Hayward 1Hayward is a city located in Alameda County, part of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The sixth-largest city in the Bay Area by population, Hayward is currently home to over 149,000 residents and is the third-largest municipality in Alameda County. Incorporated in 1876, Hayward began as Hayward’s, then Haywards, which it would remain until 1910. The city was devastated by the 1868 Hayward Earthquake, which shook the town and leveled most all the buildings in the area. The city thrived on the back of food canning and salt production, though those industries have long-since dried up; today, the city is mainly supported by educational, government and healthcare services, as well as retail –  it is the home of the Southland Mall, which is the largest shopping center in the area.

Basic Facts About Hayward

  • Current population: 149,000
  • Current mayor: Barbara Halliday
  • Total area: 63.7 sq mi
  • Located in: Alameda County
  • Founded in: 1876 (incorporated)
  • Area codes: 510

Auto Transport Tips to Hayward

The city of Hayward itself connects to the western parts of San Francisco Bay Area, including San Mateo and Redwood City, as well as Highway 101, via the San Mateo Bridge that carries Highway 92 across southern San Francisco Bay. While this can help carriers going out of the western Bay Area, the city of Hayward itself is a rather removed city in the area, making it less cost-effective to run routes through. This can cause prices to be higher in and out of Hayward, but luckily there’s a few ways you can remedy this.

If you’re shipping into Hayward from pretty much anywhere, talk to your representative about moving your delivery location to a more easily-accessible city in the Bay Area. Your representative can work with you to find an alternative delivery city to Hayward that makes it easier for the carrier to get into and out of, thus keeping them on the road longer and keeping them in business. The less an auto transport truck moves, the less money the carrier makes against his expenses; idling in traffic is one of the worst things they can do, so definitely talk to your representative for more information about saving money on auto transport to Hayward.

It works relatively the same way if you’re shipping out of Hayward, too – moving your pickup city to a more easily-accessible locale nearby could drop your price as well. This can also work on the delivery location as well, but again you would need to speak to a representative to really ascertain whether or not it could save you significant amounts of time or money. It’ll likely make pickup and delivery a lot quicker, especially out of the Hayward area which is a popular one for auto shippers.

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Hayward Zip Codes Include:

94540, 94541, 94542, 94543, 94544, 94545, 94557