Car Transport Services to Dover
Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the state of Delaware. Currently home to over 36,000, it is one of the smallest state capitals in the U.S. by total population and was first founded as a court town in newly-formed Kent County in the late 17th century. Officially laid out by the Delaware General Assembly in 1717, Dover grew slowly, as it remained primarily an agricultural community, though in the years leading up to the American Civil War it was a stop on the Underground Railroad, thanks in part to a large Quaker population that advocated emancipation during that time. Dover’s population has grown in fits and spurts since the first census in the area was conducted in 1860, and there are gaps in the Census data, particularly 1910-1940. After 1950 the largest population growth was between 1960 and 1970, when over 10,000 residents moved to the area. Learn more about Dover here.
Dover is relatively isolated in central Delaware and is not connected to the Interstate Highway System directly – the only direct route into the city is State Route 1, which connects to I-95 in Wilmington, near the northern border of the state – and also 50 miles north of Dover. This isn’t as big a deal in the auto transport industry as the fact that in order to get from Dover further south, car transport drivers either have to go back to Wilmington and catch I-95 south, or take SR-13 through some rural country and across a bridge into Virginia, where they can get into Norfolk. This isn’t the easiest thing to do – few people ship to and from Dover, or really anywhere that’s not Wilmington, and the main reason is Southern Delaware’s isolation from the rest of the country. There are transportation companies that will ship to and from Dover, or anywhere in the Dover area, but it’s likely going to cost a bit more than shipping to, say, Wilmington.
On the whole, Dover is far down on the list of most popular automobile transportation locations, but it’s not a place that is impossible to get to. You should expect to pay higher prices for shipment into or out of Dover, particularly during the winter months when the entire eastern seaboard sees some pretty wonky weather. Shipping wait times generally increase when transporting a vehicle in and out of Dover, as there are fewer auto transporters actively running routes in and out of the area, but it’s not impossible. If you fill out our free online quote request form you can get up to ten free quotes from reputable and reliable auto transportation companies e-mailed to you within about an hour. If you have questions about shipping to or from Dover, or anything relating to auto transport, really, you can give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents. It’s that easy.