Auto Transport to Iowa
The state of Iowa is one of the most important states in the country in terms of food production, particularly corn and oats, though the food processing industry, rather than farming itself, is a more important and larger part of the state’s economy. Ranked 30th in total population and 36th in population density among the 50 states, Iowa is not a particularly heavily-populated state, which does create some drawbacks when transporting vehicles into or out of Iowa. Add to that the fact that winters in the state can get brutal, particularly in the northern and eastern parts of the state, and it’s a recipe for higher prices and lower availability of auto shippers during many times of the year.
However, not all is lost. Des Moines, the capital of the state as well as Iowa’s largest city, has a population of over 203,000, with a metropolitan area of 569,000. While this won’t win the city or its metro area any awards, it does make things much easier for shippers running routes into and out of Iowa, particularly along Interstate 80, which is a major east-west interstate prone to high transport truck travel. I-80 is not the most popular east-west corridor that shippers can use, but it is useful in that it runs through some fairly large cities including Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Toledo, and Cleveland and spans a distance of close to 2,900 miles. It also passes through Davenport, on the eastern edge of the state, which is another metropolitan area in Iowa that shippers will be willing to ship into and out of.
The only major north-south interstate through Iowa is Interstate 35, which runs from Laredo all the way to Duluth, Minnesota, spanning over 1,500 miles and allowing access to many different metropolitan areas in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota. The Midwest is not the most popular of transport locations for carriers running routes north-south, but plenty enough of them do it to make it a fairly regular thing. The biggest thing is demand – not a lot of people are shipping up and down those Midwestern corridors, but rather going east-west. The fact that I-35 connects to several major east-west interstates actually makes it easier to find shippers into or out of the area, as transporters can easily adjust their routes to accommodate new pickups and deliveries that are along the way. Learn more about Iowa by visiting the state’s official website as well.
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