Auto Transportation Services to Columbus, GA
The city of Columbus is home to over 198,000 residents, making it the second-largest city in the state of Georgia and anchors the Columbus-Phenix Metropolitan Area, which is home to over 310,000 residents. Columbus was first settled in 1828, its economy primarily based on trade along the Chattahoochee River, though when the Civil War broke out in 1861 what industry existed began to expand; by the end of the war Columbus was one of the most important industrial centers of the Confederacy. Reconstruction, hard on much of the former Confederate states (including Georgia), barely touched Columbus; in fact, its industry began to expand, and the city grew more rapidly than predicted. Today it is a typical American city, with a rather diversified economy that nonetheless is still heavily reliant on manufacturing and industrial output, despite newer sectors such as finance, insurance and banking coming to the area. Read more about the city of Columbus here.
Columbus sits about an hour or so southwest of Atlanta, on the Georgia/Alabama border. Though I-85 passes near the city, it is only accessible by an auxiliary interstate, I-185, that runs south until terminating near the southern borders of Columbus at an interchange with the Martha Berry Hwy, just north of Fort Benning South. Though it sits off a major interstate, the fact that so many state highways run through Columbus actually could make it easier for auto transporters to get into and out of the Columbus area, ultimately keeping prices lower than they would be if access were more limited. I-85 is not one of the most common interstates for carriers to travel along, but auto transport takes people a lot of different places, and services from or to Columbus should not be hard to find. Read more about shipping to or from Columbus here.
One of the best things about shipping your vehicle to or from Columbus is the fact that, just about year-round, the weather is fairly even. During the summer and early fall months the threat of summer storms is rather common, and the occasional hurricane has made its way up to Georgia and hit Columbus, but the damages are rather minor. Snow isn’t all that common in the southern areas of the city, but more common in the northern areas; because of this it’s actually considered a natural snowline, which makes for an interesting and unique climate. Summers are typically hot and humid, and this can lead to problems with some older auto transport trucks and their cooling systems, though on the whole the climate of the city shouldn’t make for any difficulties come transport time.