Auto Shipping to Brookings, SD
Brookings is a city located in Brookings County, South Dakota, of which it is also the county seat. Home to over 22,000 residents, Brookings is currently the fourth-largest city in the state of South Dakota by total population. Brookings was first organized in 1857 as Medary and was one of the first European settlements in what would become South Dakota. Home of South Dakota State University, founded in 1881, Medary was Incorporated and renamed Brookings in 1883, in large part because of the recent construction of railroad lines through the area as well as the construction of the college. South Dakota State University today is the largest employer in the city and the second-oldest – and largest – institution of higher learning in the entire state.
South Dakota is one of the least-popular areas in the United States to ship a vehicle to or from, and for several reasons. For one, there aren’t a lot of people there, and the state is rather large in terms of its total area. This means that its cities – which are hardly major cities to begin with – are spread across hundreds of square miles of land, and this in turn generally makes it harder for car shippers to easily run routes through the state. Add to that the fact that few people are shipping to and from South Dakota as is, and you have a recipe for a place that no one wants to go and no shippers go to anyway.
All that being said, auto transport services to or from Brookings are still possible – it’s just going to take a bit longer and likely cost a bit more than other, more popular routes of a similar distance. It really helps that Interstate 29, a main north-south route that connects Brookings with Watertown to the north and Sioux City to the south, runs right through Brookings. This in turn gives auto shippers some good access to the area, though it will likely only help your prices and carrier availability so much. You may be able to save some money by driving to a more popular area to meet your carrier for pickup or delivery. Minneapolis is a bit of a drive, but it’s a lot more popular than Brookings and is much larger, to boot; you may also be able to meet a carrier along I-29 further south, such as in Sioux City or even further down the road, or even I-35, the north-south interstate that runs into Minneapolis.
You’ll also want to keep in mind the fact that winter shipping to Brookings will likely be more expensive due to the fact that the area experiences some pretty brutal winter weather. During the summer, when there’s a lot more trucks on the road and most all the routes in the U.S. are clear, it’ll probably be a bit cheaper, but when there’s fewer carriers on the road and a lot of the northern routes are treacherous and snowy, carriers will try to avoid them more, and will ask for more money to make a trek like that. Brookings sees an average of seven inches of snow per month from October to April, with most of it falling in December, January and February. Keep that in mind, as that’ll affect both your price and carrier availability during those months.
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