Across the Map: New Jersey Auto Shipping Services
The state of New Jersey, located in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States, is the fourth-smallest state in terms of total area yet ranks 11th in total population and, surprisingly, 1st in population density, with 1210 people per square mile living within its borders. The entire state of New Jersey is part of either the New York City or Philadelphia metropolitan areas, yet still has a population of 8.8 million residents. Its largest city, Newark, has a population of over 277,000. New Jersey itself was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, as many cities such as Camden, Newark, Paterson, Trenton, and many more saw huge growth in their manufacturing centers. This is also part of the reason why New Jersey was hit hard by the urban deindustrialization that began to happen in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Read more about New Jersey here.
The fact that two of the largest metropolitan areas on the east coast completely cover New Jersey helps tremendously when it comes to transporting a vehicle to or from the state, as does the fact that its density sits at over 1,200 residents per square mile. Population density is a crucial indicator of a city or state’s popularity with auto shippers, as high population densities means a lot of people, and more people means more potential customers. Areas such as Newark, Edison and Elizabeth, which are located just outside New York City, as well as cities such as Cherry Hill, Camden and Trenton (located outside Philadelphia), are going to be a lot easier to transport to and from as they are located even closer to those metro areas. Cities along the eastern seaboard, such as Atlantic City and Egg Harbor Township, will likely see a bit higher prices due to the fact that they sit off the beaten path a bit, so to speak.
The Interstate Highway System connects most all those areas mentioned above to one another, which is also a huge help when it comes to transporting a vehicle to or from New Jersey. The main interstate that runs through New Jersey is easily I-95, a major north-south interstate that stretches from Miami all the way north to the Canadian border with northeastern Maine. I-95 is the lifeblood of the east coast, providing access to many different areas including cities outside both New York City and Philadelphia on the New Jersey side. No major interstates run to the coast except I-195, which is an auxiliary interstate of I-95 that runs east toward Wall Township. Other, smaller highways, like Highway 18, can be used by carriers to access other parts of New Jersey, though typically it’ll be a bit more expensive to utilize those routes and part of the reason why shipping to or from a larger city will likely net you cheaper car transport prices. For more about transporting a vehicle to or from New Jersey, you can fill out our free online quote form, call us toll-free, or visit our auto transport to and from New Jersey article for more information.