Auto Shipping Services to Valdosta, GA
Valdosta is a city in and is also the county seat of Lowndes County, Georgia, and is currently home to over 54,500 residents, making it the fourteenth-largest city in the state of Georgia. Valdosta was founded in 1860 after the Gulf and Atlantic Railroad was built a few miles away from what was then a small village known as Troupville; residents of Troupville, seeing the traffic and prosperity that the railroad could bring, moved their houses and belongings nearer to the railroad, and Valdosta was born. Not long after, the county seat moved to Valdosta, bringing more residents, and today Valdosta anchors its own metropolitan area, known as the Valdosta metropolitan area, which is home to over 139,000 residents.
Despite its size, Valdosta is actually fairly easy for auto transporters to get into and out of, namely because of Interstate 75. I-75 is a north-south interstate that connects Detroit, in Michigan, with Tampa, down south in Florida. As it passes through several states and many major cities, including Tampa, Gainesville, Macon, Atlanta, Knoxville, Lexington, Cincinnati and Toledo on is way to Detroit, it’s not all that surprising to know that it’s a major route for many transportation companies. This makes Valdosta a popular stopping point for car shipping companies, and will likely contribute to lower prices and faster pickup times when shipping in or out of Valdosta. It also helps that there are numerous state highways that pass through the city, allowing even more access for shippers depending on where they’re going into Valdosta from.
One of the primary drawbacks to shipping into or out of Valdosta is the fact that you really can’t move your pickup or delivery out of Valdosta if you need to lower your price or need faster pickup. In many states, particularly the western states, most of their large cities are clustered around even larger cities – for instance, in Colorado, four of the state’s top-five largest cities by population are all centered around Denver. Atlanta, Georgia’s largest, is a little over 200 miles north from Valdosta, way too far away to be an alternative pickup location unless you have a lot of time on your hands. This is why I-75 passing through the area is helpful; if your shipper is moving down into Tampa, and you’re shipping to Valdosta, it’s just another stop on the trip for them, and they’ll price it accordingly and likely you’ll save a bit of money since it’s easier to get in and out of Valdosta.
Valdosta is also a more popular location with carriers because of the climate there. During the summer months, while temperatures frequently get into the low 90’s, anything above 100 degrees is considered abnormal, though it’s not all that unheard of. With overnight lows dropping down into the low 70’s, summer nights are generally pleasant without getting too hot, which makes the area more popular for customers as well. It really helps that snowfall is almost unheard of, the last of which was back in February 2010, and no significant accumulation during the winter since 1989. With Valdosta being relatively easy to get through year-round, and will so many ways in and out of the city, it’s not that surprising that despite its location in southern Georgia it’s still a fairly cheap area for auto transportation services, all things considered.
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