image2 1 Ubers Flying Car Transport Service and What it Means for Car ShippersIf you follow the news at all you may have seen this article about Uber’s proposed flying car transport service. It’s an interesting concept, really, but is it feasible? Uber seems to think so – they’re planning on rolling out this technology within the next five years.

Of course, there are some issues with this new technology.

“Battery technology, vehicle efficiency, vehicle performance and reliability, cost and affordability, safety, aircraft noise, emissions, takeoff and landing infrastructure, pilot training, air traffic control, and the certification process” are just a few, according to the article linked above.

Uber’s plan is to have their flying car transport service be able to take off and land vertically. This also comes with issues, notably the fact that VTOL hasn’t really been used outside of the military. But it would also get a lot of cars off the streets.

How this affects current car shippers

The world is quickly urbanizing, and it’s said that 60% of the world’s population will live in an urban area within 15 years. This makes auto transport services a bit tougher to provide for carriers that can’t fit in the cramped downtown areas of places like New York City and Los Angeles.

But if a lot of cars are off the streets, street-level logistics may get a boost, notably car transport companies.

When it comes to American auto shipping services, carriers go where the freight is. Most of the freight nowadays is coming out of big cities and metropolitan areas. Currently, customers in areas that are hard to access have to move their pickup or delivery location to somewhere more feasible.

But if streets are clear of cars, auto shipping carriers have a lot more room to maneuver.

This won’t affect all pickup or delivery locations, of course. Some areas are just too cramped for a car transporter to get there in the first place. But many places, such as downtown Los Angeles or Miami, for instance, may see more car shipping trucks on the road.

Future flying car transport service?

If Uber’s technology takes hold, it could take the entire car transport industry by storm.

Right now, the biggest hurdle to flying car transport service is regulations – how will the FAA deal with personal VTOL taxis? How does one get certified to fly one? Would one need a certain number of hours, such as a pilot?

This we don’t know. However, auto shipping probably won’t change any time soon.

If a flying car transport service were to exist, chances are it would likely work the same as how Uber envisions their personal transport system. That is, car shipping carriers would likely use vertical take off and landing technology. This would mean a drastic change in how auto shipping services actually work.

It could result in a rise of terminals, especially those that have lots of open spaces. Of course, a VTOL-based car carrier is going to need a lot of room to maneuver. This could mean the slow disappearance of door to door car shipping services, too, especially if you don’t have room for the flying car shipping truck to land.

But a flying car transport service could also be a lot cheaper. Right now, infrastructure concerns prevent car transport trucks from being too large.Weight restrictions are a real thing, but with a flying car transport truck, the biggest hurdle is going to be fuel. So as long as they can keep their fuel in check, a flying auto transport truck could conceivably haul hundreds of cars at once.

This would definitely lower your vehicle shipping price.

Getting quotes for modern auto transport service

If you’re interested in shipping a car today, make sure to fill out our free auto shipping quote request form. It’s free and easy. More importantly, we at American auto shipping take pride in our work and make sure your quotes only come from reputable, reliable shippers. We make sure each is fully licensed and bonded and they make sure they only work with five-star rated car shipping carriers. If you have questions or concerns, give us a call. Our toll-free number is available 24/7 and you can connect with a live person for no charge. No matter your needs, let us at American Auto Shipping help you.

motorway at twilight Get to Know Your Car Transport CompanyThere are three basic types of car shippers in the industry: brokers, carriers and quote providers. Each car transport company offers something a little different. Quote providers, for instance, get you quotes from different brokers. Brokers are the ones that arrange shipment with the carriers, and carriers actually ship your car. This division is important as it makes wait times shorter and keeps prices lower for customers. However, knowing your car transport company, both the broker and the carrier, is important.

Some things to know about your car transport company

The first thing you always want to know is reliability. Any broker you get a quote from through our services is top-rated, but that’s often not enough for customers. You should always check a company’s reliability before you book with them. Makes sure to look at past customer reviews as well as longevity. A car transport company that has been around for years tends to know a thing or two about shipping cars. This is important because the auto transport industry has a lot of turnover because barrier to entry – at least, among brokers – is quite low.

Another thing to do when you’re trying to get to know a prospective car transport company is to actually talk to their agents. You can tell a lot simply by having a conversation with an agent. You’re going to be having multiple conversations with your agent over the course of your shipment, after all. If you have a hard time communicating with a specific agent, it may be a good idea to switch to a different car transport company. At the very least you should talk with different shippers and find the right one for your needs and sensibilities.

Get free quotes to ship your car today

Now that you know a bit about each type of car transport company, fill out our free form and get your car shipping services started. It’s completely free to fill out and submit and gets you quotes from top-rated car transporters. We work with the best auto shipping companies in the business. As brokers, they know what it takes to get a vehicle moved and quote your shipment accurately. They have access to thousands of top auto transport carriers on the road, too. More importantly, every quote you get comes from a company that has been vetted by us. We make sure they’re top-rated, fully licensed and bonded, and work with top-rated, insured carrier companies. If you have questions or concerns, or need help getting your quotes, give us a call at 800-930-7417. You can speak to an agent, get help with your quotes, get questions answered, and more.

