Auto Transport to Florida
The state of Florida is one of the most popular auto transport locations in the United States. With a population of over 19 million, it ranks 4th in the U.S. for total population and 8th in population density. As it sits along the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Gulf of Mexico, many areas of Florida are prime vacation spots, particularly for “snowbirds” – people who spend half the year in New England (typically spring and summer) and the other half in Florida (usually fall and winter). This allows them to avoid the harsh winter weathers of New England while also avoiding the brutal, muggy Florida summers, and they are actually a reliable customer base for auto transporters as they generally follow the same patterns year after year.
Florida has two of the most popular north-south interstates running through it. For starters, there’s I-95, perhaps the most popular north-south interstate east of the Mississippi River. It originates in Miami, or near enough, and traverses the length of the eastern seaboard to Maine, where it ultimately terminates at the Canadian border. As it passes through many major metro areas, including Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and New York City, it’s a prime route for many carriers as there is generally plenty of freight to be found anywhere they stop along the way. This leads to lower prices up and down the east coast, especially when shipping to or from a major metro area. For snowbirds shipping south it will likely be even cheaper, as many carriers start gearing up for the snowbird and winter seasons in the late summer, which means better rates through the fall and early winter months.
I-75 is the other major north-south interstate, though it services the western foothills of the Appalachian Mountains – popular, but not as much as I-95. It passes through cities such as Tampa, Atlanta, Cincinnati and Detroit, but it’s used more as a connection to other interstates such as I-10 and I-20. These east-west interstates connect to I-75 (as do others further north), allowing carriers running routes into or out of western Florida much more access to other major Midwest cities like Nashville, Birmingham and Saint Louis. There are plenty of areas in western Florida that snowbirds will travel to as well, as the entire west coast is littered with smaller cities that are great vacationing spots. You can read more about Florida via the state’s official website here.
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