Texas auto transportation services are probably the most-requested by customers in the industry, save for perhaps shipping to Florida. Texas is the second-largest state by population, is home to three of the top-ten largest cities in the U.S., and five of the top 20. That’s incredible. Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth – all are huge cities and huge draws for auto transporters. So finding Texas auto transportation services shouldn’t be a challenge if you’re shipping to anywhere even remotely close to any of those. But there’s still some things to know about shipping a vehicle to or from Texas, so keep reading to learn more.
Quick Facts About Texas
Population: 27.86 million
Largest City: Houston
Largest Metro Area: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metroplex
Governor: Greg Abbot
Some Information About Texas Auto Transportation
Texas is not just popular because of its major cities – it’s also popular because of the ways around it. Texas has several major interstate highways running through it, including I-10, I-20, I-35, I-40, I-45 – lots of major ones. And it’s also located in the southern United States, which usually means its climate is more favorable to long-haul trucks. Snow and ice aren’t as common in the populated areas of the state, so it’s a prime destination for carriers during the winter months.
All of this should end up making things a lot easier on your agent – and yourself. With a lot of demand from customers comes lots of carriers, which means more competition for your shipment. This will help keep prices more competitive, i.e. lower, and that’s great news for you. More importantly for some, however, is that pickup, transit and delivery windows should be shorter. Carriers love Texas and love routes through Texas and loads originating or ending in Texas. So they shouldn’t be hard to find.
About Popular Texas Auto Transportation Locations
Houston may be the largest city in the state, but it’s not the most popular auto shipping location. That doesn’t matter much, though, because it’s only a few hours away from the most popular location in Texas. So there should not be any issues shipping a vehicle to or from Houston.
San Antonio is also not the most popular shipping location in Texas, but again that doesn’t mean much. The five largest cities in Texas are all within a few hours of one another. Many carriers will take a load to or from San Antonio as easily as they would to or from Houston or Dallas.
Dallas, believe it or not, is the most popular Texas auto transportation location. It anchors one of the largest metro areas in the country, a metro area that includes cities such as Fort Worth and Arlington. Carriers love Dallas, and love routes through Dallas, so you shouldn’t see any trouble with shipping your vehicle there.
Interested in Texas Auto Transportation Services?
If you’re trying to ship a car to or from Texas, 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 Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, 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.
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