Across the Map: Pennsylvania Car Transport Services
The state of Pennsylvania is the 33rd largest state in the U.S. in terms of total area, yet ranks 6th in total population with a population of over 12.7 million residents. It also ranks 9th in total population density. Founded in 1631 by the Dutch, the area that is now Pennsylvania was ceded to the British in the mid-17th century and became a colony soon after. It was instrumental in the American Revolution and Philadelphia, the largest city in the state, actually served as the nation’s capital for a time, before being moved to New York City and then its current residence in Washington, DC. Pennsylvania has been at the forefront of many industrial innovations, and was the home of some of the first mills that sparked the Industrial Revolution in the U.S. as well as the home of the first successful oil well, which helped pave the way for oil becoming the number-one energy source in the world. Read more about Pennsylvania at the state’s official website.
Transporting a vehicle to or from Pennsylvania is fairly easy. As one of the most populated states in the U.S., Pennsylvania sees a lot of people moving in and out of the state every single day, and auto transportation services are generally in high demand. Areas such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Allentown (the top-three largest cities in the state) will generally be cheaper to ship to or from and generally take less time to pickup out of due to their high population count and high density. Philadelphia, in particular, is a popular transportation location, as it sits right along I-95, one of the most heavily-traveled interstates in the country and one of the most popular auto transportation routes in the industry. Philadelphia’s metro area extends into two different states (not including Pennsylvania), and is the sixth-largest metro area in the U.S. by population.
Central Philadelphia will likely cost more money to ship to or from, however. Philadelphia has a sprawling population, but it’s located on the southeastern border of the state; likewise, Pittsburgh, the second-largest city in the state, is located near the western border of Pennsylvania. With its two largest population centers located on opposite ends of the state, transportation between the two can actually be more expensive because much of central Pennsylvania is rural and spread out, with few populated areas. Central Pennsylvania is mainly farmland or used for other things such as manufacturing or distribution or warehousing, which can make it more difficult for shippers to move into those areas as not a lot of people are going in and out of there. For more about shipping to or from Pennsylvania, visit our helpful auto transport to or from Pennsylvania article.