Auto Transport by Region: The East South Central States
The East South Central states are comprised of four states, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. Though not known in any official capacity, the East South Central states make up the colloquially-known “Old Dixie” region, as those states, historically, have tended to see the most conservatism throughout the years, particularly conservatism of the Confederate States of America variety.
The region is a known agricultural producer, particularly Alabama and Mississippi, which sit along the American “Black Belt” – a belt-like region in the southern U.S. known for its highly fertile (and black, hence the name) topsoil. Mississippi was actually one of the richest states in the Union at one point before the Civil War, thanks to its many large cotton plantations at the time. The East South Central region sits in the heart of the Southern United States.
Transporting a vehicle into or out of one the region can be difficult to achieve depending on where exactly you’re shipping from and to. There are many routes into and out of the different states that make up the East South Central region, but on the whole the states are still rural in many areas, and their major metro areas are not really as major as some of the northern or western cities like Chicago or Los Angeles or New York City.
The largest city in the region is Louisville, Kentucky – Louisville sees a bit of auto transport traffic to and from, but not as much as many other major cities. Other major cities in the region include Memphis, Nashville, Lexington and Birmingham, but again, these cities are not among the most popular auto transport locations and can see delays and higher prices to or from them depending on where you are shipping from and to as well as the time of the year.
But not all is lost. Several major interstates run through the region including I-10 in the far south, I-20 through Mississippi, I-40 through Tennessee and I-64 through Kentucky. Several major north-south interstates also service the region, particularly I-55 in western Mississippi and I-24 that runs through Tennessee. These interstates are not as heavily traveled as others, though I-10 is a rather popular east-west route as it services many of the largest cities in the Southern U.S., not just Mississippi.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to one of the East South Central states, you should fill out our free online quote request form. If you do, you’ll get a free quote to ship your vehicle to or from anywhere in the United States. We work with only top-rated carriers who are fully licensed and insured as well. You can also call our toll-free number to speak to one of our live auto transport experts. They can answer questions, give you a free price quote, or help you place a reservation if you’re ready to take the next step.