Auto Shipping to Joliet, Illinois
Joliet is a city in as well as the county seat of Will County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. Auto shipping to Joliet is made easier by the fact that it sits so close to Chicago, the largest city in the state, and is a part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Founded in the early 1830’s, Joliet was first known as “Juliet,” and then “Jolliet,” until its final name was chosen in 1845 – eight years after initial incorporation. It was reincorporated as a city in 1852. Primarily a manufacturing city, like many in Illinois, Joliet has seen its fair share of economic hardships, particularly during the latter half of the 20th century when manufacturing began to leave the area. Today, Joliet is on the upswing thanks to new urban redevelopment and downtown revitalization projects, a renewed interest in the city and a steadily-growing tax base, the first time the population has grown since 1990.
As mentioned, Joliet sits within the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area, which so happens to be not only the largest metro area in the state but one of the largest in the entire country. Joliet sits in the southwestern corner of Chicago’s sprawling metro area, but that’s okay because it’s still fairly easy to get to and from and as such generally cheaper – at least, if you’re looking for auto shipping to Joliet. Auto transporters prefer to run routes into and out of major metro areas surrounding major cities, and while Joliet is not the size of Chicago it really helps keep prices lower and transit times higher that it’s located in relatively close proximity to Chicago proper.
The main interstate highway that services Joliet is I-80, which is actually really helpful when it comes to shipping a vehicle to and from the city and also when it comes to your total price. Auto shipping to Joliet, just like shipping a vehicle anywhere in the country, is not very cheap, mostly because the carriers have to make their money and their overhead costs (fuel, maintenance, etc) are fairly high. By sticking to major interstates servicing popular car transport locations such as metro Chicago, auto transport companies can still provide services to customers at a lower price than less-popular routes while still keeping their trucks fueled and on the road. This is good news for everyone and makes it cheaper and easier to ship a vehicle to and from most populated areas of the country.