As you likely know, Los Angeles is the largest city in the state of California. Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon. Together, they are two of the largest cities on the west coast, and both are incredibly popular auto transport locations. In fact, car shipping from Los Angeles to Portland is one of the more popular routes up and down the west coast. Granted, Los Angeles is the more popular auto shipping location, and shipments down to Los Angeles tend to be more popular, especially in the summer months. But still, car shipping from Los Angeles to Portland sees enough demand to warrant carriers that almost exclusively run that route, so it’s important to talk about.

Some things to know about car shipping from Los Angeles to Portland

Well, for one, it shouldn’t be hard to find a carrier willing to run the route. Two, there are a lot of suburbs around both Los Angeles and Portland that are also viable shipping locations. So even if you’re shipping from a bedroom community such as Thousand Oaks (outside L.A.) or Gresham (outside Portland), you should see the prices stay the same as they would be if you were shipping out of L.A. or Portland proper.

Most auto shippers are going to simply go up Interstate 5 out of Los Angeles. I-5 connects both Los Angeles and Portland together along one easy-to-travel, high-speed interstate highway. This is great for you because it means carriers have easier access to both areas and can run routes for cheaper if they stick to the coast. And what’s also helpful is the fact that Portland is only 12-16 hours away, depending on the route and additional stops. Make sure to speak to an agent to learn more about car shipping from Los Angeles to Portland, but really, it should be pretty straightforward, all things considered.

Can I get quotes for car shipping from Los Angeles to Portland?

Interested in car shipping from Los Angeles to Portland? If so, make sure to fill out our free quote form. It shouldn’t take more than a minute and will get you quotes from the best in the industry. We know they’re among the best, too, because we make sure they’re among the best. It’s part of our job and our service to you. We make sure they’re licensed and bonded and work with only top-rated carriers. This way, you know you’ll be in good hands from pickup to delivery. You can read more about both Los Angeles and Portland via our Auto Shipping Cities section, and we suggest you do. If you have questions, or need help in any way, contact us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our agents.

Fuel 2 300x225 How Recent Rising Diesel Costs Affect Your Car Shipping PricesRising diesel costs may affect car shipping prices across much of the country.

Compared to this time last year, diesel prices nationwide are 4.2 cents higher. This reflects a trend of rising fuel prices across the United States, one that may not slow down any time soon.

The highest diesel prices can be found in California, which sits at an average of $2.95/gallon. Just behind it is the Central Atlantic region at $2.81/gallon.

Perhaps not surprisingly, diesel prices in the Gulf Coast region actually dropped to $2.44/gallon, the only region in the country to see diesel prices fall.

How rising diesel costs affect car shipping prices

Naturally, diesel fuel is the lifeblood of the auto shipping carrier. They require diesel fuel to keep their trucks running and operating normally, after all. Diesel prices affect your car shipping prices and services in a number of ways, too.

One thing that a lot of people don’t realize about car transport carriers is the fact that diesel prices will affect how much it costs them to run a route. For instance, carriers going north-south through California will likely have to stop several times along the way to refuel. If they have to pay 40 cents more for diesel in California, that could affect some of them negatively. This can result in fewer carriers on the road and thus higher prices for you.

However, areas that see lower diesel prices, like the Gulf Coast, may see lower shipping prices for customers. Considering that it’s the winter right now, demand for southern shipping services is already higher.

Of course, so is demand for California auto transport services.

Higher diesel prices nationwide will affect nationwide auto shipping prices and services, too. Carriers may be more averse to traveling through areas that have higher prices than lower ones. Of course, things such as the weather, construction and lack of carriers are more important factors, considering how the price of diesel can fluctuate. But still, lower diesel prices tend to result in lower car shipping prices, so keep an eye on them.

Can I get free auto transport quotes regardless of diesel price?

Of course you can. All you need to do is fill out and submit our free quote request form. It shouldn’t take more than a minute or two and will net you free quotes from some of the best car transporters in the industry. We clear each and every company you get a quote from for dependability and reliability and make sure they’re fully licensed and bonded. Questions? Concerns? Don’t hesitate to give us a call toll-free any time. Just call us at 800-930-7417 and you’ll connect to a live agent. They can answer questions, give advice and help you get your free quotes today.

Las Cruces 1 Household Moving to Las Cruces, New MexicoLas Cruces is a city in and the county seat of Dona Ana County, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is home to over 101,600 residents, making it the second-largest city in the state. More importantly, its large size and geographical location make household moving to Las Cruces a lot easier to find. Household movers typically charge less for routes through major moving hubs, and New Mexico sees plenty of household goods moving services.

Is household moving to Las Cruces popular?

It doesn’t see the traffic that, say, Albuquerque does, but that’s because it’s only a quarter of the size of Albuquerque. But there’s plenty to draw potential new residents. For one, Las Cruces is a growing tech center in New Mexico, which is adding lots of jobs to the region – jobs that attract people from across the country, no less. It’s also the anchor of New Mexico’s agricultural industry, and that’s growing too.

In terms of when to move to Las Cruces, well, unlike other areas, it’s popular year-round. It’s also the home of the Virgin Atlantic headquarters and also Spaceport America. These are huge draws for new residents considering how much money they bring into the Las Cruces area. So the city is able to expand and grow thanks to interest from these big companies doing big things. And this in turn trickles down to the people in terms of economic strength and diversity.

Can I get quotes for household moving to Las Cruces?

