The second largest city in the United States is Los Angeles. It is also the largest on the west coast. The largest city north of San Francisco is Seattle, although it’s not as large as Los Angeles, Washington State is also a fairly large place to live.
Both Washington and Seattle are well known for their ports that have grown in both growth and development. These ports are also the same ports you will use if you are shipping out. Los Angeles is located in the heart of the metropolitan area where over twelve million people reside. The port there is the larger of the two ports. Many traveling from the east-west route utilize this port. It is considered to be the great Mecca of transportation. The port in Seattle is located in the Pacific Northwest and even though it is very popular, it doesn't see the number of traffic as does the Los Angeles location.
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If you are transporting a vehicle to Seattle, Washington from Los Angeles, California, you will most likely use Interstate 5. This is the primary corridor that runs along the west coast, north to south. Carriers like to use this route when transporting from one city to another. The carriers like it because it passes through several of the major metro areas which link to many auxiliary interstates that are attached to interstate 5. Seattle is a straight shot to Los Angeles but, sometimes detours through San Francisco, Sacramento, and Portland are called for. These are some of the large cities along the route. There is only one interstate to use to get from point A to point B and even though there are a few stops along the way, transporters like this route because of its ease. This route can help to keep costs down and make it easier to save money.
These two major cities are very important to the transportation world. People are constantly being transferred from one place to another up and down this interstate. While there are approximately 1200 miles between Los Angeles and Seattle, deliveries can be made within five days. During the summer months delivery is in full swing and it can be hectic. During the winter, you will need to watch out for snowfall.
To ship between Los Angeles and Seattle, you can expect to pay approximately $500 to $700. The cost will depend on the size of your car and what season it is. The price of gas will also play a role in it as well. If you choose for your vehicle to arrive in an open carrier, it won't cost as much as if you choose an enclosed. The enclosed carriers will cost approximately $200 to $400 more than what you would pay for a move at regular price. During peak season, you can expect to pay $700 to $900 for the trip. Since this is not a very long route, carriers will usually haul a vehicle from Los Angeles to Seattle with four or six other cars because this route is not all that long. When a carrier is full, it normally means that they are returning from some type of car auction and wants to cover as much as he can in one trip.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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