Auto Transport to and from Johnson City, TN
Johnson City is a city located in Washington County, Tennessee, though portions of the city also extend into neighboring Carter and Sullivan counties.
Home to a population of over 65,000 residents, Johnson City is the ninth-largest city in the state of Tennessee and anchors the Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to over 200,000 residents and spans three counties.
The Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area is in turn part of the larger Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol Combined Statistical Area, known colloquially as the “Tri-Cities” area and home to over 500,000 residents.
The Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area isn’t the most popular of areas for auto transporters to run routes into and out of, mainly because of its size.
Auto transport companies prefer to run routes into and out of areas that are home to millions of people, as that’s where most of their customers are going and where their highest odds of finding new customers lie. This makes it more difficult for auto transport representatives to find carriers willing to ship into or out of Johnson City at the same rates as other routes of a similar distance.
Money talks in the car shipping industry, and when you’re shipping into or out of Johnson City you should be prepared to pay higher prices as a result.
It doesn’t help that the only two interstates that run through Johnson City are I-26 and I-81. While interstates are a major boon to any city, and are extremely helpful when it comes to finding carriers willing to run a route between two different cities, it kind of depends on what interstates are servicing what area, and interstate highways are much more heavily traveled than others.
I-81 and I-26 are not incredibly popular highways; they wind through mostly rural areas and small towns and cities, and aren’t altogether that long to begin with, so the carrier won’t be traveling along it for too long. This usually results in higher prices and longer pickup and transit times.
Johnson City’s peculiar geographical characteristics make it’s climate more of a factor when shipping to or from the area than others. For starters, Johnson City sits just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which makes it more difficult to get into and out of particularly on east-west routes.
But more than that, much of the rain that falls in eastern Tennessee gets dumped on Johnson City and the surrounding area, and come winter snow is fairly common, with upwards of five inches per month on average falling in the city. This can disrupt auto transport services to and from Johnson City, so if you’re shipping during the winter season you may want to discuss the impact the weather may have on your shipment with a qualified representative.
For more information on Johnson City, or for free auto transport quotes to ship to or from Johnson City (or anywhere else in the U.S., for that matter), make sure to fill out our free online quote request form. It takes just a minute or two and will get you a free quote to ship your vehicle right away. We work with only top-rated carriers who are fully licensed and insured. You can also contact us over the phone any time to get a quote, get questions answered, book a shipment, and more.