Car Transport Services to Missoula, Montana
Missoula is a city in as well as the county seat of Missoula County, in the U.S. state of Montana. Home to a population of over 69,800 residents, and anchoring a metro area of over 112,600 residents, Missoula is the second-largest city by population and anchors the second-largest metro area in Montana, making it one of the more popular auto transportation locations in the state. Missoula was founded in 1860 as a trading post, and grew quickly into a resupply area for western settlers. When Fort Missoula was established in the late 1870’s, the economy settled and solidified, and after the construction of the railroads in the 1880’s new settlers came to the area and Missoula continued to grow.
Today, car transport services to Missoula, Montana can be difficult to find owing to the fact that Montana is sparsely populated and not a popular auto transportation location in the country. Car transporters want to run routes to and from major cities that anchor large metropolitan areas – we’re talking areas of millions of people, here, give or take. Large metro areas with lots of suburbs sitting around a large city gives a carrier a big customer base, and since they’re on the road – and have to be, in order to do their job – sticking to large bases of customers is simply good financial planning. Missoula doesn’t have a large customer base, which means prices per customer tend to be higher in order to offset the additional costs associated with shipping to or from smaller areas.
One of the nice things about shipping to Missoula is the fact that it sits right along Interstate 90, one of the longest interstate highways in the country. I-90 is a popular route through many areas of the country, but not so much the western United States. This has to do with the cities that I-90 runs through both east and west of Missoula, and the reality is there aren’t very many in Montana. Auto shippers like to stick to interstate highways that run through big cities, as it keeps their transportation times lower and thus keeps customers happier. Montana’s stretch of I-90 is fairly isolated, yes, but even with that it does help keep prices more affordable for car transport services to Missoula, or from the state.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Missoula, Montana, you can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and get multiple free quotes emailed to you from top-rated auto shipping companies. We work with only the best shippers in the industry today, and we make sure they’re the best since we make sure that not only is each one fully licensed, bonded and insured, but that they promote fair pricing and offer fair services to their customers and that they are all five-star rated via various review websites. If you have questions about our services, the quotes you will receive, the industry in general, or just would rather speak to a live person over the phone, you can contact one of our live agents any time at 800-930-7417.