Unfortunately not all routes lead to the warm south, some of the most popular cross country trips are through the northern routes of the country, such as Boston to Seattle. During winter season this is one of the most tedious and risky routes in the industry, there is not one single spot of the route that is not covered by snow, and many states get hit harder than others. Some states such as Ohio, Illinois Michigan, routes are usually bordered by may main cities, however the case changes when going through the Dakotas, Wyoming and most part of Washington , as the main routes not always go through main cities for miles to come.
Once the weather lightens up, the route is much more accessible and the driver demand grows higher, as this route covers the country from point to point, there are many possible jobs and offers for drivers, depending on where the cars are located drivers can take several routes.
The transport costs between Boston and Seattle during spring, summer, and fall start at $0.35 to $.45 per mile. Driver availability is high and delivery time takes from 7 to 10 days depending on how many deliveries driver has on the way. Although the rate is less compared to most routes, distance is longer, therefore prices will be higher. The distance is approximately 3000 miles, taking you get the best offer at $0.35 per mile, you would still be paying as a minimum $1050. To this you must add brokers fees if done with a broker, type of car, type of carrier, special accommodations and if delivery place is unreachable by carrier, there will be an extra charge for the inconvenient.
Now when winter kicks in, driver availability goes down as many drivers are unavailable for this route as they rather move down south during the season to avoid the snow. Unfortunately this is a trip that goes through all northern states; therefore prices go higher than most routes. Prices to ship between these two points in winter start at $0.45 and go up to $0.50 or higher.