Car Transport to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Surprisingly, we have never discussed auto transport services to or from Philadelphia, the largest city in Pennsylvania and the fifth-largest by population in the United States. The city is home to over 1.56 million residents and sits as the economic and cultural center of the Delaware Valley region, which is home to over 6.5 million residents spread across four states and anchored by Philadelphia. Philadelphia was founded in 1682 to serve as the capital of Pennsylvania Colony and played an influential and vital role in the American Revolution. It was the site of the signing of both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution and during the 19th century became the prime cultural, economic and industrial center of the region.
Philadelphia anchors the Delaware Valley Metropolitan Statistical Area, commonly known as the Philadelphia metro area, though that is not its official name according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Home to a population of over 6.5 million residents the metro area is the sixth-largest in the United States. Auto transport carriers prefer to run routes into and out of major metropolitan areas as opposed to more rural areas, as there are a lot more opportunities to find customers and keep their trucks full of cars. This ends up costing the carrier less in the long run, which helps to keep prices for customers lower as well. As one of the largest cities in the United States, and a major east-coast city at that (which is where the majority of carriers like to travel), Philadelphia has become one of the most cost-effective cities for carriers to run routes through, and as a result one of the cheapest cities to ship a vehicle to or from.
Part of that is the ease of access that auto transport carriers enjoy. As one of the largest cities in the state, as well as a major economic and cultural center, Philadelphia has several major interstates and state highways that run through it, with perhaps the most prominently traveled being I-95. A major north-south interstate that services the largest cities on the east coast, I-95 sees some of the most auto transport traffic of any interstate in the entire country – it only connects the two largest auto transport locations in the state together along one easy-to-navigate route, after all, and extends from the northeastern corner of Maine down to Miami, in Florida. Not only that but I-95 connects to almost every major east-west interstate as well, which leads to lower prices on most routes into and out of Philadelphia – and anywhere else on the interstate, for that matter.
The weather likely won’t play too large a factor in your shipment. South of the major snow areas, Philadelphia does occasionally see some wintry weather, but with the urban heat effect it’s relatively calm most times of the year. Storms can cause delays, but unlike shipping into and out of more snowbound areas, particularly in the northern U.S., carriers can usually weather the weather in Philadelphia more easily. This keeps prices into and out of Philadelphia lower through the slowest times of the year, and during snowbird season – typically late summer through the winter – Philadelphia sees a lot of auto transport traffic, even if fewer customers are shipping to or from the city during the slow times.
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