Auto Transport to Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Sioux Falls is a city in as well as the county seat of Minnehaha County, in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Home to a population of almost 168,600 residents, making it the largest city in the state.
First explored during the early 18th century, settlers did not first start arriving to the area until the 1850’s, and conflicts with local Native Americans, while few, were enough to require military presence.
Fort Dakota was built in the area in 1865, providing protection for new settlers, and Sioux Falls quickly grew into a relatively important trading hub in the Dakota region. With the arrival of the railroads in the 1880’s, and the rise of the so-called “Dakota Boom,” Sioux Falls saw rapid growth and development and today it is one of the top-50 fastest growing cities in the United States.
Sioux Falls anchors the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, home to over 228,000 residents spread out over four counties. Auto transport companies want to run routes along major routes through major cities, and while Sioux Falls is the largest city and metro area in South Dakota, it’s…well, it’s located in South Dakota.
Of all the places you can ship a vehicle, at least within the contiguous United states, the Dakotas are probably the least popular of them. With few people spread out across a large area, car shipping companies have a hard time making ends meet on routes through the Dakotas because it’s just not a popular area.
This is despite the fact that Sioux Falls sits along Interstate 90, a major east-west interstate highway. I-90 may see a lot of traffic, but only in certain areas; through the Dakotas, it’s mostly long-haul shippers, with few customers actually looking for shipping services.
I-90 sees a lot more auto transport traffic back east as opposed through the northern Midwest and the Plains, which tends to make car shipping services more expensive and take longer to find a carrier. If auto transport companies don’t want to run those routes, it’ll take more money (i.e. more incentive) to get them to pick your vehicle up.
The weather also doesn’t help the cause. During the summer months you’ll likely find more demand through the area as the industry typically sees its busiest times during the spring and summer. A lot of that has to do with families having more time and more flexibility to do things since the kids are out of school, and it’s the busiest time for many logistical industries as a result.
During the winter, Sioux Falls sees a lot of snow, ice and other wintry weather that can cause problems and delays for auto transporters, so prices tend to skyrocket while availability drops. This leads to higher prices and longer wait times, so be sure to talk to a car shipping representative for more information and tips for getting your vehicle into or out of Sioux Falls.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll get a free quote to ship your vehicle right away. We only work with top-rated carriers who are fully licensed and insured. If you have questions, need a quote, or are ready to start your shipment, give us a call at 800-930-7417 toll-free to speak to one of our own live agents.