Auto Shipping to the Chicago Metro Area
By population, the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area (also known as the Chicago Metro Area and Chicagoland) is the third-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States, with a population of over 9.7 million residents. Chicago’s metro area is large and sprawling, covering multiple counties across three different states (Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana), though the vast majority of the area is located in Illinois. As you can likely guess, the Chicago Metro Area is anchored by Chicago, which is the third-largest city in the country by population. The entire metro area is economically, culturally, and linguistically diverse, and is known for its rich history, vibrant night life, and robust economy.
As such a large metropolitan area, it’s no surprise that some of the largest cities in the state are located within it – Chicago, after all, has grown by leaps and bounds since it was first settled back in the 1780’s. Its location at the portage between the Great Lakes and the mouth of the Mississippi River; this allowed the city to grow by leaps and bounds thanks to trade and residential interest. This turned Chicago into a major transportation, warehousing and distribution center, roles that it continues to fill even today, which is great for car transport companies and customers because the infrastructure is in place to support a wide array of different industries that rely on moving freight overland – including auto transporters. Its size makes it a major vehicle shipping location in the region, meaning prices tend to be lower and more competitive and pickup, transit and delivery times quicker through the entire metro area.
To illustrate this, let’s take a look at some of the major interstate highways that run through the Chicago metro area. I-90 and I-94 both service the area, as do I-55, I-57 and I-95, the first and last of which run all the way down to the Gulf Coast and service a wide array of major cities in the south central and Gulf regions. This does not include all the auxiliary interstate highways that also run through the Chicago metro area, connecting a variety of towns, cities, counties and even states together along one easy-to-navigate system. This allows car transport carriers to not only get into and out of the area quickly, but gives them access to a wide variety of different cities and towns that they can get to in a single day, which means they can serve more customers – and thus make more money – in a shorter amount of time. As a customer, you directly benefit from this because the industry is quite competitive, and carriers running routes through major cities try to undercut each other to try and get the most amount of customers. All in all, the Chicago metro area is one of the most popular and cost effective areas in the country to ship a vehicle into or out of.
If you are interested in shipping a vehicle to or from anywhere in the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area – be in Chicago, Arlington Heights, Joliet, Gary, or anywhere else in the area – you can get free quotes to ship from or to there by filling out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top-rated car transport companies that we screen for both dependability and reliability, which means we ensure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured, as well as five-star rated by Transport Reviews and other customer-based review websites. If you have questions about our services, the companies that will be sending you your quotes or anything else, you can call us toll-free any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live, friendly agents.