Across the Map: Oregon Auto Shipping Services
The state of Oregon is located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, south of Washington and north of California, along the Pacific Coast. Home to just under 3.9 million residents, Oregon ranks 27th among the 50 states in total population but its actual size, by total area, ranks 9th. Originally known as Oregon Country and then organized into the Oregon Territory, Oregon was finally admitted as a state in 1859. Oregon was originally settled as a refuge from the ever-growing debate over slavery at the time, but after the end of the Civil War began to transform into a major transportation hub, and the state helped the U.S. expand its overseas trading to areas such as Japan and China. Today, Oregon is known for its dense forests and diverse landscape, with the eastern half of the state made up of high desert and the western portions more forested and wet. For about Oregon, visit the state’s official site.
Oregon is the home of Portland, one of the largest cities on the west coast and the largest between San Francisco, California and Seattle, Washington. Portland is a major stopping point for some auto shipping companies, but its geographic isolation and lack of multiple major interstates running through Oregon makes it more difficult for transporters to make a decent buck. While there are many people that are looking for shipping services to and from Oregon, they tend to find that it takes longer, on average, for pickup from or delivery to Oregon due to how far in the northwest it is. Usually car transporters will run routes into California and then reach I-5, a major north-south interstate, in order to run routes up into Oregon and Washington.
It helps that much of Oregon’s major population centers are in the Willamette Valley, a stretch of land in western Oregon which is home to cities such as Salem, Portland, Eugene, and many more. So while Oregon may be isolated geographically from the rest of the country, its population centers are all grouped together, which makes it so much easier for auto transporters to run routes into and out of Oregon. Having all those populated areas close together also makes it more cost effective for carriers, which means more of them are going to be going that way (even if they aren’t staying), and it’ll typically cost a bit less in the long run for you, the customer. If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from the state of Oregon, you can fill out our free online quote request form to get multiple quotes e-mailed to you, and you can also learn more about shipping to or from Oregon via our helpful profile page on the state.