Auto Transport to Louisiana
Ranked 31st in the country in terms of total area, the state of Louisiana is home to 4.6 million residents and ranks 25th in total population and 24th in population density. Throughout its history Louisiana has seen an influx of a variety of different cultures, which has greatly affected the culture of the state, particularly the area around New Orleans, the largest city in the state. New Orleans in particular is an important transportation hub and has served as such for over three hundred years; as it sits at the mouth of the Mississippi River, perhaps the most important waterway in the United States, it’s not surprising that the city’s economy would be built around it, as well as its culture; much of what makes New Orleans exceptional is the fact that so many different people from many different cultures have made their impact on the city, including French, Spanish, British, Native American, and African influences.
Two major east-west interstates pass through Louisiana, I-20 in the north and I-10 in the south. I-20 is a major interstate that runs over 1,500 miles from its terminus with I-95 in South Carolina to its terminus with I-10 in western Texas. It allows auto shippers access to a variety of major metropolitan areas in six different southern states and is a vital part of the Interstate Highway System. In Louisiana it passes through Monroe and Shreveport before heading into Dallas, Texas. I-10 is the more southern of the two interstates, and I-10 perhaps is more popular in the Louisiana area than I-20 as it passes through the heart of New Orleans on its way to Jacksonville. I-10 runs almost 2,500 miles from east to west and passes through much of the more populated delta cities in southern Louisiana.
The two east-west interstates are connected in Louisiana only by I-49, a smaller interstate that only runs from Shreveport down to Lafayette, a distance of about 200 miles; this is only a five hour drive for most shippers, and is a great way to get from one interstate to another. As much of Louisiana’s interior is sparsely populated, it helps that I-49’s distance is relatively short and carriers can more easily plan their routes through the state, maximizing how many cities they pickup and deliver loads in while also minimizing how much time is spent idle; carriers get paid to drive, remember, but they have to drop their load off first in order to get paid on it. It’s a fine balance through Louisiana, to be sure, but many shippers make the trek into the state for no other reason than New Orleans; while it may not be the largest city in the state, it is still a major transportation hub in the region and a natural congregation site for logistics drivers moving freight through the Deep South. For more information about Louisiana, feel free to visit the state’s official website via this helpful link.
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