Auto Transport to Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff is a city in as well as the county seat of Coconino County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. Home to over 68,600 residents and anchoring the Flagstaff metropolitan area, home to over 135,000 total residents, Flagstaff is not the most popular area in Arizona to ship a vehicle to or from though its proximity to Phoenix, the largest city in the state and one of the largest in the country, helps a bit. Flagstaff was named after the Ponderosa Pine flag pole that was erected in the town to celebrate the U.S. centennial in 1876 and its location near the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest in the U.S. placed the city at the forefront of the lumber and mining industries for many years. Today the city’s economy is based more on warehousing and distribution, medical device manufacturing and also tourism.
Though Flagstaff is not the largest city in the state of Arizona – not even cracking the top five in terms of total population – it sits about a hundred and fifty miles north of Phoenix, roughly two and a half hours via I-17. This puts it within the confines of the greater Phoenix metro area, if not technically then at least for auto transport companies. It’s less than a day’s drive from Phoenix, giving both customers and carriers more options in terms of pickup and delivery sites, and door to door transportation services will likely be cheaper as a result. Of course, its location may warrant additional expenses at the cost of the carrier, which would make it more expensive than shipping into or out of Phoenix, but at the same time it likely wouldn’t affect your price all that much, so only people shipping on a tight budget would be affected – if that includes you, talk to a representative about possible alternate pickup or delivery locations outside of Flagstaff to help save some money.
Flagstaff is accessible via the Interstate Highway System through two different highways, I-17 and I-40. Of the two, I-40 is likely to be the more heavily-traveled by auto transporters, namely because it’s an east-west route that runs nationwide from central California to North Carolina. I-17 is technically not an interstate highway, since its route is entirely within the state of Arizona, but it is labeled as an interstate highway due to its junction with I-40 in Flagstaff and I-10 south in Phoenix. I-17 is the main north-south route from Phoenix to Flagstaff, and its connection with I-40 gives auto shippers a lot more options when planning their routes through Flagstaff and beyond. This ease of access really helps save carriers time, and for them time is money, so you tend to save on the shipment as well.
Flagstaff’s location within Arizona places it in a different climate than that of Phoenix and other southern Arizona cities. During the summer months the weather is generally mild, with average highs usually reaching into the mid-to-upper 80’s, though summer lows can drop down into the low-to-mid 40’s, though generally are in the low 50’s. During the winter months is where Flagstaff differs greatly from other cities in Arizona; whereas Phoenix sees mild winters with almost no snow thanks to its desert climate, Flagstaff’s higher elevation and higher latitude makes winters generally colder, with snow coming down in spurts every three weeks or so. Average highs only reach into the low-to-mid 50’s, but overnight lows typically drop down into the low-to-mid teens and can drop below freezing during the depths of the season. This can affect transportation services to or from Flagstaff, including prices and carrier availability. This is yet another reason why it may be more beneficial to move your pickup or delivery location out of Flagstaff and down into Phoenix, if you can spare the two hours there and the two hours back.
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