Shipping a car from Delaware to Texas Guide
What are my options when shipping a car from Delaware to Texas
When moving a vehicle long-distance your main options are driving or shipping your car with a professional auto transporter.
Driving could be cost-effective if the distance is not longer than 200-300 miles. A journey longer than that may turn into quite a costly endeavor once you consider all trip-related expenses, including your most precious commodity – your time. Do you actually have the time for a road trip?
When you hire car shipping company, you eliminate the road trip-related expenses, and re-allot your precious time to focus on more important tasks.
What services do auto transport companies offer?
Corsia Logistics provides the following car shipping services:
- by carrier type: open and enclosed trailer
- by delivery time-frame: standard and expedited delivery
How much does it cost to ship a car from Delaware to Texas?
The price to ship a vehicle depends on some specific factors. Vehicle make and model together with the distance set the base price for shipping. Then carrier type enters into the equation. Pick up and delivery locations also play a crucial role in pricing. However, the deciding factor often is the current supply and demand situation on a given route.
Corsia Team tracks market fluctuations daily and quotes only current market prices to ship a car now.
What documents do I need to ship 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, inspect your car thoroughly together with the carrier driver and note all the irregularities on the BOL. Never sign a blank or incomplete document, and don’t forget to get your copy before the driver leaves the site.
Moving from the Blue Hen State to the Lone Star State
Often referred to as the Blue Hen State, Delaware is the 49th largest state with a total area of 1,982 square miles. Texas, on the contrary, ranks second in the US when it comes to the land area.
Every city in Delaware has an incredible history behind it, especially the historical sites in Lewes, Dover, and New Castle. Delaware may be the only state in the country without any National Parks. But it has 17 beautiful state parks where you can spend your free time. You can explore trails, beaches, as well as the urban and rural life while hopping from one State Park to another, enjoying yourself one experience at a time.
The Lone Star State has a rich culture and more farmland than any other state. Also, it is home to companies like Dell and Compaq Computer Corporation, and central Texas is often called “the Silicon Valley of the South”.
With an impressive job growth and affordable housing, it is no wonder people are looking forward to building a new life in Texas, even though most parts of the state are characterized by high temperatures and dry heat.
Delaware has a humid subtropical climate that is moderated by the Atlantic Ocean. Texas’ weather varies from arid to humid and is characterized by various climate zones since the state is very spread out. Snowfalls are also common in the Panhandle and the mountain parts of West Texas.
Population and Texas Cities
Did you know the name “Texas” comes from the Hasinai Indian word which means “friends” or “allies”? Strangely enough, Texans are also known for their friendliness and easygoing nature!
Right now, there are more than 28.7 million people living in the state, which makes Texas the second most populous territory in the US. Moreover, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio are among the top ten most populous cities in the United States.
If you are not fond of highly-populated cities, you can move to Austin — the live music capital of the world, El Paso — the boot capital of the world as well as one of the top ten safest cities in the US, or any other city that best fits your lifestyle.
Things to see and do in Texas
You may have heard of popular attractions such as the Big Bend National Park, River Walk Walkway, Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Padre Island, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Zilker Metropolitan Park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Lady Bird Lake, but there are so many other places and meaningful locations you can visit in Texas. Dare to explore.
You can visit the 1,500-year-old coastal live oak near Fulton, which is the oldest tree in the US, or the only natural lake in the country: Caddo Lake. The King Ranch which is bigger than the state of Rhode Island is also a must-see. So be on the lookout for these interesting attractions that also have a rich history behind them.
Moving to Texas with a car
We highly recommend you to own at least one vehicle when you move to Texas as you are going to need it. Once you become a resident, you will have 30 days to register your car with the TX DMV and submit all the other required documents, including proof of auto insurance, at your local County Tax Office. You can also transfer your out-of-state driver’s license at the same time you submit your car registration documents.