Auto Shipping Services to Birmingham, AL
Birmingham is a city in as well as the county seat of Jefferson County, Alabama. It is the capital of the state and also the largest city by population, as it is home to over 212,000 residents. Furthermore, Birmingham anchors the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to over a quarter of Alabama’s total population at over 1.13 million residents. Birmingham was founded in 1871 through the merger of three different pre-Civil War towns. Growth came primarily in the form of annexation of nearby areas, and became a major railroad transportation hub in the post-war Reconstruction era and into the 20th century. Additionally, Birmingham has been known as a major mining area and is particularly known for its contributions in the worlds of steel and iron.
Birmingham, as mentioned, anchors the larger Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area, home to a population of over 1.13 million. Metropolitan areas are important in the car shipping industry as they make things supremely easier for auto transporters, since they usually include many bedroom cities that surround a major city within them. That’s really useful when it comes to moving a vehicle into or out of different areas, as it gives auto transporters more options and flexibility in terms of where they pickup and deliver vehicles within an area. Since metro areas are usually heavily populated, it also makes it easier to find new customers whenever a carrier enters a new area, so sticking to where a lot of people are moving vehicle into and out of keeps their trucks full and their doors shut, meaning they can quickly get from one pickup to another – and from one delivery to another – all the while making money while doing so.
Several key interstates also wind through the city of Birmingham, which is important because interstate highways are the main way that auto transport companies get around. Birmingham is a major transportation and logistics hub in central Alabama, and its because of its location that it has developed into what it is today. Lots of demand for transportation services across a wide variety of industries both into and out of Birmingham made the need for reliable routes to and from the city a high priority, and auto transporters use this to their advantage to save time – and to save customers money as well. Several major interstates that run through Birmingham include I-20 and I-65. I-20 connects many southern cities together and gives shippers access to areas east of Birmingham, notably Atlanta, in Georgia. I-65 connects several major cities along one line going north-south, which helps shippers out as well.
Climate is usually an important factor in your auto transport prices, particularly in the winter months when the weather grows cold and snow and ice are more common. However, Birmingham sits in the Deep South, which is known for its generally hot and humid summer and warm, mild winters. This is really helpful for you because it means that the climate of the area shouldn’t affect your price at all. Snow is rare in central Alabama, which is helpful for you since snow can raise auto transport prices and lower carrier availability. Driving through snow and ice can be hazardous for anyone, but in particular long-distance freight haulers who have hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of precious cargo. Damage to a vehicle that is being shipped is rare, but the risk increases substantially when you throw slick winter weather into the mix. This is why Birmingham is easier and generally cheaper to ship to than more northern cities, especially in the winter months.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle into or out of Birmingham, make sure to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It’s completely free and takes less than two minutes from start to finish to complete it and submit it, and when you do you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email from some of the best auto transport companies in the industry. We clear all our shippers for reliability for you ahead of time, which means we make sure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured, so you know you’re getting the best rates from the best shippers in the industry. If you have further questions or concerns, you can give us a call toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, who can answer your questions and help you get your free quotes today.