Oklahoma is a state located in the southern Midwest region of the U.S. Home to over 3.9 million residents, Oklahoma is the 28th largest state in the U.S. by population. And this definitely will have an effect on your Oklahoma auto transport services. Oklahoma definitely has some major cities, notably Oklahoma City and Tulsa. And to be fair, those are pretty popular car shipping locations in the region. But at the same time, Oklahoma doesn’t see a whole lot of demand from customers, which means there’s not as much interest from carriers. And that tends to result in higher prices and longer wait times for pickup, transit and delivery.
A bit about Oklahoma auto transport services
As mentioned, Oklahoma has a few big cities, notably Oklahoma City. And if you’re shipping to or from Oklahoma City, you shouldn’t have a hard time getting your car to or from the city. It’s easily the largest in the state, and it sits along several major interstate highways. Carriers like routes to and from big cities, especially if they sit on high-profile interstates. And Oklahoma City does. It sits right along I-40, a major east-west interstate through the south-central region of the U.S.
And of course Oklahoma City isn’t the only major city in the state. There’s also Tulsa, which sits a bit northeast of Oklahoma City, along I-44. I-44 is another somewhat high-traffic interstate, at least through Oklahoma, as it connects Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton with cities such as Wichita Falls, Texas and St. Louis, Missouri. This makes things so much easier for carriers. And this in turn makes it easier for you. Big cities tend to see more interest from carriers, which means faster pickup times and also lower prices.
A bit about rural Oklahoma auto transport services
So, one thing you need to understand about shipping to or from Oklahoma is the fact that a lot of the state is rural. And rural car shipping is definitely more expensive and also harder to find. Why? Well, carriers like big cities and major interstates, not small towns and gravel roads. Of course, not all rural areas have gravel roads…but you’d be surprised at some of the routes that carriers have to take to get to rural areas.
Not only that, but a carrier that has to travel to a rural area has to spend more time and money (especially in fuel) to get there…all for one customer. One of the biggest advantages with shipping to or from major cities is that other people are too. So auto shippers can usually find more than one load to or from a major city, which means they make a lot more than they spend. But for rural routes that’s rarely the case, so they have to charge more in order to make some money on that route. If you are shipping to or from a rural area, talk to your agent. They may be able to give tips and advice to lower prices and/or wait times for pickup, transit or delivery.
Interested in Oklahoma auto transport?
Are you looking to ship a vehicle to or from the state of Oklahoma? If so, you should take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It’s completely free andyou’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. American Auto Shipping is fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have more general questions about shipping a vehicle, or need some help getting your quote to ship a car, you can contact us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent any time.
Helpful Links About the State of Oklahoma
- State of Oklahoma Official Website
- Oklahoma on Wikipedia
- Oklahoma Department of Commerce
- Info on Tourism in Oklahoma
- Oklahoma State Parks
List of Cities in Oklahoma by Metropolitan Area
Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area
Tulsa Metropolitan Area
Lawton Metropolitan Area