Vehicle Shipping to Bismarck
The city of Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota and the second-largest city in the state after Fargo. Founded in 1872, Bismarck was named the state capital when North Dakota was formed into a state in 1889 and has remained the state capital ever since. Bismarck, when first founded, was a small and sleepy town located in south-central North Dakota, and it was not until the discovery of gold in the Black Hills that Bismarck was put on the map. The Dakota gold rush at the time caused Bismarck to boom into a major freight shipping center in the region as well as an agricultural powerhouse of North Dakota. Today home to over 61,000 residents and anchoring a metropolitan area of double that, Bismarck’s small nature and geographic isolation from other major population centers make it a popular area for tourism, as many natural geographic oddities can be found throughout the state. You can read more about Bismarck as well by visiting the city’s official website.
The city’s small size and lack of popularity in the car shipping industry make it an expensive and difficult area to transport vehicles to or from. Like many rural destinations, not a lot of people end up going to or from Bismarck despite the fact that it sits on a major interstate, so prices inevitably go up when shipping from or to there. It also does not help that the city sits in an area far removed from any other major metro areas, which means that any routes into or out of Bismarck will not have many stops to make, which means less money to be made on the route. It’s main saving grace in this regard, however, is the fact that it sits along I-94, which is a major east-west interstate in the region. Originating near Minneapolis and running northwest into Fargo, it turns directly west and traverses all of North Dakota before entering Montana and turning into I-90 near Billings. The entire area that I-94 services is not heavily populated, which generally means it’s going to cost more for the reasons mentioned above. You can read more about transporting a vehicle to or from Bismarck via this helpful article as well.
During most of the year the climate and inclement weather in the region doesn’t affect transportation through the area. Indeed, the summer months are generally the best times to find shipping companies willing to run routes to or from North Dakota and the surrounding region because more people are moving in general, which means more opportunities in the more inhospitable regions of the country to find new loads and continue to profit from transporting vehicles. During the winter months is when things slow down in the car shipping industry, which can wreak havoc on sparsely-traveled routes such as those to or from Bismarck. Winter shipping to or from Bismarck often comes with higher prices and longer pickup windows even when there is no snow or snowy conditions in the winter months. During times of severe winter weather, vehicle shipping carriers will likely avoid the region entirely due to the increase in snow and ice, which can cause real problems for car transportation trucks and increases the danger of losing one or more vehicles on a load due to the treacherous road conditions. If you’d like to get free quotes to ship to or from Bismarck, fill out our free online form and you’ll get up to ten free quotes from reputable and reliable transportation companies e-mailed to you within the hour. If you have additional questions or would like assistance with our quote form, feel free to call us at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent.