Car Transport Services to Pocatello
The city of Pocatello is home to over 54,000 residents, making it the fifth-largest city in the state. It sits as the county seat of Bannock County, in the southeastern part of the state of Idaho. Pocatello is a college town, as it is the home of Idaho State University, though despite this was still ranked by Forbes on their Best Places for Small Business list in 2007. Founded in the mid-19th century as an important stop along the railroad during westward expansion, Pocatello grew first as a railroad town and then as an agricultural center – an economic sector that still contributes to the economy today. Gold was found in the area in 1860, sparking a decent gold rush to the region, and the expansion and settlement of the area helped form the Pocatello-Blackfoot-Idaho Falls area that is known today for its large agricultural output. Learn more about Pocatello at the city’s official website.
Transporting a vehicle into Pocatello is fairly difficult, all things considered. The main reason why is because the state of Idaho is quite isolated in the Pacific Northwest and not only is surrounded by rural states such as Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada, but also because it itself is fairly rural in most areas. Its largest city is Boise, clocking in with just over 205,000 residents – that’s a far cry from even Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington. Pocatello is served by two main interstates, I-84 and I-15 – unfortunately, these two interstates aren’t all that popular with auto transporters due to the fact that their routes don’t really service a lot of major metro areas. I-84 runs east-west from Portland to Salt Lake City by way of southern Idaho, and while it passes through Boise and Twin Falls and connects with I-15 (via I-86; I-84 actually turns south toward Salt Lake City near Burley), I-15 isn’t all that popular either. It services the Riverside area of California but runs through desert until it hits Las Vegas and then more desert until it hits the Salt Lake City metro area, then up into Idaho and finally hitting the Canadian Border. There’s not a lot of customers that are wanting transportation services to Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah – so with little demand there comes little supply. Expect higher prices and longer wait times for car transport services to Pocatello, all things considered, and we also recommend reading more about auto transport to and from Pocatello.
If you’re shipping in the winter months you should prepare for even longer wait times and higher prices, as much of Idaho is prone to fairly severe winter weather. Auto transport companies have a harder time shipping in the depths of the winter season, particularly January and February (and even into early March), due to the fact that many areas of the country, including some of the largest cities in the U.S., get hit hard by freezing temperatures, snow and ice, and perilous conditions – well, perilous for commercial drivers, anyway. Hauling around a few hundred thousand dollars’ worth of cargo on an open carrier through treacherous road conditions is stressful and scary, not to mention dangerous as one wrong move can send all that cargo to a rather messy end. To avoid that, many shippers move toward the southeast and the southwest, where the weather is nicer. The southern Midwest can see bizarre snows and freezing temperatures at times, though usually the southernmost routes through Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico are open to transportation. For free transportation quotes, fill out our free form to the left or call us at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our friendly live staff members.