If you are interested in moving to or from Las Cruces, New Mexico, fill out our free quote request form. That link gets you access to our dedicated moving quote form as well as our dedicated moving articles. They will explain more about the process, if you’d like to learn more. But more importantly our moving quote form gets you free quotes from top-rated movers. They typically start emailing you your quotes within about an hour of submitting your information. If you’re interested in both car shipping and household moving quotes, just fill out our auto transport quote form. You will have the option to receive both if you’d like. And, if you have questions, or need help getting your quotes, call us any time at 800-930-7417.

Winter 5 Winter Storm Jupiter Delays Northwest Auto Transport ServicesNorthwest auto transport services got a bit harder to complete last night, thanks to Winter Storm Jupiter. The storm hit the region late yesterday and has already dropped an excess of six inches in some areas. Snow accumulation has already shut down parts of Portland, Oregon, as well as parts of its surrounding metro area.

Snow can cause serious problems for car shippers in the form of dangerous routes, traffic incidents, slow going and inaccessibility. Right now, sections of both I-5 and I-84 are seeing huge delays and surely some car shippers are caught in the deluge.

How the winter storm is affecting car shipping services

Right now, we don’t have any concrete proof that car transporters are stuck on the interstates. According to traffic reports things are slow on I-5 and I-84, but they’re moving. So that’s good. But there are streets in Portland, Oregon that are closed, and many more in the surrounding areas.

The mountainous areas, especially places like the West Hills, are seeing difficult driving conditions thanks to the slopes. If you are shipping a car to or from those mountainous areas, chances are your vehicle won’t be delivered today.

Over the next few days it’s likely that carriers will be ignoring northwest auto transport routes thanks to the weather. What’s funny, though, is that the northwest is not the only place to be affected by Winter Storm Jupiter.

Flooding in central and eastern California has made some areas completely inaccessible. Snow accumulation on I-80 between Sacramento and Reno has all but shut down passes through the Sierra-Nevada range.

And Winter Storm Jupiter is only continuing its march east. In the coming days, weather reports expect ice storms to rock the Midwest from northern Texas all the way to Indiana, slowing car transportation across the country.

How you can beat the weather

Right now, if you’re on the hunt for auto transport quotes and services to or from affected areas, prepare for delays. Auto shippers don’t want to run routes to or from areas that are seeing a lot of winter weather, after all. So they’re going to be waiting out the storms just like you. Some will be willing to brave the snow and ice, but it depends on the company. Make sure to speak to an agent to discuss strategies as well.

If you’re interested in shipping a car, and need to get some quotes, get them! Don’t let the weather stop you because the quotes will likely still be good once the weather thaws. At the very least, you can talk to some shipping companies and get their take on the weather. They can give you more information about conditions on the ground and also give you a quote over the phone.

Or, you can fill out our free quote form and get quotes emailed to you within about an hour from top-rated companies. Whether you need Northwest auto transport services, Midwest car shipping, California car transport, or you’re shipping to or from anywhere else, we can help. fill out our free form and get quotes from top-rated companies, or call us any time at 800-930-7417. Either way you can get free quotes and get started on your car transportation services today.

The drought in California may not be over yet, but recent snow and rain has caused a deluge in certain areas of the state, threatening people, homes, and California car transportation services.

Flooding 1 Flooding Grounds California Car Transportation ServicesFlooding of the Russian River has left people in Napa and Sonoma counties struggling to keep themselves above water. The flooding is worst in central California and also western Nevada. Hundreds of people around Reno have had to be evacuated because of rising waters.

In addition, sections of U.S. Highway 101 are closed as well, which will disrupt routes up and down the coast.

The flooding is both good and bad. Good, because it has dumped water on an area that desperately needs it. Bad, because it’s just a bit too much water.

How California car transportation services are affected

Toppled trees around San Francisco and across central California have shut down some routes. This will likely lead to diversions for carriers running routes through the area, which will likely lead to delays.

This is to be expected, though, especially when the weather is bad. And the weather tends to be really bad during the winter months. While flooding hasn’t been all that common in recent years, particularly in California, it’s not surprising. The Russian River is prone to flooding especially when snowfall is heavy.

But still, California car transportation services are being affected adversely by this storm. And officials say it may get worse before it gets better.

And the problem isn’t limited to California. As mentioned, areas around Reno, notably Sparks, have had residents evacuated as well. In fact, the Truckee River, the main river through the Reno area, is expected to settle at six feet above flood stage today.

Naturally this is problematic. Shipments through Reno, however, are at a low point in the season, so relatively few customers are affected. But central California sees much more traffic.

But it’s not just central California, but also northern California as well. Areas such as Redding and Sacramento are seeing heavy rains as well that might wash out roads.

How to move forward with your California car transportation services

If you’re trying to ship a car to California – or from the state – right now is kind of tough. It likely will be over the next few days and weeks, depending on how long the flooding lasts. Typically it doesn’t last too long, but with downed trees and rivers overflowing their banks, some routes are completely washed out. This will lead to delays for your shipment.

But prices for anyone in transit shouldn’t go up. If you’re still on the hunt for California auto transport services, chances are carriers are going to wait a bit to commit to new loads. Southern California auto shipping should be easier to find, especially out of Los Angeles and San Diego. These areas are still relatively dry even with the heavy rains.

Ultimately, we suggest you speak to your agent if you think your route will be affected. They can explain more about conditions on your route and also be able to contact the carrier for you. At the very least, they can give you a status update that pertains to your shipment.

Get free car transport prices from top companies via American Auto Shipping

If you’re interested in shipping a car, let us here at American Auto Shipping help you. If you fill out and submit our free quote form you’ll get quotes emailed to you from top-rated car transporters. We make sure they’re among the best by clearing them ahead of time. We make sure they’re dependable, reliable, and work only with top auto transport carriers on the road. If you have questions or concerns, you can contact us any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.