Shipping a car from Illinois to Iowa

How much does it cost to ship a car from Illinois to Iowa?

Several factors affect the cost to ship a car from Illinois to Iowa. Vehicle make and model, together with the distance set the base price of shipping. Then the choice of carrier type enters the equation. Enclosed trailer usually adds to the price. Shipping a non-running car drives the price up due to additional equipment. Remote areas of the country also cost more. However, current supply and demand decides the final price.

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Corsia has been amazing. Their prices are really competitive but more importantly their customer service has been 5-Star. Elena followed up with me every step of the way, making sure there was no miscommunication between me & the driver. We are using them to ship a 2nd vehicle & would not hesitate to use them again!

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I have recently used Corsia for long time family car with sentimental value that was moved I have recently used Corsia for shipment of my vehicle from Oregon to Arizona by recommendation from other family member who also used Corsia in the past. I am very pleased on the service and the communication throughout shipment. Ken was my direct contact and kept me informed along the move The car was picked up and delivered as communicated. I did use a enclosed mover and the driver was also clean cut professional and treated car as his own. I would definitely recommend Corsia again with the experience I have had. Thank you. T

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How long does it take to ship a car from Illinois to Iowa?

Shipping a car from Illinois to Iowa takes about 3 to 5 days. Various factors could affect the shipping times and this means that shipping time is always an estimate. Open auto transport is usually faster and cheaper due to high availability.

What services does CORSIA offer?

Corsia Logistics provides the following car shipping services:

by carrier type: open and enclosed trailer

by time frame: standard and expedited delivery

Choosing a carrier type really depends on the type of vehicle you need to ship. If you need to ship a high-end sports or luxury automobile, or any classic vehicle you should choose enclosed trailer.

Standard car shipping means that a carrier will pick up your vehicle within few days. However, please keep in mind that all dates and times are only estimates.

Expedited delivery could guarantee that your car is picked up or delivered on or by a specified date and time.

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Open auto transport is the standard solution. It is faster and cheaper. Open carriers are readily available and this makes them efficient and preferred by private customers and businesses alike.

Enclosed auto transport is a preferred solution for sports and high-end automobiles. It offers complete protection from weather and road elements. However, it could take a bit longer to book and schedule. It is more expensive as well.

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What documents do I need when shipping a car?

Domestic transport is easy. When shipping a car from Illinois to Iowa, you or someone on your behalf must release the vehicle to the carrier at pick-up.

The person at pick-up will also need to sign a Bill of Lading (BOL). The BOL is a receipt and an inspection report. When the carrier inspects the car you need to check with that all existing damages are marked before you sign. Never sign a blank or incomplete document.

Moving from Illinois to Iowa

Large and diverse, Illinois is often called a microcosm of the whole of the US. The presence of natural resources, developed agriculture, and one of the largest cities in the US – Chicago, earn Illinois this nickname.

Chicago is clearly the largest and most-famous city in the state and center of the Chicago metropolitan area. Both the city and the metro rank third in the US – Chicago has a population of around 2.7 million, while the metro is more than 9 million large.

Illinois has the fifth-largest GDP in the United States, albeit primary to Chicago. The diverse economy gives Illinois the GDP of nearly $1 billion and an unemployment rate of barely 4.2%.

Springfield’s economy revolves around the government institutions in town. They give employment to as many as 20.000 people.

Illinois is the home of eleven National Universities and several globally top-ranked business schools like Booth School of Business and Kellogg School of Management. And so are the the University of Chicago and the Northwestern University. Still many decide to leave it. And the outward trend only grew in 2020.

Welcome to Iowa – The Hawkeye State

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The name of Iowa comes from the people of Iowa. However, the state is under a strong French influence and can even be seen on the national flag!

The population of Iowa is approximately 3.2 million. Des Moines is the state’s capital, largest town, and largest metro center.

Iowa is a quiet place in the heart of the Midwestern United States. Iowa has enjoyed the reputation of being an agricultural state, but not long ago the state has completed a transformation through heavy and green industry.

State Economy

Iowa is home to Fortune 500 companies, including Principal Financial Group and Casey Department Store. There are also large number of insurance companies, financial institutions and various manufacturers such as Heinz, Procter & Gamble, Bridgestone and Vermeer. Recently, Microsoft, HP and Facebook have established data processing and logistics facilities in the Des Moines area.

Higher Education

The Iowa State Board of Directors is the head of Iowa Education. They manage the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa. The board also serves the Iowa School for the Deaf and the Iowa Braille and Sight Rescue School (two public special schools in the state).
The largest universities in the state are Iowa State University, Des Moines Regional Community College and the University of Iowa.

Cultural contributions

The state of Iowa gave the way to some famous artists such as novelist Peter Hedges, jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.

Sports are imports

The fierce competition between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa Hurricanes determines the state’s sports landscape. University sports are highly developed. The state has four major college teams participating in all NCAA Level 1 sports.

Disadvantages of living in Iowa

  • Away from most beaches and mountains, nature is one of Iowa’s main disadvantages.
  • The winter is really harsh.
  • Iowa has places with economic backwardness and high crime rates.
  • Public transportation is not well developed
Springfield vs. Des Moines

Despite the differences in the states, the two capitals are pretty similar, sharing a lot of close stats. Still, Des Moines leads the race a little bit due to its largest population, lower unemployment, and utilities.

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