Across the Map: South Dakota Auto Shipping Services
South Dakota is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern region of the country. Its population ranks 46th in the United States – it is home to just over 884,000 residents, and while it ranks 17th in total area among the 50 states it is still sparsely populated. South Dakota is the home of Mount Rushmore, a major tourist attraction. South Dakota was first settled during the Dakota Territory years, and was officially declared a state in 1889. South Dakota has weathered a number of difficult times throughout the years, notably the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression which severely affected population growth during the early part of the 20th century. You can visit South Dakota’s official website here and learn more about the state if you are interested.
Auto transportation to or from South Dakota is rather difficult due to several factors. For starters, it’s not that densely populated; its largest city, Sioux Falls, is home to only 159,000 residents. Much of the state is rural and given over to agricultural and mining interests, particularly in the southwestern parts of the state where the Black Hills are. But because of how few people there are, and how few major metro areas there are, South Dakota doesn’t have many interstates running through it; in fact, there are only two. I-90 runs east-west, connecting cities such as Sioux Falls and Rapid City together. I-29, a north-south interstate, intersects I-90 in Sioux Falls, which helps auto shippers get around the sparsely populated region.
Another major difficulty when it comes to transporting vehicles to or from South Dakota is the weather. During the spring and summer months the weather is generally nice and auto shippers don’t have that hard a time getting around, but come late fall and winter the weather starts getting colder, the snows start coming, and pretty soon South Dakota is a miasma of terrible shipping conditions that auto transportation drivers generally try and stay as far away from as possible. Come winter South Dakota’s prices tend to get higher, and auto transportation services in general are harder to find. Impossible? No. But you can expect delays if cold fronts are blasting the Midwest, as auto shippers won’t want to go there if the snow’s coming down. For more information about this or anything else car shipping related, give us a call. You can also fill out our free online quote request form and get multiple free quotes from reputable and reliable auto transportation companies that can help you get your vehicle from anywhere, to anywhere in the U.S. You can also read more about auto transport to or from South Dakota via this helpful article.