has to get there, and they’re probably going to increase the price considering they have to drive into the depths of Delaware. It won’t be impossible, but expect prices to be slightly higher than average.

Can I get some quotes before I decide?

Not only can you, but we highly recommend you get multiple quotes for household moving to Dover. It’s important to compare prices and services and find the right moving company for you. Take a look at our household moving articles section. Not only is it chock-full of information for you, but it’s also where you can find our dedicated moving quote form. It’s free and easy, takes only a minute, and will net you quotes in your email inbox from some of the best interstate movers in the industry. You can also get free moving quotes in addition to free car shipping quotes, should you need both. You can get those via our free auto transport quote form, right to the left. And as always, if you have questions or concerns, contact one of our agents at 800-930-7417 any time.