Plant City is a city located in Hillsborough County, Florida, and is currently home to over 34,000 residents. Plant City is a small agricultural community based heavily around strawberries, though it was originally a major source of cotton in its formative years. The city sits along Interstate 4, midway between Brandon and Lakeland, and further between Tampa and Orlando. Plant City was named after railroad developer Henry Plant, though many people attribute the name to the fact that the area is great for growing winter strawberries. Strawberries are the main economic boon of the town; Plant City has an entire festival, which it holds in late February or early March, called the Strawberry Festival, and the largest employer in the city is also one of the largest strawberry producers in the world.
Basic Facts About Plant City
- Current population: 34,200
- Current mayor: Mary Thomas Mathis
- Total area: 22.7 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.plantcitygov.com/
- Located in: Hillsborough County
- Founded in: 1885 (incorporated)
- Zip codes: 33563-33567
- Area codes: 813
Auto Transport Tips to and from Plant City
Plant City’s location along Interstate 4 makes it a prominent stop on the route from Orlando to Tampa, which is actually a fairly common one for auto transportation companies to run. This helps the cause when shipping to or from Plant City because it makes it easier for your auto transport representative to find a carrier willing to go there – since they’re traveling along I-4 anyway, another stop is only going to make them money. Though Plant City may not be the most popular area for customers, it’s ease of access helps the cause when finding a carrier.
It also helps keep prices lower for you, too, which is really helpful since auto transportation tends to be pretty expensive, depending on your budget. Plant City affords carriers another stop on a route they’re already traveling, so why not make some money along the way? This affords them the option of dropping prices to and from Plant City, in order to help fill up their truck. This depends on the demand for transport between Orlando and Tampa, but since both are major metro areas it shouldn’t be hard to find loads to take along Interstate 4, which is only going to help you get into or out of Plant City faster.
If your shipper is going to be going to Plant City by way of Tampa – in other words, if he’s coming south down I-75 instead of I-95 (which services much of Florida’s eastern coast), you may be able to save even more money by moving your delivery location to Tampa instead; this way, they may not have to go along I-4, which may save them money, which in turn saves you money. Talk to a representative for more information, and if you need to get a hold of one you can fill out our free online quote request form or call us at 800-930-7417 to get started on your free quotes today.
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