Auto Transport by Region: The Northwest Mountain States
The region known as the Northwest Mountain States is actually a part of the larger Mountain States, one of nine geographic U.S. regions recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Mountain States are made up of eight U.S. states: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. These eight states have the highest mean elevations among all 50 states and the term “mountain states” derives from the fact that the Rocky Mountains runs right through all eight states as well (hence the highest mean elevation statistic). In this article we’ll be focusing on the most northern states: Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, as these three form the “Northwest Mountain States,” a subdivision of the Mountain States region.
Shipping a vehicle to or from one of the Northwest Mountain States can be tricky. Located in the northern United States, and with the geography the way it is, auto transporters don’t particularly like having to traverse such barren and inhospitable landscapes, and the states of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming rank at the bottom in terms of auto transport popularity, both with carriers and customers. Carriers don’t like shipping to or from the region because of a major lack of customers – not only are all three states at the bottom of the popularity pile, but they’re also fairly devoid of life outside of a few minor pockets of civilization. But customers too don’t like shipping to or from one of the states in the region, as there aren’t a lot of people there to begin with and little incentive for most people to actually go there.
There are a few different routes through the region, however, and we’re not saying it’s impossible to find car transport services to or from one of the cities in the region – just more difficult than other, more popular areas. I-90 is a fairly popular interstate for transport through northern Idaho and Montana, as it does eventually run through a few different major metro areas and is the only east-west route through Montana. I-84 runs through southern Idaho and into Utah, and from there I-80 services much of southern Wyoming. There are a few different north-south interstates as well, but you’ll likely find shipping to or from the region from the sides as opposed to underneath (in other words, from cities lying relatively east or west from where you’re shipping to or from in the Northwest Mountain region) will be easier to find if not a bit more expensive. You can call us toll-free to speak to one of our live agents if you have questions or concerns, and you can also fill out our free online quote form to get your free car transport quotes to or from one of the Northwest Mountain states today.