Auto Transport to Massachusetts
The state of Massachusetts currently ranks just 44th in terms of total area, yet ranks 14th in the U.S. in total population and 3rd in total population density, thanks in large part to Boston, the largest city and metropolitan area in the entire state. Massachusetts is one of the oldest U.S. states, as it was founded as a colony in 1620, just thirteen years after Virginia was established further south. Massachusetts played a major role in the formation of the United States, the war for independence from Great Britain, the War of 1812, the Industrial Revolution, and basically just has been a central part of the growth and history of the United States almost its entire existence. Today the state sees a lot of car transportation traffic into and out of several major metropolitan areas, and this is aided by several major interstates that run through Massachusetts.
I-95 is the main north-south interstate that runs through Massachusetts, and it is one of the most important north-south interstates to run through the entire country. I-95 services metropolitan areas all along the east coast, from southern Florida to northern Maine, and is one of the busiest interstates in terms of auto transport. Auto transporters frequently run routes throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic states via I-95, and some only service the areas along the interstate. As it connects to literally every single transcontinental east-west interstate highway, it also acts as sort of a nexus for freight, as shippers routinely will use I-95 to get to one of the east-west interstates, whether it be I-90 in the north or I-10 in the south. I-91 also runs through the state, servicing the western areas of Springfield Holyoke, and Deerfield, and that stretch of I-91 is heavily populated in Massachusetts; though many of the cities sitting along the route are smaller in size, they are grouped close together and make the Springfield metro area quite large indeed.
The only main east-west interstate in Massachusetts has already been mentioned: I-90, which runs from Boston west to Seattle and passes through the states of Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington. I-90 is heavily traveled in the spring, summer and early fall; during late fall and into winter, and sometimes into early spring, heavy snows along the interstate in many different areas can cause traffic delays, accidents and generally a bad driving experience. With so much money on the back of their truck, auto transporters really don’t want to risk losing a car – or an entire load – to a patch of bad road covered in snow or ice (or both), so they avoid northern areas on the whole during the depths of the snowing season. That doesn’t mean that no one will run routes along I-90 in the winter; rather, they will charge significantly more than they would in the summer due to the added risk. For more on Massachusetts, you can visit the state’s official website as well.
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