Auto Transport to Illinois
Ranked 5th in the entire country for total population, the state of Illinois has a population density that ranks 12th, primarily thanks to Chicago, the largest city in the state and third-largest city in the country. Illinois has long played a major role in the transportation industry throughout the history of the country, and also played a major role in the development of the United States as it continued to expand westward. Because of this, Illinois today has many different major interstates crossing through it, connecting its several different major cities and metro areas to the rest of the country. This abundance of infrastructure helps auto transporters move quickly through the major cities, like Chicago, Rockford, Springfield, Champaign, and Bloomington, as well as other major cities in outlying states, in particular Saint Louis, to the south; Detroit and Indianapolis to the east; Des Moines and Kansas City to the west; and Milwaukee to the north.
One of the most prominent interstates that runs through Illinois is Interstate 70, a major interstate throughout much of the year for the auto transport industry in particular. Spanning over 2,100 miles and connecting I-15 in Utah – a major corridor of that interstate, to be sure – with a Park and Ride feature in Baltimore, Maryland – but its terminus isn’t important, to be frank, because what’s important is how many major metro areas the interstate allows access to for transporters – that and how many other interstates it connects with. When it comes to auto transport, shippers prefer running routes through major metropolitan areas – not necessarily large cities themselves, but their outlying suburbs at the very least, as those areas are prime spots for customers and loads are generally easier to come by in more heavily-populated areas of the country.
It is also for this reason that some parts of Illinois will be more expensive to ship to. Despite having a major north-south interstate like I-55 or I-57 running through the state, smaller cities and towns will generally cost you more to get into and out of, because you’re probably the only person going there (or coming from there, but you get the idea). This causes shippers to burn more fuel just to make that same amount, so more often than not they won’t browse for loads going out of or into off-the-road places unless they’re paying a high enough amount. As some shipping companies will take different amounts than others, it can sometimes be hard to judge the prices into and out of hard-to-reach areas accordingly, and sometimes prices may need to be adjusted. Your best bet, if you are shipping on a budget, is generally to move your pickup and delivery locations to major metropolitan areas, as that will typically find you a shipper faster and at a better rate. You can also read more about the state of Illinois by visiting their official website via this link.
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