Shipping a Car from Boston to Orlando Guide
What are my options when shipping a car from Boston to Orlando?
You have two main options to move a car between Boston and Orlando – driving your vehicle or shipping it to its final destination.
Driving is a good, cost-effective option if the distance is not longer than 200-300 miles and you don’t mind going on a short road trip. A journey longer than that may turn into quite a costly endeavor once you consider all trip-related expenses, factor in the cost of wear and tear on your car, and then add your most precious commodity to the equation – time. Do you actually have time for an untimely road adventure?
When you hire professionals to ship your car, you eliminate the road trip-related expenses and save time you would otherwise spend planning the trip and then driving your vehicle. After you and the shipper have agreed on a price and the terms of service, your car will be loaded on a vehicle carrier truck and delivered to a destination of your choice. Simple as that.
What services do auto transport companies offer?
You’ll have a choice based on the level of protection you want for your vehicle and the delivery time-frame. Corsia logistics offers the following services:
- by the type of carrier: open or enclosed
- by the delivery time-frame: standard or expedited shipping
Open carriers are suitable for all types of vehicles, whether it’s an everyday sedan or luxury automobile.
However, owners of classic, luxury, and sports cars often choose in favor of enclosed auto transport. The fully covered carrier protects the car from destructive weather and road elements. Due to the extra layer of protection it offers, enclosed auto transport is a pricier option.
Whether you choose to ship your car on an open or enclosed carrier, you can request a top load placement for your vehicle.
When you choose standard delivery service, expect a carrier to pick up your vehicle within 5 business days. The transit time will depend mainly on distance. However, keep in mind that all dates and times are estimates. Carriers drive all over picking up and dropping off vehicles, hence delays may happen. It’s important to stay in touch with your carrier at all times.
If you need your vehicle delivered on or by a specified date and time, request expedited delivery. Carrier will rearrange the entire truck’s itinerary around your schedule, which makes this service a pricier option.
If you are not sure which services to pick, do not hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable logistics experts will help you select options that work best for you and your car.
How much does it cost to ship a car from Chicago to Orlando?
When it comes to auto transport, going for the cheapest bid isn’t always your best bet. Just like the most expensive quote won’t guarantee the best quality of service.
Resist the temptation of making your decision based on price alone. Instead, look for the company that guarantees safe, on-time delivery, honest talk, and good communication throughout the process. Request multiple shipping quotes and take some time to understand how vehicle shipping price is calculated.
There’s a number of factors that affect the cost to ship a car. Vehicle make and model together with the distance set the base price for shipping. Then the choice of carrier type enters into the equation. Shipping a non-running car drives the price up due to additional equipment and driver’s skill. Picking up and delivering a vehicle from and to a rural area is a logistical challenge that usually costs more. However, the deciding factor of all is the current supply and demand situation on a given route.
What documents do I need when shipping a car?
Domestic auto transport is a simple endeavor. You or someone on your behalf will need to sign a Bill of Lading(BOL) at pick up and delivery. Bill of Lading is not only a receipt but also an inspection report. Hence, make sure to inspect your car thoroughly along with the carrier driver and note all the irregularities on the BOL. Never sign a blank or incomplete document, since it’ll be your proof if you need to file a claim after the delivery has been completed.
Can I transport personal items in my car?
Although some carriers will allow you to load a box or suitcase in the trunk of your car, many prefer to transport empty vehicles. The DOT does not legally allow the transport of personal goods on auto carriers, which means the carrier’s insurance won’t cover losses or damages.
Moving to The City Beautiful
The city of Orlando is so much more than just the home of Walt Disney World. Located in central Florida, Orlando is often nicknamed The Theme Park Capital of the World, as well as The City Beautiful, with Lake Eola as the city symbol. Its current population of 2.4 million is expected to increase by 3.2% at the end of 2018 and reach 2.52 million. Orlando was ranked the fourth-most popular city to live in the US, according to the Pew Research Center study in 2009.
The climate of Florida’s third-largest metropolitan area is very different from that of Boston. While Boston has a hot humid continental climate with warm and humid summers and cold, stormy winters, Orlando will feel like living in a super-hot tropical city. According to the Köppen climate classification, the city has a humid subtropical climate with two well-defined “seasons”. The first one is the period between May and late September which is characterized by high temperatures and rainy days. The second “season’ is more dry and warm and lasts from October until April.
Economy and Employment
With so many attractions to offer, Orlando is among the most visited cities in the world. Consequently, tourism is the key industry for the city’s economy. The Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort are the top two attractions for tourists coming from all over the world. Besides the entertainment and tourism industry, the metro area of Orlando’s economy is also fueled by its $13.4 billion technology industry that employs thousands of people in digital media, aviation, aerospace, agricultural technology, software design, and many other tech fields.
Home to two Fortune 500 companies: Tupperware Brands and Darden Restaurants, Orlando has plenty of job opportunities to offer. In fact, one of the reasons why its population keeps growing is precisely because of the labor market abundance. Orange County Public Schools, Siemens, and Duke Energy are among the top employers in Metro Orlando. There are also over 150 international companies (from 20+ countries) that have their offices in the Orlando Metropolitan area.
Housing and Living Costs
As someone relocating from Boston to Orlando, you will be able to save a lot of money on housing and living costs. Overall, the living cost in Orlando is 43% cheaper than in Boston, while the median home cost is 61% less expensive. The cost of living is just 1.2% above the national average, mainly due to its housing and transportation costs. On the bright side, its property taxes are less than the national average and the state of Florida is known for not having a state income tax.
Among the best neighborhoods you can pick from are Thornton Park, Lake Eola Heights, and College Park while Hunter’s Creek, Oviedo, and Heathrow are among the best suburbs.
Fun things to do in Orlando
Living in the Theme Park Capital of the World has its perks. You will be able to enjoy all tourist attractions and amusement parks such as Universal Studios Florida, Legoland Florida, SeaWorld Orlando, and the six parks of Walt Disney World at your own speed. Orlando is not only beautiful but has a great number of sunny days year-round, so get ready to put up with a lot of tourists or just avoid touristy spots.
The city will be at your service with its breathtaking nature, numerous cultural events, and great outdoor activities such as golfing, ice skating, kayaking, biking, and more.
Moving to Orlando with a car
As Orlando is a car-dependent city, it is a good thing you are moving there with a car. Once you become a resident, make sure you register and title your vehicle with your local DHSMV within the first 30 days after you move there. In order to legally drive in Orlando, you must register and title your car at the same time. Refer to the official Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle Administration website for information registering your car and getting your Florida driver’s license.