J&S transport cars for the general public as well as dealerships and auto auctions. While picking up cars at DAA Northwest in Spokane, WA, one of our drivers spotted this: The USAF Thunderbirds at a nearby airshow. Our drivers not only get to experience the beauty of the natural world as they cruise down the highways transporting cars for our customers, they sometimes run across some pretty interesting events, too. While traveling down US 90, our driver Sam Nixon passed by Fairchild AFB, which was hosting an airshow featuring the Thunderbirds.
How to ship car from Texas to California California and Texas are two of the most popular destinations for people relocating for work or simply to live. Traffic back and forth between the states is a constant occurrence. So it makes sense there are a lot of people who need to ship a car from Texas to California and vice versa. While you may be tempted to simply drive your car from Texas to California might seem like a good idea and relatively easy, those who have already driven the over 1,100 miles know better. This drive is no joke; it is long, it is tedious, and you have to go over two significant mountain ranges (The Sierra Madre and the Rocky Mountains), which means a ton of wear, tear, and unnecessary mileage on your car. Not only would you have to deal with the crowded traffic, weather and the difficult highway driving, the trip is exhausting under the best conditions. This doesn’t even take into account the cost of gas, meals, and hotels. If you look at it, the cost to ship a car is often comparable or less than the cost to make the trip yourself, and it’s a lot less stressful! Ship a car from Texas to California instead Your time can be better spent than making the arduous road trip between Texas and California. Why deal with the hassle crowded highways, road conditions, hotels, greasy diner food, etc, when you can lie comfortably in an airplane… Read more »
J&S drivers encounter many beautiful and interesting sights as they travel America delivering cars for our customers. From the wacky to the weird, to Americana, to flora and fauna, our drivers see it all. Some of our transports take us out to the west coast where scenes like this are possible. Taken on the Oregon coast, this is one of the more beautiful Pacific sunsets you’ll ever see. If you haven’t been out to the west coast to experience the Pacific Ocean and take in the breathtakingly beautiful scenery it offers, you should remedy that right away. Watching the sun set into the ocean is one of the wonders of the natural world. Photo by Danny Lindstrom.
Cost to ship a car from Seattle to Alaska If you’re moving to Alaska and need to ship your car there, you’ll want to know; how much does it cost to ship a car to Alaska. For convenience sake, we’ll say you’re going to ship your car from Seattle, the closest port in the lower 48, to Anchorage, Juneau, or Fairbanks, the three most populous cities in Alaska. The cost to ship a car from Seattle to Alaska depends on a couple variables. What is the cost to ship a car from Seattle to Alaska For a good ballpark of what your quote to ship a car from Seattle to Alaska may be, get a quote from where you are to Seattle, and then add $2,105 for cars; $2,358 for crossovers, minivans, small trucks, and small SUVS; and approximately $2,881 for large trucks and SUVS. Shipping costs from Anchorage to Seattle are approximately $1,450 for cars; $1,679 for crossovers, mivinans, small trucks and small SUVs; and $2,074 for large trucks and SUVs. Has the time come for you to ship a car from Seattle to Alaska? Of course, you could drive it yourself, but that is a long and exhausting journey. Your best and most economical bet would be to ship your car. J&S has been transporting cars for over 17 years now, and we’ve had to ship more than a few to Alaska. We have the experience and know-how to make this as stress-free as possible for our customers… Read more »
J&S Transportation’s auto transport drivers are often away from home for days at a time as they travel the highways of the US delivering cars for our customers. Being away from home can be difficult for anyone, but you can ease your mind a little with a home security system like this one! The garden gnome ninja! Photo by David Maxwell.
