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Idaho Auto TransportationIs Idaho a place you need to ship a car to? Having trouble finding quality Idaho auto transportation quotes and services? Don’t worry – it’s not surprising. But we here at Affordable Auto Transportation can help! Though Idaho isn’t one of the more popular states to ship from or to it’s definitely something we can help you accomplish. But it’s not enough to just find a good company – you really need to understand a bit about your own shipment and some of the factors that will affect it. Having that knowledge and understanding will go a long way to making your shipment easier and less stressful for yourself, your agent and your carrier.

Quick Facts About Idaho

Population: 1.68 million
Capital: Boise
Largest City: Boise
Largest Metro Area: Boise Metro
Governor: C.L. “Butch” Otter
Website: http://www.idaho.gov/

Idaho Auto Transportation Information

Idaho, as a state, doesn’t have a lot of people, and its cities are kind of small. Because of this, auto shippers don’t like traveling to Idaho unless they can cover their overhead costs. Normally they do this by stopping in major cities along the way, but it’s easier in the east since the big cities are closer together. This is often why Idaho shipping services tend to be more expensive than shipping to or from larger states. Not only that, but the most popular shipping locations, like Boise, are far cheaper than rural Idaho shipping services. This is something you’ll want to keep in mind.

A big reason for this is ease of access. Major cities like Boise tend to sit on major interstate highways. Idaho doesn’t have many – I-84 in the south, I-15 through the east and I-90 in the bottleneck. Of the three, I-84 usually sees the most traffic since it connects to both Salt Lake City and Portland on a major east-west highway that connects to other major highways. I-15 sees traffic too, as it runs north out of California and through Las Vegas. But these only help so much with your prices, so it’s important to speak to agent about your pickup and delivery locations and to discuss your specific route in detail.

About Popular Idaho Auto Transportation Locations

Boise
Boise is easily the most popular area to ship a car from or to in Idaho. It is the largest city and anchors the largest metro area in the state and is the easiest city to get to for most carriers. This tends to make Boise one of the cheapest places in Idaho to ship from and to. Of course, it’s still Idaho, which means higher prices than more popular areas, but you can’t go wrong with Boise. It also helps that carriers are usually more willing to run routes to Boise, which tends to result in less waiting for dispatch and pickup.

Meridian
Meridian is a major suburb of Boise and as such is about as easy to get to as Boise. This is great for you because it results in not only lower prices but also less wait time for dispatch and pickup. You may see a slight increase in price if the carrier is traveling a long way, at least in comparison to Boise. But that being said it shouldn’t be that much more, and you can always meet your carrier in Boise to mitigate that if need be.

Nampa
Nampa is also a suburb of Boise, though not as large as Meridian. Of course, it does sit east of both Boise and Meridian, which means carriers coming from the eastern parts of the U.S. don’t have to travel as far. Most of the time it won’t make much of a difference considering I-84 is the main route into Portland, Oregon, which sits further west. Still, though, prices and wait times should be on par with Boise and Meridian.

Interested in Idaho Auto Transportation Services?

If you’re trying to ship a car to or from Idaho, let us at Affordable Auto Transportation help you out! We work with carriers across the country to get your vehicle moved from and to wherever you need. Whether you’re shipping to Boise, Meridian, Nampa, or elsewhere, we will calculate the right quote for your needs. If you’d like, you can fill out our free form and get a free, custom quote emailed to you within minutes. Or, you can contact us over the phone any time to speak to a live agent. Both methods have their benefits, but either will get you a quality quote to ship your car. Let us know how we can help! Just fill out our form or contact us at 800-805-5194 today.

Testimonials

  • "Being a rather large SUV that needed shipped from California to Nebraska, there were a few challenges. The first truck that arrived refused to pickup the vehicle due to it's size. However, Mike worked diligently and within one week he had a hotshot lined up. The operators of the hotshot were incredibly communicative and accommodating. The vehicle arrived withing 3 days with no damage at all. Although there was the one hiccup, in the end the service received was top notch. I would be happy to ship with Mike in the future." - Miles/California
  • "Never needing to use an auto transport service, I was a bit nervous and overwhelmed with all of the different company/broker options. After reading tons of reviews and visiting the Better Business Bureau website, I contacted Affordable Auto Transportation. The stars aligned and Jared Z. was my main point of contact. He made this experience super easy and relaxed my anxieties. I would highly recommend this company for my family and friends. " - Jared Z/Washington

Testimonials

  • "Being a rather large SUV that needed shipped from California to Nebraska, there were a few challenges. The first truck that arrived refused to pickup the vehicle due to it's size. However, Mike worked diligently and within one week he had a hotshot lined up. The operators of the hotshot were incredibly communicative and accommodating. The vehicle arrived withing 3 days with no damage at all. Although there was the one hiccup, in the end the service received was top notch. I would be happy to ship with Mike in the future." - Miles/California
  • "Never needing to use an auto transport service, I was a bit nervous and overwhelmed with all of the different company/broker options. After reading tons of reviews and visiting the Better Business Bureau website, I contacted Affordable Auto Transportation. The stars aligned and Jared Z. was my main point of contact. He made this experience super easy and relaxed my anxieties. I would highly recommend this company for my family and friends. " - Jared Z/Washington