Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States and the largest in both California and the Western United States. It also contains the 5th busiest sea port in the world – driven by one of its primary economic considerations – manufacturing. The city containing an estimated population of 3.8 million is of great concern to auto shippers not only because of tourism but because of corporate job relocation. Los Angeles is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. New corporate buildings often spring up, bring in managers and trainers from other areas of the country and then hire entry level workers from the local area. Both this factor and tourism make Los Angeles a frequent destination for auto transport companies.
One of the frustrating aspects for auto shippers attempting to ship door to door to Los Angeles is the city’s use of independent neighborhood councils to establish local laws and guidelines. This means that the rules governing which vehicles can enter which neighborhood are set at a neighborhood level rather than a city level. For this reason, the 90 different neighborhoods can have completely different guidelines for auto shippers. Of course, the heavy traffic and large population can also cause delays for auto shippers – even when they deliver vehicles to open areas outside of the major city limits.