Auto Transport Services to Eugene, OR
Eugene is a city located in the Willamette Valley, in Oregon, the most populated area of the state. Eugene’s population is over 150,000 and the city is the second-largest in the state of Oregon. History mentions the first settlers arriving in the mid-1840’s, and Eugene Skinner (for whom the town was named) first settled in the area in 1846. Eugene grew slowly until the construction of the University of Oregon in 1876. Today, Eugene is a major college town and its economy revolves heavily (but is by no means solely dependent upon) the University. Eugene currently sits as the primary city in the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area, which as of the 2010 U.S. Census had a population of 351,000. You can learn more about Eugene via the city’s official website as well.
Located about two hours south of Portland, Eugene is a major stop along Interstate 5. Interstate 5 is the main interstate servicing the Willamette Valley in Oregon and runs north-south through most all the largest metro areas in the state. Sitting along a major interstate does wonders for carrier availability and price in the car shipping industry, as auto shippers would much rather run routes to and from easy-to-get-to areas. Eugene being in the Pacific Northwest doesn’t help; on the whole, the region is rather isolated from many of the other major metro areas aside from those in California; this geographic isolation can lead to increased prices, longer wait times and fewer available carriers willing to pick your vehicle up either in Eugene or deliver in Eugene. However, due to the city’s larger population size, the problem is not a common one.
Without the University of Oregon Eugene likely would be only a small town in the middle of central Oregon, but because of the University the city sees quite a bit of auto transport and household goods traffic thanks to all the students moving to and from campus every year. Though it is not as popular as other NCAA schools, the University of Oregon has seen recruitment rise, particularly the student athlete sector, as recent successes in football, baseball and basketball have made the University of Oregon more relevant in Division I sports. Therefore, Eugene’s auto transportation prices have actually stayed fairly consistent over the past few years, though as always inclement weather and other conditions can cause problems and delays when shipping to or from the area. For more information regarding transporting a vehicle to or from Eugene, you can visit our auto transport to and from Eugene article, and you can also fill out our free online quote form to get multiple free quotes from reputable and reliable car transport companies.