Across the Map: North Carolina Car Shipping Services
The state of North Carolina has a population of 9.8 million residents, which surprisingly ranks it 10th in the nation in total population. Ranked 28th in total area, its population density sits at 212 people per square mile, which is good for 15th. These metrics may seem odd to bring up, but they’re actually fairly important when it comes to car transportation services as they give a good indication of how popular the area is to ship to and from – particularly population density, as the more people there are within a smaller area the more popular that location likely will be (for instance, New York City – the most densely populated U.S. city – is also one of the most popular to ship to; similarly, Los Angeles is also one of the top auto transport destinations due to its dense population figures). Read more about North Carolina here.
The growth of the automobile is often said to have started in North Carolina, and this is reflected in the fact that its transportation network is quite sophisticated and integrated. It has several major interstates running through it that all pass through major metropolitan areas. Of its major cities, Charlotte is the largest, though other areas such as Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Raleigh and Greensboro are also popular auto shipping locations. Charlotte has several interstates passing through it, including I-77 and I-85, though oddly its most heavily-traveled interstate, I-95, only passes through smaller towns and micropolitan areas. This makes it a bit more difficult and a bit more expensive to ship to some areas of eastern North Carolina, and also from the southern states into North Carolina. However, several east-west interstates, particularly I-40, run into North Carolina, which does help decrease transit time and price from the western states.
North Carolina sees relatively little snowfall in the lower elevations, though average snowfall in the Appalachian region is anywhere from 40-60 inches. Transportation across the Appalachian Mountains can be tricky during the winter months; as such, summer shipping is generally preferred by most people shipping in and out of the area. Great deals can be had for shipments to the coastal region as well as the area west of the mountains, as those are more easily accessible – and during the winter months many customers are shipping from the northeast to Florida, which means more carriers are running routes up and down the coast. Availability for shippers drops in the winter months, but not as drastically as shipping to or from the Midwestern states. On the whole, North Carolina is one of the more popular car transport locations due to its high population numbers, numerous metropolitan areas, and relatively mild weather during most of the year. For more about car transport to or from the state, visit this page; you can also fill out our free form to get multiple free auto transport quotes e-mailed to you within the next hour. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to speak to our auto transport expert at 800-930-7417.