Across the Map: Illinois Car Transport Services
Illinois is a state located in the United States, and it is the fifth-most populous state in the country, with a population of over 12.88 million residents. Illinois is often considered a microcosm of the entire U.S. in several aspects, notably the fact that the southern part is mainly rural and slowly gaining economic diversity, the central part of the state is given over mainly to agriculture and smaller cities, and the northern parts is where the most industrialized – and largest – cities in the state are located. Illinois is perhaps best known as the home of Chicago, one of the largest cities in the entire country, and is well known for its industrial and cultural significance throughout history.
Illinois is an old state, and many of its cities date back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries. As Americans slowly moved west, many cities in Illinois, notably Chicago, grew rapidly. This resulted in numerous roads and other transportation corridors being built throughout the state. During the 1950’s and throughout the rest of the 20th century, the construction of the Interstate Highway System brought improved access to a number of areas of Illinois, resulting in many highways including major arteries such as I-55, I-70, I-80 and I-90 all being constructed within the state. Today, the interstate highways are the main routes that shippers take through any given area, meaning that the largest cities in Illinois will also be some of the cheapest to ship from and to.
Naturally, larger cities are going to attract more carriers because of the fact that there are so many more potential customers in larger cities. Chicago, usually, is the easiest and cheapest city to ship to or from, but that does depend on the route your carrier will need to take to get to your specified pickup and delivery locations. For instance, shipping to Chicago from the east coast will cost less than shipping to Los Angeles, simply because it is closer. Some areas, such as Bloomington, may be more expensive to ship to or from simply because they are out of the way. Chicago is large – large enough to be the most popular location to ship to and from within Illinois.
If you’re looking Illinois car transport services, regardless of which city you are shipping from or to, you can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and get multiple free quotes emailed to you from top-rated, license, bonded and insured auto transport companies within about an hour after submission. Your quotes will start showing up minutes after you submit the form, giving you time to compare those companies against one another and find the right shipper for your needs. If you have questions about our services, or if you need some help getting your free quotes or just understanding more about what you can expect when shipping a vehicle, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.