Auto Transport to Washington, DC
As a district, Washington, DC (or the District of Columbia) is not a part of any city or state; its population of over 632,000 residents is under direct Congressional jurisdiction, which it was given after the American Civil War. The district’s population can swell to over one million during the work week, as it is the nation’s capital – many people who work for the government live in the suburbs around the District of Columbia, including Silver Spring, Alexandria and Arlington. Though it is neither a city or a state it is a part of the United States and functions – for every day people, anyway – much the same as any other city in any state in the country. Its economy revolves heavily around government, of course, though retail and tourism are also major sectors in the district’s economy.
When transporting a vehicle to or from Washington, DC, the main route that carriers will take is generally I-95. Interstate 95 is one of the most popular and highly-traveled interstates east of the Mississippi River, as it connects most major metropolitan areas along the eastern seaboard – including the District of Columbia – together. This allows carriers access to thousands of shipping customers across hundreds of cities in thirteen states. Interstate 95 doesn’t actually run through the district, however; it runs slightly east of it, with several auxiliary interstates branching off at various locales to service different portions of the city. This allows carriers to quickly get into and out of several different parts of the district and the surrounding cities, which gives them more control over their routes and pickup/delivery locations, which will ultimately lead to lower prices when shipping from areas north or south of D.C.
Many carriers running routes to D.C. from the western parts of the country will have to catch I-95 either north or south of the district, as there’s no east-west interstate that goes into D.C. directly. Many carriers will run along I-70 into Baltimore, where it’s a simple matter of finding freight heading south and then stopping off at D.C. on the way. I-64 runs close to D.C., but it’s not a coast-to-coast interstate which makes it less popular. However, some carriers that are running routes through the West Virginia area could go through Charleston and then pass by D.C. This is generally a longer trip and is slightly more, so make sure to talk to your auto transport representative for more information about shipping to or from D.C. You can also visit the official website for the District of Columbia here.
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