West Virginia auto transportation services are not popular among carriers. But that doesn’t mean you can’t ship your car there – it just means you have to understand the hurdles. Auto transporters like routes to or from big cities in big states with large, dense populations. It’s not surprising – you get more customers in D.C. than in Morgantown, after all. That volume is important for carriers, who operate on pretty thin profit margins as-is. So when shipping to or from West Virginia, you have to be prepared for longer wait times and higher prices. But if you’re willing to abide those, we can definitely get your vehicle to or from anywhere in the state.
Quick Facts About West Virginia
Population: 1.8 million
Largest City: Charleston
Largest Metro Area: Huntington Metropolitan Area
Governor: Jim Justice
Some Information About West Virginia Auto Transportation
As mentioned, West Virginia auto transportation is not popular among either customers or carriers. A lot of this has to do with how rural the entire state is. It’s isolated, despite sitting close to Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and North Carolina. The reason it’s isolated is that the state is really mountainous, which inhibits growth. Add to that the fact that its largest city, Charleston, is home to just 50,000 residents, and you have a recipe for an unpopular auto shipping location. Carriers would rather travel through the bigger cities of Ohio or Pennsylvania than West Virginia.
But not all is lost. Rural shipping is going to be tough, but the biggest cities in the state all sit along interstate highways. Highways that get used by car carriers, mind you. So it’s not like a carrier is just not going to run a route through West Virginia, so long as the price is right. West Virginia shipping services tend to be more expensive per-mile than other, more popular car shipping locations. So while it’s definitely achievable, you should budget and prepare accordingly.
About Popular West Virginia Auto Transportation Locations
Charleston is definitely the most popular car shipping location in West Virginia. And on the whole it’s the cheapest. It is accessible via two interstates, I-79 and I-84. So carriers running routes through West Virginia are going through Charleston anyway. And, it’s the largest city by population in the state. This makes it more popular among customers as well.
Huntington sits on the western border of the state, not far from Lexington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s often the first area carriers will pass through if they’re heading east through West Virginia. This can actually help your prices if you’re shipping from the west, which is a boon for many customers.
Morgantown sits in the northern part of West Virginia, a bit south of Pittsburgh. It’s a major thoroughfare for carriers heading north or south along I-79 and, as a result, is one of the more popular auto transport locations in the state.
Interested in West Virginia Auto Transportation Services?
If you’re trying to ship a car to or from West Virginia, 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 Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, 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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