Across the Map: Utah Auto Transport Services
Utah is a U.S. state situated in the Mountain West area of the country. Home to over 2.9 million residents, Utah ranks 33rd in the country in total population yet 13th in total area. Roughly 80% of Utah’s population lives in or around Salt Lake City, the largest in the state. Utah is a popular state for outdoor recreation activities and tourism, and because of its location, size, and lack of major metropolitan areas outside Salt Lake City, the region has become a major transportation and distribution hub. Education, information technology, scientific research, government and military, finance, banking, retail and agriculture all play major roles in the state’s economy, and you can read more about Utah via the state’s official website. Learn more about Utah here.
Though the Salt Lake City area is huge, there are relatively few ways for auto transporters to get into or out of most of Utah, as there are only two major routes through it, despite there being multiple interstate highways, and all of them run through Salt Lake City except I-70, which branches off of the north-south running I-15 a few hundred miles south of the metro area. The main east-west route through Utah is I-80, which runs from coast-to-coast (or close enough) and connects San Francisco with many major Midwest west cities all the way east to New Jersey. I-15 is the main north-south interstate, also running through Salt Lake City, and connects the states directly north and south of Utah together.
On the whole, transporting a vehicle to or from Utah is going to be more expensive per-mile than other routes of a similar distance because outside of Salt Lake it’s pretty sparse. Plus, not a lot of people are actively shipping vehicles in or out of Utah. It happens, of course – in a state with a population of close to three million residents, there’s going to be traffic in and out every single day. But on the whole, transportation services to or from Utah don’t happen all that frequently, and there are other (read: better) routes out there that can make a carrier more money. If you need transportation services into Utah, it’s not like it’ll never happen – it’ll most certainly happen, but it may take a bit longer and cost a bit more than what the average is. For free auto transport quotes, fill out our free online quote request form or give us a call, and you can also read more about shipping to or from Utah here.