How much to ship a car to Hawaii How much to ship a car to Hawaii with J&S depends on a few factors. Right off the bat, our quote calculator will not give you a quote to Hawaii. However, if you send us a request for contact, we’ll get back to you within a business day with a personalized quote of the cost to ship a car to Hawaii. If you need to know immediately, we suggest you get a quote that goes to one of the major port cities along the west coast, and then add $1,200-$1,300 dollars. That’s a good ballpark of how much your auto transport quote to Hawaii will end up costing. Shipping vehicles to Hawaii is a big business. Hundreds of vehicles get shipped in and out of the islands year round. Moving to Hawaii can get really expensive, and since transporting vehicles involves ocean travel, costs pile up very quickly. How much to ship a car to Hawaii depends on a few factors. First and foremost is where the vehicle is being picked up from at the start of the transport. The further the transport, the more expensive it will be. The other major contributor to the cost to ship a car is the size of the vehicle. Cars cost the least; crossovers, small SUVs and pickups and minivans are more expensive, and large SUVs and pickups cost the most to ship. How long it takes to ship a car to Hawaii depends on… Read more »
Summer in the American West means fire season. As the snows of winter melt, and the showers of spring subside, vegetation growth takes off. When the dry season hits, this undergrowth is prime fuel for wildfires. If you live in the West, it’s a fact of life. Sooner or later, there will be a wildfire in your vicinity. Encountering a wildfire is one of the lesser known and uncommon but valid hazards our auto transport drivers encounter from time to time as they deliver cars across the US. But never fear; our guys have the good sense to avoid the danger and not put your vehicle at risk! Photo by Sam Nixon.
Auto transport carriers and not brokers For most people, next to their house, their car is the most expensive and valuable thing they have. Think about it: What two things do you use almost every day? Your house and your car! Which is why choosing the right auto transport carrier is a big deal. Should you use auto transport carriers and not brokers? When you book an auto transport order you’re placing your valuable vehicle in the hands of perfect strangers, which can be a bit nerve racking by itself. That’s why it’s important to research auto transporters to find the best, most reliable fit for you! When looking for car transport and car shipping companies, there are two different kinds of car transporters you can choose to book with: a broker, and a carrier. The main difference is that a broker does not own their own trucks, while a carrier does. Differences between car carriers and brokers Which is better? Well, that depends on what you’re looking for. There are pros and cons to both types of companies:The main benefit of using an auto transport broker is choice. A broker is a company that resells your job. When you call a broker, they will charge you a fee for shipping your car. However, they will not actually perform the shipping themselves. They will call several carriers and sell your car shipping job to them. After the job is passed on to the carrier, the broker steps out of the… Read more »
Driving through Portland, OR, one of our drivers came across this: a group of floating homes in the Portland Marina! Not houseboats, floating homes! Pretty neat! These houses are along Marine Drive in the Portland Marina of the Columbia River. If you Google Maps the area, and use the Satellite feature, you can see a whole bunch of these floating home developments. We think it’s cool, but have to wonder how they fair when the river floods. We’re sure they planned for that contingency, but still would like to know the logistics of how they stabilize these homes. That being said, it must be soothing to be rocked to sleep by the motion of the river as the water flows past. Sounds quite relaxing and peaceful. Photo by Charlotte Rodriguez.
Easy Steps to help make your auto transport a stress free success! Ship a car from NY to LA with J&S Do you need to ship a car from NY to LA? Or ship a car from LA from to? New York City and Los Angeles are the two biggest cities in the US, and are two of the busiest car transport markets in the country. As a result, finding an auto transport company to ship a car from NY to LA is relatively easy. Finding a reputable car shipper? That’s a bit more difficult. Steps for finding a car transporter to ship your car from NY to LA Finding a reputable car transport company to ship a car from NY to LA is actually not that difficult if you follow a few suggestions. In fact, if you follow these steps, they will help you find a good auto transporter wherever you need to ship a car. Get online and get quotes from a few different car transport companies. Research the companies. Read third party review sites. Check their rating with the BBB. Check with the FMCSA to see their safety ratings. Choose your company. Book your order as far in advance as possible. Don’t book your car transport order and expect the car to be picked up the next day. It’ll take a few days to arrange transport. When you start searching for an auto transport company to ship a car from NY to LA keep in mind that… Read more »