Auto Shipping to Lakeland, Florida
Lakeland is a city located in south-central Florida, along Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando. Home to over 94,000 residents it is far from the largest city in the state, but it is a principal city of the Lakeland-Winter Haven metropolitan area, home to over 584,000 people.
Founded in the 1870’s, Lakeland grew slowly until the Spanish-American War, as it as a crucial strategic area in Florida and wound up being a major staging point for troops entering the conflict. Because of this, Lakeland grew rapidly during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, even after the end of the war.
Today the city is known for its agricultural ties, particularly to citrus fruits including oranges and grapefruits, as well as some manufacturing and tourism, as it is the largest city between Tampa and Orlando. Learn more about Lakeland here.
Because of its location and its size, Lakeland is actually a lot easier to ship to than people think. I-4, which it sits along, connects two of the largest cities in Florida in Tampa and Orlando, which makes it that much easier for shippers to quickly take a load or two into Lakeland from either city.
The fact that I-4 connects those two cities also helps, as it allows carriers easy access to Lakeland and other cities along the interstate such as Kissimmee and Winter Haven (though both sit just a bit south, it’s easier for shippers to get there as they are popular shipping locations easily accessed by state routes that take them only a few miles away from the interstate).
This helps make it a lot cheaper for you because shippers can charge less since the entire area is a popular shipping location that many customers are moving in and out of regardless of the time of year. It also helps with pickup times, either for a vehicle coming out of the area or going into it, as more auto transporters are willing to go there (or drive from there). Learn more about shipping to Lakeland here.
If you are looking for a free auto transport quote to ship your vehicle to or from Lakeland, you are definitely reading the right blog. You can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form to get a free, custom quote right away. We work with only top-rated carriers who are fully licensed and insured so you’re in good hands from booking to delivery. You can also call us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to a representative. They can give you a quote, answer questions, and even book your shipment if you’re ready.