Independence 1 Car Transport Services to Independence, MOIndependence is a city located in Jackson County, Missouri, on the western border of the state. Independence is currently home to over 116,800 residents and the city sits within the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area. Independence, historically, was a significant jumping-off point for pioneers heading west during westward expansion, and the city has been built around its status as a departure city; today, Independence is known as the “Queen City of the Trails” and much of its historic recounts put emphasis on the fact that many prominent explorers, trappers and traders back in the early 19th century lived and traveled from Independence. Independence is also the hometown of former President Harry Truman; it is the current home of the Truman Presidential Library and both Truman and his wife, First Lady Bess Truman, are buried in the city.

Independence sits just just east of Kansas City, Missouri, putting it square in the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area, which for purposes of auto transportation really helps the cause. Auto shippers prefer running routes to and from major metropolitan areas, of which there are only a few in the state of Missouri (and the rest of the surrounding region). Missouri is interesting in that it is not quite located in the Deep South, but also not quite in the Midwest; this makes it a bit more difficult to price effectively, since some areas – like St. Louis or Kansas City – are easy to get to and from and popular for customers and auto shippers; but just a hundred miles south, perhaps, and the entire script is flipped. Therefore, where you are shipping from – when shipping to Independence – can have a big impact on your overall auto transport prices.

What’s nice is that Independence sits along Interstate 70, which is a popular and heavily-traveled east-west interstate on the Interstate Highway System. Auto shippers prefer running routes that keep them on the interstate system and take them through heavily populated areas, because that’s where customers live and play and work and need shipping services to and from. This makes Independence more popular with auto shippers, which helps your overall price; you may also be able to save a bit more if you end up moving your pickup or delivery location to nearby Kansas City, preferably somewhere that’s easy for the carrier to access. Make sure to talk to a representative about it – if you need to contact an auto transportation company, fill out our free online quote form and get multiple free quotes e-mailed to you within about an hour. You can also call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents and get your questions answered right over the phone. It’s that easy.

Missouri 3 Across the Map: Missouri Auto Transport ServicesMissouri is a state located in the Midwestern U.S., though its status as a “Midwestern” state is rather up for debate. It’s location would certainly place it close to, if not within, the Midwest, but the people and culture of Missouri is much less Midwestern and much more Southern, particularly in the southeastern parts of the United States. Surprisingly, Missouri ranks 18th in total population among the 50 states, and is the 21st largest state by total area. Missouri played a major role in the expansion of the United States during the 19th century, as it was the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Pony Express, and the Oregon Trail. For many years Missouri was considered the last bastion of civilization within the U.S., as beyond it to the west was unexplored, unorganized territory for quite some time. Learn more about the state of Missouri here.

Because of it’s location and the layout of its various major metro areas Missouri is a prime transportation hub, particularly the cities of Kansas City, Columbia, Saint Louis and Springfield. The first three all sit on a relatively straight line, connected by I-70, which just so happens to be one of the most popular east-west routes for logistics companies. As it connects three of the largest cities in Missouri together, and then connects those to other major cities in ten different states, it’s not surprising that those cities and that interstate would be popular transportation routes. Springfield, which sits south of Kansas City, is most easily accessible via I-44, which connects Oklahoma City with Saint Louis in eastern Missouri. This route is not incredibly popular, but the fact that Kansas City connects to I-44 via I-29, a straight north-south interstate, it’s quite easy for auto transporters to get around the state’s major metro areas easily without having to go long stretches with no stops. You can read more about shipping to or from Missouri via our Auto Transport to or from Missouri page.

During the summer months prices for Missouri auto transport services, particularly to the bigger cities like Saint Louis and Kansas City, will likely be a bit higher than in the winter months, but transportation services to or from the state will also likely be easier to find. The reason why is because during the summer months there are generally more auto transporters on the road than during the winter months. Winter months, particularly in Missouri and the surrounding area, can bring blistering cold temperatures, snow and ice, and on the whole can be quite dangerous for logistics companies and long-haul trucking companies to run routes through there. During the summer demand for auto transportation is typically higher, which means carriers can pick and choose the highest-paying loads. During the winter months, though, prices don’t drop like they do to some other areas of the country because of the heavier winter weather. This goes too for areas like New England and the Great Lakes, so keep that in mind when it comes to transporting a vehicle to or from Missouri.