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Finding quotes for Missouri auto transportation shouldn’t be difficult. Quotes are a dime a dozen nowadays – really, not even a dime, as most car shipping quotes are absolutely free. So finding a company that can book your order, like us, isn’t difficult. The difficulty lies in actually getting the vehicle to or from Missouri. But even then, if you’re shipping to somewhere even remotely close to an interstate highway, finding a carrier is a breeze. We’ll explain a bit more about that below.
Quick Facts About Missouri
Population: 6 million
Capital: Jefferson City
Largest City: Kansas City
Largest Metro Area: Saint Louis Metro
Governor: Eric Greitens
Some Information About Missouri Auto Transportation
Shipping to or from most parts of Missouri shouldn’t be hard. The state is bookended by two major cities in Saint Louis and Kansas City, and they’re connected by I-70. This is ideal for carriers as they can easily get from one to another in just a few hours. In turn, this reduces transit times and also helps keep prices a bit lower. More importantly, however, routes that run along that corridor tend to see faster dispatch times, i.e. how long it takes to book your shipment.
Rural shipping to or from Missouri may be a bit more difficult. Northeastern and southeastern Missouri don’t have a lot of highways or big cities, so carriers tend to skip over those areas if they can. A great tip is to discuss, with your agent, potentially moving your pickup or delivery location. This can help them find a carrier more quickly, as they’re more willing to pickup loads that are already along their route. Not having to detour or divert is a great way to find carriers fast.
About Popular Missouri Auto Transportation Locations
Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri, but it’s not as popular a shipping location as Saint Louis. That being said it’s still a popular car shipping location in Missouri and one of the main locations in the state. As such, you shouldn’t have an issue shipping a vehicle to or from Kansas City.
St. Louis has the same basic advantages as Kansas City. It’s large, it’s easy to get to, and it’s popular among customers. This helps carriers keep prices lower for their customers, which keeps their trucks full of cars. Remember, you want carriers to compete for your load, and shipments into and out of Saint Louis are prime during most times of the year.
Springfield, of the cities on this list, is probably the most difficult city to ship a car in or out of. That being said it’s still not all that hard – it sits right along I-44, which sees a fair bit of car shipping traffic. All in all it’s not like it’s a rural area, and it is the third-largest city in the state, so you shouldn’t have any issues.
Interested in Missouri Auto Transportation Services?
If you’re trying to ship a car to or from Missouri, let us at Affordable Auto Transportation help you out! We work with carriers across the country to get your vehicle moved from and to wherever you need. Whether you’re shipping to Kansas City, Saint Louis, Springfield. or elsewhere, we will calculate the right quote for your needs. If you’d like, you can fill out our free form and get a free, custom quote emailed to you within minutes. Or, you can contact us over the phone any time to speak to a live agent. Both methods have their benefits, but either will get you a quality quote to ship your car. Let us know how we can help! Just fill out our form or contact us at 800-805-5194 today.
- "Being a rather large SUV that needed shipped from California to Nebraska, there were a few challenges. The first truck that arrived refused to pickup the vehicle due to it's size. However, Mike worked diligently and within one week he had a hotshot lined up. The operators of the hotshot were incredibly communicative and accommodating. The vehicle arrived withing 3 days with no damage at all. Although there was the one hiccup, in the end the service received was top notch. I would be happy to ship with Mike in the future." - Miles/California
- "Never needing to use an auto transport service, I was a bit nervous and overwhelmed with all of the different company/broker options. After reading tons of reviews and visiting the Better Business Bureau website, I contacted Affordable Auto Transportation. The stars aligned and Jared Z. was my main point of contact. He made this experience super easy and relaxed my anxieties. I would highly recommend this company for my family and friends. " - Jared Z/Washington