Car Shipping Services to Champaign, IL
Champaign is a smaller city located in east-central Illinois. The county seat of Champaign County and home to over 82,000 in the city proper, Champaign is odd because, despite being surrounded by farming communities, the city itself is a major technological hub in the region, so much so that many people are beginning to call the Champaign area a “Silicon Prairie” – a take on Silicon Valley that has cropped up in several areas of the Deep South and the Midwest.
As the home of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (it technically shares the campus with nearby Urbana), Champaign’s technological growth in recent years is not incredibly surprising. It is currently the 11th largest city in the state of Illinois and the fifth-largest outside the Chicago metro area. You can also learn more about Champaign here.
The city is located along three different interstates, and between those and the fact that there’s a huge university located in the area Champaign is actually a pretty popular auto transport route considering its size. I-57, a fairly important Midwest north-south interstate, provides transportation through Champaign and up to Chicago, while I-74 connects it to major areas like Indianapolis and Cincinnati. I-72, the third interstate to service Champaign, actually terminates in the city; it connects Champaign with Springfield, to the west, and also I-55, another popular north-south interstate.
Champaign’s ease-of-access, location along several major interstates, and proximity to larger metropolitan areas (most notably Springfield, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Chicago), it’s not surprising to see auto transport trucks heading to and from the area fairly frequently. The university draws a lot of people as well, particularly students, and many auto transport companies provide discounts to various university towns for students transferring there.
Of course, this depends on the company, and carrier availability at times is sparse, so make sure you discuss your shipment details with your representative so you know what the state of the industry is when you’re shipping. For a free quote to ship a vehicle, fill out our free online quote form; you can also call us toll-free and speak to one of our live representatives who can answer your questions and give you a free quote right over the phone. For more information about shipping to or from Champaign, you can read all about it via our helpful article on the subject.