Auto Shipping to Jefferson City, MO
Jefferson City is the capital of and fifteenth largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri. Currently home to a population of over 43,000 residents, Jefferson City is the county seat of Cole County and also anchors its own metropolitan area, the Jefferson City Metropolitan Statistical Area, home to over 149,000 residents. Jefferson City was founded in 1821 to serve as the permanent capital of Missouri, though when the territory was organized in 1812 it was first placed in St. Louis and later St. Charles. It was named after Thomas Jefferson. A border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was claimed by both sides of the conflict and after the war the state has remained relatively on the fence about issues that continue to plague the country stemming from the war. Jefferson City was named as the best small town in the U.S. by Rand Mcnally.
Jefferson City’s metropolitan area is not all that large, but it is the capital of the entire state of Missouri and as such sees a bit of auto transportation traffic. It sits a few hours west of St. Louis, the largest city in the state, but only 30 miles south of Columbia, which is larger than Jefferson City and also located along a major interstate. Auto transporters would prefer to run routes into and out of other areas in Missouri, mainly because of the lack of people; though Jefferson City’s metro area is home to over 149,000 residents, it’s still not all that big when you compare it to metro areas with a few million in it. St. Louis is the more popular shipping location, and if you’re on a tight budget it might be worth driving the distance from Jefferson City to St. Louis to meet your carrier for pickup or delivery.
It doesn’t help much that Jefferson City can only be accessed directly via state highways, which are things that car shippers tend to try to avoid if they can. The interstate highway system is their main way of getting across the country – it makes sense, considering the IHS was built for that express purpose (well, more for defense, but the idea is easy access to important, major cities in the country). Columbia is probably going to be cheaper to ship to than Jefferson City – might not be as cheap as St. Louis, depending on where you’re shipping from (or to, if you need to ship out of the Jefferson City metro area), but I-70 runs right through Columbia which gives carriers easy access to the area. Many will likely run routes into Jefferson City for customers for little to no extra charge, as it’s less than 50 miles away – maybe 50 miles total from Columbia down to Jefferson City and back up.
Located in central Missouri, Jefferson City’s weather can vary wildly depending on the time of year. During the spring and summer is usually when auto transportation services into and out of Jefferson City are at their busiest, namely due to the fact that the sun is shining, people are moving and things are chipper and sunny and awesome. During the fall and winter, though, the temperatures in the entire region tend to drop, and Jefferson City can see upwards of 3-4 inches of snow per month – while that’s not anything near what the northern states see, it can be enough to delay auto transportation services to or from the city, so keep an eye on the weather reports when you’re shipping your vehicle.
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