Jersey City NJ 1 Household Moving to Jersey City, New JerseyJersey City is a city in and also the county seat of Hudson County, New Jersey. The city is home to over 264,200, and is the fastest-growing municipality in the entire state. People are flocking to Jersey City, which should make it easier – and cheaper – to find and execute household moving to Jersey City. Household movers will go just about anywhere so long as there’s some demand, of course – it’s the nature of the industry. But some places are definitely easier, faster and cheaper to ship to than others. Luckily, Jersey City shouldn’t be hard to move to.

Is household moving to Jersey City popular?

As a matter of fact, it is! Especially right now. As we mentioned, Jersey City is the fastest-growing municipality in the entire state. This means that there’s a lot of people moving to the area. While the numbers may not be high in comparison to its population, the fact that the city has seen a population increase of 6.7% since the 2010 census bodes well for the moving industry. You should be able to find quality household moving to Jersey City from just about anywhere in the U.S. Note that routes get more expensive the longer they are, of course. Also, some areas of Jersey City may not be accessible to an interstate moving van. As such, a local mover may be required. Your moving company will inform you if that is necessary and will help you with everything you need to do to prepare.

Can I get quotes for household moving to Jersey City?

If you are interested in moving to or from Jersey City, New Jersey, 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.

Brunswick ME 1 300x200 Auto Transport to Brunswick, MaineBrunswick is a city in Cumberland County, in the U.S. state of Maine. It is home to over 20,200 residents and sits a bit north of Portland, the state’s largest city. Though it’s relatively small, auto transport to Brunswick shouldn’t be hard to find, at least when it comes to shipping to Maine in general. Maine, of course, is not a popular auto shipping location, and few carriers are willing to go there unless the price is right. That said, of all the places in Maine to go, carriers would prefer Portland. It’s in the southern part of the state, easy to access and close to other major cities. Luckily, Brunswick enjoys many of those same perks.

Is auto transport to Brunswick easy to find?

Well, it can be, though most of the time it’s going to be a bit tougher to find a carrier. The reason why is Maine in general. It’s in the far northeast, relatively isolated, and the weather – especially in the winter – is a real pain for auto shippers. Auto transport to Brunswick is best found in the spring and summer, when the roads are clear and there’s no threat of snow. But even then, demand for auto transport to Brunswick is low throughout the year – it’s just not a popular location for people to go to.

And really that’s an important metric for the popularity of a given auto shipping location. Big cities attract more people who are moving and shipping cars; small towns don’t. And since car shipping carriers like going where their customers are (because it’s where the money is), they tend to avoid smaller areas. Brunswick sits close to Portland which helps the cause, but some auto shippers may not want to actually go through Portland and up I-295 to get there. You may be able to attract more interest in your route by saying you’re shipping your car to Portland instead. This can attract more carriers, which results in faster pickup times. And, quite possibly, lower prices.

Can I get quotes for auto transport to Brunswick?

If you are interested in auto transport to Brunswick, Maine, take a minute to fill out our free form. When you submit it you’ll get free quotes emailed to you from top car shippers. Those quotes will come in individually and will start showing up minutes after submitting your information. After you start getting those quotes you can compare prices and services right there. You can also speak with a live agent over the phone, as every quote will have contact information. Those companies are top-rated, fully licensed and bonded, and work with only top-rated carriers. How do we know? Well, we make sure of it. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-930-7417.

Oxnard CA 1 Auto Transport to Metro Oxnard, CaliforniaThe Oxnard metropolitan area, which spans all of Ventura County, California, is a smaller metropolitan area in the state of California. It is home to over 823,000 residents, and its largest city is Oxnard. As such, it’s usually considered the “Oxnard metro area” or “metro Oxnard.” Regardless, auto transport to metro Oxnard should not be hard to find. California in and of itself is one of the most popular car transport locations in the U.S. This makes it a lot easier to find quality, competitive auto shipping quotes and rates and services.

Is auto transport to metro Oxnard popular at all?

It doesn’t see as much traffic as, say, Los Angeles proper, but it’s a part of Greater Los Angeles. Greater Los Angeles is a combined statistical area that combines several metro areas nearby. Metro Oxnard, for instance, also includes cities such as Ventura and Thousand Oaks. This region is a growing one in California and as such, auto transport to metro Oxnard sees quite a bit of traffic. Typically Thousand Oaks – one of the fastest-growing cities in the area – is where carriers go, but they’ll go just about anywhere.

As the metro area sits on the coast of California, carriers typically come in either from the east or the north. To the south and east is L.A. proper, and some areas can be difficult to get to. However, Ventura County is pretty open in terms of roads and ease of access. This makes it a lot easier for carriers to provide cheap auto transport to metro Oxnard and Ventura County in general. Make sure to speak to an agent about the route your vehicle needs to travel on. This is because it will likely will affect your price. However, car transport prices should still be fairly competitive during most times of the year.

Can I get quotes for auto transport to metro Oxnard?

You most certainly can! Regardless of where in Ventura County you’re shipping to, we can get you quotes for auto transport to metro Oxnard. Just make sure to fill out and submit our free quote form. If you do, you’ll get free quotes emailed to you from some of the best shippers in the industry. We make sure they’re among the best by clearing them for both dependability and reliability. This includes making sure they are fully licensed, bonded, and work only with top-rated carriers. It also means we make sure they’re top-rated, too. This way, you know you’ll get quotes from only the best. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-930-7417. Our agents can help you get your quotes and explain more about how to get your car to metro Oxnard, California.