Vermont auto transportation services are not the easiest things to find. This has a lot to do with the fact that Vermont is located in New England, and not close to any major New England cities (like Boston). Auto shippers want to run routes into and out of big cities with large populations; Vermont, sadly, doesn’t really have any. This doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find Vermont auto transportation, or companies willing to ship to or from Vermont. It just means it may take a bit longer, and cost a bit more, when compared to more popular routes.
Quick Facts About Vermont
Largest City: Burlington
Largest Metro Area: Burlington-South Burlington Metro Area
Governor: Phil Scott
Some Information About Vermont Auto Transportation
Vermont is a tricky state to ship from or to. Burlington, its largest city, is in a rather remote location, being situation in the northwest of the state. This makes it more expensive for carriers to ship there, despite the fact that it is the largest city – and most popular shipping location in the state. Auto transporters like routes through populated areas on major interstate highways; Vermont, really, doesn’t have much of either. So carriers have to plan their routes more carefully so they don’t end up spending more to run a route than they make off it.
The weather will also play a vital role in carrier availability and pricing. During the summer months, there are a lot more carriers on the road, and more people shipping cars. This is probably the best time of the year to ship to or from Vermont for those reasons alone. Come the winter time, routes slow down, and there are less people shipping cars. Some routes get cheaper, especially popular ones. Less popular ones see price hikes, especially to or from Vermont. Snow is common to the state in the winter, which can impact routes and services. Make sure to speak to an agent to find the right price and service for your needs.
About Popular Vermont Auto Transportation Locations
As mentioned, Burlington is the largest city in Vermont, but perhaps one of the most remote as well. You’ll be able to find shipping services to or from Burlington, but it will likely be more expensive than shipping to more southern areas. That being said, there’s only so much you can do before you spend more on fuel to drive it to or from a pickup or delivery location as opposed to shipping it.
Essex is a bedroom city of Burlington, so many of the same things apply to Essex as they do to Burlington. Because of the way the interstates are laid out, it may be cheaper to ship to Burlington or South Burlington and then simply drive your vehicle to Essex.
South Burlington sits just south of Burlington (hence the name), so, again, the same basic things apply to South Burlington as they do to Burlington. You can and should speak to an agent about which part of the Burlington metro area is best for your specific shipment.
Interested in Vermont Auto Transportation Services?
If you’re trying to ship a car to or from Vermont, 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 Burlington, Essex, South Burlington, 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.
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