Moving From New York To LA? Why Ship Your Car Instead Of Driving


Are you getting ready for a big move from New York to Los Angeles? If so, you may be trying to figure out how you are going to get your car across the country. Here are some reasons why you should ship your car instead of driving it yourself.

You Can Save On Travel Expenses

Many people do not realize how long of a drive it really is until they actually do the drive themselves. If you are traveling between New York and Los Angeles, the drive itself can easily take 5 days if you only plan on driving between 7-10 hours each day to avoid fatigue. During that time you will need to pay for gas for your car, hotels to stay at, and fast food to eat along the way. When you add all these costs together, it can easily cost close to $1,000 in traveling expenses over those 5 days if you are smart with how you go about doing it. This may be a lot more than you anticipated.

Instead of paying the money just to travel, you can hire a professional to ship your car to your destination. This will allow you to relax, spend time with your family and friends in your old city, and then fly to your destination to meet your car when it gets there.

While you may think that you can save money by doing the drive on your own, consider the total cost of the trip and how it actually compares.

You Can Move Belongings In Your Car

If you're moving in with roommates and do not have large furniture that you're taking with you, then you may only have clothing and a few personal possessions. Instead of hiring movers, you can pack your car with your stuff for its cross-country ride. Be sure to check with individual car moving companies to see their policies on this. The amount you can leave in your car varies across companies.

You can even save on paying to check in a bag if it can easily squeeze into your car before it is picked up by the car moving company. Just make sure to keep the driver's seat empty, since you will need to get into the car to move it once it is offloaded from the truck.

Car moving companies can answer any questions you have about hiring them for this service.


16 March 2018

Lowering Your Shipping Costs

When I started going through our books to see where we were losing money, I was astonished to see how much we were losing on shipping. We were spending a boatload on shipping, and I knew that it needed to stop. I met with our shipping department, and they talked about some of the issues they had been facing, including trying to find small enough boxes and using packing tape that just didn't work well. We started trying to figure out how to lower these costs, and we figured things out pretty quickly. This blog is all about eliminating waste and speeding up your shipping procedures.