Wheeling is a city in as well as the county seat of Ohio County, West Virginia. Home to over 28,000 residents in the city proper, Wheeling is an important city in the state of West Virginia economically and is the principal city of the Wheeling Metropolitan Statistical Area, home to over 147,900 residents. Wheeling is today a modern American city, with a diverse – if not small – economy that was once reliant on manufacturing but its major industries now include education, healthcare, retail, and energy, among others.
Founded in 1769, Wheeling was a first settled while Virginia was still under British control, and after the Revolution grew into a major city in the Commonwealth of Virginia after it became a U.S. state. This was due mainly to the city being at the epicenter of three major roads and railroads, which prompted manufacturing in Wheeling to boom. After West Virginia became a state in 1863, Wheeling was selected as the state’s first capital, though it was moved to Charleston in 1865, a scant two years after statehood. Today, Wheeling is a small but thriving part of the West Virginia Panhandle.
During the summer is usually when auto transportation services to or from Wheeling are at their peak, and therefore usually at their lowest in terms of price. Winter months tend to bring the cold, and since Wheeling is located up in the mountains it sees quite a bit of snow and ice during the winter months. The mountainous areas around Wheeling create enough problems for shippers, but during the winter months this can cause auto transport drivers to avoid the region altogether, since getting stuck in the mountains with a bunch of cars on the truck is an easy way to losing the company.
Wheeling, however, 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 will yield ten free quotes from ten different American auto shipping companies in your e-mail over the next one hour. So call or go online today and see what American Auto Shipping can do for you!