Automobile Shipping to Rockford, IL
Home to over 152,000 residents, Rockford ranks as the third-largest city in the state of Illinois behind Chicago and Aurora. First settled in 1834, Rockford grew into a rather formidable industrial center in the region, though it would gain real prominence during the early 20th century as manufacturing boomed during this time. After World War II the furniture and agricultural tools industries – two major industries from before the war – quickly diminished as economic and sociological changes began to take place. During the 1970’s and 80’s Rockford, like many manufacturing towns, saw the disappearance of many factories and companies and sunk into a depression like much of northern Illinois (and, indeed, much of the northern U.S., where most manufacturing was located). The switch to a more diversified economy was made apparent at this time, and new sectors such as finance and healthcare, along with a healthy dose of retail industries, has helped Rockford toward the path of prosperity once again. Read more about the city via Rockford’s official website.
Rockford is a rather large city, all things considered, located within the state of Illinois and known for its rather strong manufacturing base. Located just a bit northwest of Chicago, Rockford is a major transportation and logistics center, especially considering its proximity to Chicago and the ease at which carriers and customers alike can access the area. I-90 is the main interstate that runs east-west through Rockford and is the primary method for travelers heading from one to the other. This makes it easier for carriers to run routes to or from the entire area, including Chicago and other suburbs. Rockford has a population of over 150,000, though it is still considered a “small town’ by many people in the area despite its (continually) growing size. Check out our auto transport to Rockford page for more info. For free auto transport quotes to or from Rockford, feel free to fill out our free online quote form to the left. You can also call our toll-free telephone number at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent if you have questions or concerns.