Car Shipping to Trenton, NJ
Trenton is a city in as well as the capital of the state of New Jersey. Home to over 89,300 residents, it is the 10th-largest city in the state and also sits as the county seat of Mercer County. The city was founded in 1719 and boundaries were drawn in early 1720. By 1790, Trenton was the capital of the state of New Jersey and it was incorporated in 1792. Trenton was originally founded as a township, one of the original 104 in New Jersey, but it was slowly parceled off to other townships and in 1837 the remaining land was reformed into the City of Trenton. Manufacturing was the main basis of the city’s economy during the 19th and 20th centuries, though over the course of the 20th many of its manufacturers disappeared, and today Trenton’s economy is based heavily on service-oriented sectors including retail and government.
Today, Trenton forms a part of the larger Delaware Valley Metropolitan Area, often known as the Philadelphia Metro Area. It sits just 35 miles northeast of Philadelphia. If you didn’t know, the Philadelphia metro area is one of the most important vehicle shipping locations in the entire region and is a major hub in the industry and in the region. Trenton itself is fairly big, but not a major area in the eyes of auto transport companies, though it sits close enough to Philadelphia for many carriers to run routes through Philly and into Trenton without raising your price. At the same time, it may be easier and faster to go somewhere else in the Philadelphia area to meet your carrier for pickup or delivery of your vehicle.
Trenton sits along the Delaware River, right on the border of Delaware and Pennsylvania, and the city is easily accessible via many different state highways and surface streets. Auto transport companies usually prefer to run routes into and out of major cities via major interstate highways, but Trenton only has I-295, an auxiliary interstate of I-95, which sees some of highest amounts of traffic of any major interstate in the country. Trenton is a big city along the route from Philadelphia to New York City, too, which usually helps keep prices to or from Trenton lower when you are shipping a vehicle to or from the area.
Trenton is not known for its unusual weather, though that’s not to say that the weather in the Trenton area won’t affect your shipment. Its location in the country gives the city a mix of weather patterns which result in relatively hot and humid summers and cold, snowy winters. During the summer, temperatures over 90 degrees Fahrenheit are not unheard of, and during the winter snowfall can vary from a few inches here and there to a foot or more over the course of a few weeks, depending on the system. When shipping a vehicle to or from Trenton you should keep an eye on the weather reports, particularly during the winter months, as wintry weather can increase prices and wait times.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from the city of Trenton, New Jersey, you should take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. If you do, you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. American Auto Shipping is fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have further questions about shipping a vehicle, or need some help getting your free quote, make sure to give us a call toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents any time.