Across the Map: Iowa Auto Shipping Services
The state of Iowa sits in the Midwestern United States. Home to just over 3 million people, Iowa is a major agricultural producer, though its contributions to America’s food stores are not as prominent as they once were, as Iowa’s economy has slowly begun to diversify. Much of its economy today is based on food processing and manufacturing, though sectors such as financial services, biotechnology, and information technology are slowly starting to crop up. The state currently ranks 26th among the 50 states in total area, 30th in total population and 36th in population density. Its low population density and harsh winter weather make the state less popular for auto shippers to run into and out of, though the major cities typically see a decent amount of car transport traffic on the whole.
Another problem with car shipping in and out of Iowa are the relative lack of major interstates that run through it. I-80 is the main east-west interstate servicing Iowa and it does pass through some major cities including Davenport and Des Moines, but that’s really all there is for major cities in the entire state. I-80 sees less auto transport traffic in the winter months because much of the route is prone to snowfall, which is dangerous for auto shippers and an extreme hazard considering how much the freight they’re hauling is typically worth. This makes prices into and out of Iowa in the fall and winter months higher, and carrier availability tends to be lower as well. I-35 is a north-south interstate that runs north from Texas, and it’s a route that many shippers will utilize in order to access major east-west interstates to access other parts of the country. Des Moines is usually the cheapest area to ship into or out of in Iowa due to the fact that both interstates run through the city and they both intersect each other there as well. Follow this link for more information on shipping into and out of Iowa.
You can fill out our free online quote request form and get multiple free auto transport quotes from reputable and reliable auto transport companies to transport your vehicle to or from Iowa. If you are looking for more information about the state in general, visit Iowa’s official state website for more information. If you have questions or concerns, or would rather speak to a live person as opposed to filling out some random form on the Internet, you can call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 and speak to one of our friendly live agents who can answer your questions, give you more information about transporting to or from Iowa, and help you get your free auto transport quotes today.