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Concierge transport services are the services that we offer at no extra cost to our customers. These services include:
  • A free car wash inside and out after your car has been delivered.
  • Free rental car if it takes longer than 14 days from pickup to delivery.
  • Your own personal concierge that will be with you from the quote process until delivery.
The good news is the trucks travel about 400 miles per day. American Auto Shipping provides online tracking of your vehicles shipment 24/7.
Use our auto transport calculator to find out. No waiting. See your price estimate now! We strive to provide the lowest possible price to move your vehicle within a reasonable amount of time. Our pricing experts consider not only supply and demand and diesel fuel rates, but also provide special discounts for popular transport routes and seasonal backhaul routes.
Yes, using our 10 car open carriers, we allow you to have 100 pounds of personal items in the trunk of your car or cargo area of your truck/SUV. If you ship your vehicle in an enclosed carrier you can pack it full!

 

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What is the Cheapest City to Ship a Vehicle to or From?

Miami 2The question “what is the cheapest city to ship a vehicle to or from” is kind of a loaded one. With literally tends of thousands of cities scattered across all fifty states, hundreds of thousands of miles of roadways that connect them and thousands of carrier companies hauling vehicles, it’s not a question of what the cheapest city is; it’s a question of what the most popular city to ship to or from is. When it comes down to it, the cheapest cities that auto shippers charge for services to are going to be the ones that satisfy a combination of factors: how popular is it among the customers? How easy is it to get in and out of? How many routes are there to and from the city? How likely am I to find a load going out of said city? What’s the weather like? Is it close to a major metropolitan area?

I could go on, but you get the idea.

Popularity of a city among the customer base is important, because the more people that are going into or out of one specific area, the more demand there is for auto transportation, which means a higher chance of getting multiple loads once they get into town. Auto transporters want to make sure their trucks stay full; empty space is wasted money, so they want to go into and out of areas with lots of customers, as it minimizes their chances of deadhead (empty space). This is also why the number of routes – as well as the popularity of those routes – is important: carriers want to have easy access to major metro areas, because that’s where the people are, and that’s also where all the interstates run through. The Interstate Highway System connects almost every major city in the United States, from New York City to Los Angeles to Albuquerque to Joplin, Missouri, along one major transportation network. It is the largest man-made structure in the United States and spans over 46,000 total miles.

Weather also plays an important role in what cities are popular and which ones aren’t. Auto shippers don’t want to get caught in a blizzard or a hurricane, they’re dangerous and can lead to serious damage not just to their own truck but also to the cargo they’re hauling. Auto transport companies don’t like extreme inclement weather, so they tend to run routes through areas that don’t have a lot of extremes. Areas in the Midwest and the Rocky Mountains are generally more expensive to ship to or from because of heavy snows that can start as early as October. They don’t like New England much during the winter for the same reasons. Areas such as Los Angeles and Miami, however, see only sporadic severe weather; while hurricanes may be popular in Florida, not everywhere gets hit hard by them, and Miami is one of those areas.

But at the end of the day there tends to be one major metropolitan area that, for all intents and purposes, is the cheapest city to ship into and out of, and that metro area is Miami. The Miami metropolitan area is home to over 5.5 million residents and is the largest metro area in the state of Florida and the eighth-largest in the United States by population. Miami is popular because it satisfies all the conditions listed in the first paragraph: it’s popular among customers, there are many routes into and out of the city, it’s easy to navigate, there are generally a lot of people also shipping out of Miami, it’s generally nice, and it’s the eighth-largest metro area in the country. And, to top it all off, it’s the most popular snowbird shipping location in the country, so year-round there’s always a myriad of people moving into and out of the Miami metro area.

Make sure to talk to a representative about your pickup and delivery locations and how well they satisfy the auto transport pricing scale. If you’re having trouble finding an auto transport company, you should fill out our free online quote request form. We clear all our advertisers for reliability for you, which means we make sure they’re all fully licensed, bonded and insured, and many of them have been in business for years now. We take pride in our work and we take pride in helping people, so if you have any questions or concerns about the information in this blog post, or on any blog or article on our website, feel free to call us at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents. And, as always, you can fill out our free form and get multiple quotes e-mailed to you within about an hour.

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