Car Shipping to Long Beach, CA
Long Beach is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, just west of Los Angeles, the largest city by population in the state. Long Beach is currently home to over 462,000 residents, making it the seventh-largest city in the state of California and the 36th-largest in the U.S. by total population, making it larger than Miami, Cleveland, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Buffalo. Long Beach is one of the great ports of the United States and one of the busiest; it is the second-busiest port in the country by container volume and also one of the busiest ports in the entire world by overall freight. Long Beach sits just 20 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles; as such, the city has turned into a popular area for celebrities and other rich people to live while working in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.
Because of this, Long Beach is one of the most popular auto transport locations not just in the state of California, which is saying something, but within the entire United States, which is really saying something. Long Beach sees a lot of auto transportation traffic due to its high population, its location within a really, really big metropolitan area and also how many people are trying to get into and out of Long Beach on a daily basis. It’s a popular area with customers, many of them shipping into Long Beach, and like the rest of California Long Beach sees some of the highest amounts of auto transporter traffic west of the Mississippi River. This is really helpful in keeping prices lower and pickup times faster, thus generally making auto transport faster and cheaper into and out of Long Beach.
Another reason why Long Beach is typically cheaper to ship into and out of is the fact that it’s relatively easy to access. It’s popularity already brings a lot of carriers into and out of the area, thanks to it’s location within the second-largest metropolitan area in the country, and it sees several major auxiliary interstates run through it including I-110 (an offshoot of (I-10), I-405 (an offshoot of I-5) and I-710 (another offshoot of I-10) and I-605 (another offshoot of I-5). They may be auxiliary interstates, but they pass through some of the most heavily populated areas of Southern California and of the Los Angeles area, making it easy for carriers to commute around the region. Of course, traffic can become a major problem, and with so much built up it can be hard for carriers to get into and out of certain areas, so you’ll want to discuss that with a live shipping expert prior to finalizing your order.
During the summer months the weather is generally warm-to-hot with little rain and an abundant amount of sunshine. In other words, it’s your typical Southern California beach town, albeit more built up than the surrounding beaches. Many carriers have a harder time finding loads along good routes during the winter months, but Long Beach doesn’t have this problem; with so many people moving in and out of Long Beach every day, and with the weather pretty nice year-round – at the very least, not dumping any snow on the ground even in the depths of the winter season – auto transport rates into and out of Long Beach tend to be at their lowest during the winter. During the summer, demand for shipping to or from Long Beach can skyrocket, which can actually increase prices if there aren’t enough carriers to handle the demand.
If you’re interested in getting quotes to ship a vehicle into or out of Long Beach, make sure to fill out our free online quote request form. It’s completely free, takes you only a minute, and gets you quotes from some of the best auto transport companies in the industry. We clear all our shippers for reliability ahead of time, which means we make sure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured, and we make sure that they are all top-rated by the Better Business Bureau, among other top review companies. If you have further questions about our services or how to get quotes or how to ship a car in general, give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents. It’s toll-free and there’s no menu-surfing or waiting, just a person on the other end willing to help you with whatever auto transport-related thing you need help with.