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Auto Transport To Maine

The state of Maine is located in the far northeastern reaches of New England, east of New Hampshire. Maine is widely known for its scenery, particularly its jagged, rocky coastline and interior forests. Home to just over 1.3 million residents, Maine ranks 41st among the 50 states in terms of total population and 39th in total area, meaning it’s a relatively small state without a lot of people living there. Maine was hotly contested by both the British and the U.S. during the American Revolution and the War of 1812, when it was originally a territory of Massachusetts. Maine achieved statehood in 1820 thanks to the Missouri Compromise. Over the years the state’s population growth has been slow but steady, with many residents enjoying the peaceful, quiet life that comes with life in Maine, particularly away from the big cities such as Portland and Bangor.

The state of Maine is serviced by only one major interstate, I-95. It is lucky in the sense that I-95 is one of the most highly-used interstates by auto transporters due to its route and how many major metropolitan areas it passes through. Originating in Miami, Florida, I-95 travels north through sixteen different states on its way up to the Houlton-Woodstock Border Crossing in northeastern Maine. I-95 is popular because not only does it connect with almost every major east-west interstate in the U.S. but it runs through cities such as Jacksonville, Richmond, Trenton, New York City, Philadelphia, and more. Auto shippers routinely run routes up and down the east coast as New York to Florida is one of the most popular auto transport routes in the U.S., with literally tens of thousands of customers shipping up and down the coast every single year.

Maine’s transportation infrastructure is not nearly as developed as many other states’ due to the fact that outside of a few larger cities (Portland, Bangor, Augusta, et al) there aren’t a lot of people living in Maine and many of the roads to those smaller areas are rural in nature and not very well maintained. Maine’s transportation department is actually on top of the roads more than other states despite not seeing as much traffic on their roads. Because of the fact that Maine’s infrastructure is not as expansive as other states, it can be more expensive for auto shippers to run routes to various areas of the state, which in turn means higher costs for you.

It will almost always be cheaper, however, to ship to the major cities within Maine, particularly Portland as it’s in the southern areas of the state. Cities such as Augusta, Waterville and Bangor can be more expensive to ship to and from considering they are further north, which means carriers have to travel further into the state – and that means a longer trek back out when they inevitably go somewhere else. Auto shippers don’t see a lot of customers moving vehicles to or from Maine, at least not on a regular basis; most transportation to and from Maine will be done during the summer, as the winter weather that Maine routinely sees – particularly heavy, deep snows from December to early March – can cause delays and even dissuade shippers from going there at all.

Auto Transport To Louisiana

The state of Louisiana is located in the Deep South region of the United States. Bordering the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana is home to several major port cities, particularly New Orleans, the largest city in the state in terms of total population. Louisiana itself is the 31st largest state in total area and also ranks 25th in terms of total population and 24th in population density. These metrics are important in gauging the popularity of a state in terms of auto transportation, primarily population density as it’s a good way to tell which states have large metropolitan areas, or otherwise areas where a lot of people are living in close proximity.

There are two main east-west interstates that run through Louisiana. The Interstate Highway System is the main network of roads in the U.S. that auto transporters like to run their routes on, as they pass through a lot more major metro areas than the old U.S. Route system or the various state-operated highways strewn about the country. I-20 runs through the northern part of the state, servicing Shreveport and other areas, while I-10 runs through the southern areas, notably Lake Charles and New Orleans. These interstates are some of the most heavily traveled east-west interstates, particularly during the winter months when snow and ice causes delays and dangerous driving conditions throughout the northern states. I-10, indeed, is one of the most popular east-west interstates as it connects major cities such as Jacksonville, Tallahassee, New Orleans, Dallas, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Los Angeles together along one main route.

Louisiana also has two north-south interstates that service various areas of the state. I-49 runs south from Shreveport to Lafayette, while I-55 runs north from New Orleans into southern Mississippi. These interstates are incredibly useful for auto transporters, particularly I-49 as it’s a great way to get from Shreveport to New Orleans. Auto shippers utilize I-55 a lot, as it passes through several major metro areas in Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois, before finally terminating in Chicago. Indeed, I-55 is one of the primary routes to get from Chicago down to New Orleans and other areas of Louisiana and helps auto transporters connect to major east-west interstates further north.

Though the interstates help to lower auto transport costs, the fact of the matter is that auto shipping carriers prefer running routes through heavily-traveled and highly populated areas. Cities such as Shreveport, New Orleans and Lake Charles will likely be cheaper and easier to ship vehicles to or from as they are major dots on the map, not just hole-in-the-wall towns that no one’s ever heard of. Car shippers go where the people are, and if all the people are in large cities, they’re going to run routes to and from large cities. Keep that in mind when it comes to transporting your vehicle to or from Louisiana, though of course you can get door-to-door services from anywhere, to anywhere in the state, as long as you have the time and money for it.