Some locations and routes are well traveled with constant demand, on those prices will not change tremendously. Main cities as Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Boston, New York are well traveled and always have carriers in route. The more populated and accessible the city is the better. Like all rules, there are exceptions on this as well as the what type of road take to that city is also very important. Cities like Minneapolis or Omaha are well populated but not well traveled by car transporters. Cities like New Orleans for example is less populated but because being located on a main highway (I-10) it is more accessible and available for. Weather is also main factor when pricing a car shipment. For example New York is very populated and well traveled but due to the weather conditions and demand prices are changing throughout the year.
When shopping around for car shipping prices, it is best to have all the details ready before submitting the free form online or calling to the office. Zip codes of pickup and delivery and year, make and model of the vehicle, it's condition and approximate dates. That will save time and help the agent get the best and most accurate price. Please take in mind, rates are changing constantly, given quote is usually good for the next couple of weeks. Anything can affect the prices, the fuel prices or truck availability, demand. If any of those change that effects the car shipping prices immediately.
Booking your car shipping with a broker, usually saves you a lot of headache. Car transport broker is aware of all the fees and able to calculate it into one all inclusive price vs a carrier that charge flat fee plus fuel plus tolls etc. Good broker will take care of all for you, make sure the carrier was assigned is fully licensed and insured, check records and so on.
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