Rutland is a city in as well as the county seat of Rutland County, Vermont. Home to a population of over 16,500 residents, Rutland is the fifth-largest city in the state of Vermont by total population. Rutland is technically the anchor of its own metropolitan area, though the city is small in terms of population and as such is more a micropolitan area than a metropolitan one. That said, Rutland may not be the most popular of car shipping areas in Vermont, but it’s up there among the cities that see the most car shipping traffic. Auto transport carriers would rather run routes to or from some of the larger cities in Vermont, which could end up costing you more to ship to or from Rutland.
Rutland traces its roots back to Benning Wentworth, one of the first governors of Vermont, who founded the area around Otter Creek. Given over primarily to agricultural endeavors for a number of years, the opening of several marble quarries in the 18th and 19th centuries led to an economic micro-boom in Rutland, though population growth was limited. Today, Rutland’s economy is more diverse than before, though the closing of the marble quarries int he 1980’s and 90’s cost the area jobs that it has had a hard time replacing in recent years.
During the summer months, average daily highs in Rutland usually only reach into the upper 70’s and lower 80’s, though higher temperatures aren’t exactly unheard of; the highest temperature ever recorded in Rutland is a balmy 102 degrees. Winters tend to bring the cold and the snow, though, which can affect auto transport prices into and out of the area. During the winter months average highs only reach into the low 30’s, still often below freezing, and overnight lows are often in the single digits; the record low is -43 degrees though, so keep that in mind. Snow and ice can cause delays and price hikes, and also create lower carrier availability into and out of Rutland, so keep an eye on the weather.
Rutland is a wonderful place to live, and if you are looking for auto transport to the city, look no further than American Auto Shipping. One toll free call to 800-930-7417, or taking one minute to fill out our free online quote request form and you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. So call or go online today and see what American Auto Shipping can do for you!