Car Shipping to Rapid City, South Dakota
Rapid City is a city located in Pennington County, in the U.S. state of South Dakota. It is also the county seat of Pennington County and, with a population of over 67,900 residents, which ranks it as the second-largest city by population in the state. Rapid City is known most for its proximity to the Old West town of Deadwood, which was made popular by the HBO series of the same name, as well as how close it sits to landmarks such as Mount Rushmore. It is also close to Ellsworth Air Force Base, which is a major economic boon for the city and provides many of its residents with work and housing.
On the whole, Rapid City is not a very popular auto transport location mostly due to the fact that it’s located in South Dakota. Auto transporters prefer to run routes into and out of major cities and their surrounding metro areas because that’s where the majority of their customers are. It’s cheaper and easier to load or unload multiple vehicles in one area than for them to pickup or deliver one at a time in different locations – it’s known as coloading, basically, and saves them a lot of time and money. When shipping to Rapid City, it’s harder for them to do it because there is usually low demand for transportation services to or from Rapid City, at least for non-military personnel. Rapid City anchors the Rapid City, South Dakota Metropolitan Statistical Area, but it’s a small metro area in comparison to some of the other ones in the U.S., which doesn’t help your prices.
Then there’s ease of access. South Dakota is kind of in the middle of nowhere, and even though Rapid City is the second-largest city in the state it’s still only home to less than 70,000 residents. It really helps that the city sits along Interstate 90, which is a major east-west interstate that connects to almost every major north-south interstate. This gives carriers easy access to both Rapid City and other cities along the route, but there’s nothing around Rapid City for a long time – hours upon hours of nothing that can cost a carrier a lot of money in fuel and maintenance and time. This means that prices tend to be higher, particularly during the winter months when Rapid City sees a lot of bad winter weather.
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