Tell Us More About Oregon
Sure thing. Oregon is bordered by Washington to the north, Idaho to the east, and both Nevada and California to the south. It’s entire western flank is on the Pacific Ocean. The western third of the state hugging the Pacific gets plenty of rain and hosts incredible waterfalls and forests with tall Redwood trees. The eastern expanse sports a high desert plain with low population centers. Oregon is the 9th largest geographic state, which means a vehicle transporter needs to cover a lot of ground to get to the people. Of the ten most populated Oregon cities, 8 are in the Willamette Valley in the western side of the state. Native Americans inhabited Oregon 15,000 years ago. Spanish explorers “discovered” Oregon in the 16th Century, and French Canadiens settled in the 18th Century. President Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark to explore the region and America stole it fair and square shortly after. Nobody is really sure where the name Oregon is derived, Indians or a misspelling? Regardless, it was admitted into the Union in 1859 just in time for the Civil War. Welcome to America, Oregon!
Portland. And after that … Portland. There’s really only one reliable place for both the east-west US routes and the north-south routes. Think of Oregon as a rook on a chess board. You can only move horizontally or vertically, but not diagonally. Well not literally true, but it sure seems that way. Interstate 5 runs the length of the state from Washington to California, which connects Portland, Hillsboro, Gresham, Beaverton, McMinnville, Salem, Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Springfield, Medford, Ashland and Grants Pass to big metropolitan cities such as Seattle and Tacoma to the north, and San Diego, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area to the south. Safe to say that it’s a relative breeze running up and down I-5. Gotta love it!
Let’s not get too carried away, however. Look at the map. How many major interstates do you see intersecting I-5 along a east-west route. You get the picture … and the problem. Only I-84 does that and only for greater Portland. Ouch. That makes it hard on our Oregon vehicle shipping calculator trying to ship anywhere east in the United States from anywhere south in Oregon. Let us suppose somebody has a Chevy Camaro in Eugene, Oregon and they want to ship it to Boston? We know the carrier needs 8-10 vehicles to make that run. If there are enough cars waiting to ship in the Portland area, there is no need to travel 200 miles round trip to fetch the Camaro in Eugene. That makes shipping anywhere east difficult, usually slower and more expensive everywhere in Oregon except Portland. Hey, we don’t make the rules … we just play by them. And we’re frank about it. We believe in telling customers like you the obstacles upfront so that you can plan better.
How Do You Plan For Oregon Vehicle Shipping?
1. If you are in the greater Portland area, our normal timetables will usually apply, regardless of your direction.
2. If you are farther south along I-5 and shipping your vehicle north or south (not southwest), then our normal timetables will also apply.
3. If you are anywhere in Oregon other than Portland and shipping east (or reverse), then you should prepare a backup contact plan and give yourself extra time if possible to ship your vehicle.
Remember, Direct Express Auto Transport is the leader when it comes to reliable vehicle shipping quotes because our innovative calculator factors in so many variables. To learn more about the vehicle shipping business please go here. Or call us at 800-600-3750 to speak with our very friendly and helpful customer service staff.
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