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.

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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.

Rail Transport 3 300x225 Fords Cancelled Mexico Plant Affects U.S. Car Transport by RailIf you’ve watched the news, Ford Motor Company has cancelled its plans to built a new automotive plant in Mexico. The move is being hailed as a job-saving venture that will bring 700 jobs to Michigan.

Of course, American jobs staying in America is a good thing, but there has been some unexpected fallout from the decision. Notably, the tanking stock price of Kansas City Southern, a freight moving company that specializes in rail transportation.

Kansas City Southern was one of the main transportation beneficiaries of Ford’s new Mexico plant. They would have been one of the main freight movers to move cars out of the new Mexico plant. Ford is also planning opening up several other plants, but they represent smaller portions of growth than the Mexico plant.

How this affects U.S. car transport by rail

Right now, Kansas City Southern is one of the main rail freight haulers in the United States. They handle far more than just cars, too. From minerals to agricultural products, appliances and food products, to even energy and military shipments, KSU handles a lot of freight. And while their car transport division won’t see as much growth, it will likely affect customers in the U.S.

Car transport by rail isn’t all that popular nowadays – overland car transportation services are usually done via truck. Trucks are much more versatile and can get to a number of places the railroads don’t go.

U.S. car transport by rail has been in decline over the past few decades, but it’s not out of the game yet. The loss of the new Mexico plant, however, may be a big blow.

Right now, rail haulers are still a go-to for manufacturers to get their vehicles from the production line to the showroom floor. They’re not used near as much for private auto transport services, though it does make up a small portion of the industry. That said, car transport by rail prices across the Midwest may go up.

Not only that, but it could also decrease availability. This is a bit more of a stretch, admittedly, but the butterfly effect is very real in situations like this. There’s no telling how Kansas City Southern is going to be affected financially by this decision. Right now, it’s only future earnings that have been affected, not current earnings. In other words, they didn’t lose current business, so they haven’t been hurt financially…yet.

 

 

Only time will tell.

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Self Driving Truck 1 Dearth of Drivers May Increase Car Transport PricesThere’s a real problem with a lack of truck drivers in the United States, apparently.

Right now, about 70% of all goods shipped across the U.S. are shipped via overland trucks. Part of that number includes vehicles shipped on auto transport trucks. And right now, in 2016, there’s a driver deficit of about 48,000 drivers – that means that there are 48,000 trucking jobs that are currently unfulfilled. That’s including within the auto transport industry. And that number is expected to grow to 175,000 by 2024.

That’s a huge increase.

But how does this increase car transport prices?

Well, if there are fewer drivers who can actually transport vehicles, it means fewer auto shipping trucks on the road. And if there are fewer car shippers on the road, there’s less of them to meet demand. This means that demand far outstrips supply, and thus prices go up.

This is problematic, of course, and something that many companies want to avoid. But how are they going to avoid this dearth of drivers and keep car transport prices low for their customers?

That’s the question right now, isn’t it?

Enter self-driving trucks

Really, the answer lies in self-driving car transportation trucks. Right now, a lack of drivers is putting pressure on the industry to recruit or change the way things work. Amazon is already looking at this, as are major automobile companies such as Ford and BMW. Tesla, too, is looking at self-driving cars as the way of the future. And it seems to be the way we’re headed; Google already has self-driving cars out there and they’re reportedly able to tell speed limits now. That’s progress right there.

The first self-driving truck was something we talked about a bit ago, and while the technology is still in its infancy it’s growing by leaps and bounds. Chances are self-driving trucks are going to revolutionize the industry. It will lead to faster transit times and likely lower car transport prices for you. But there’s still a ways to go.

And really that’s the crux of the issue. Are self-driving trucks going to be available by 2020? Or 2024? If the driver crunch continues, how will car transport prices be affected? We have only guesses right now, sadly. Car transport prices will likely increase if there are more and more trucks without drivers. Self-driving trucks may also increase prices to start as the technology is still in its infancy. But things will change – just make sure to stick with American Auto Shipping to keep up to date.

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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.