Vehicle Transport Services to Allentown, PA
The city of Allentown is the county seat of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and is currently the third-largest city in the state after Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Allentown is currently home to over 118,000 residents and is the largest city of the Lehigh Valley metropolitan area, which itself has a population of over 820,000. Allentown for years has been considered the fastest-growing city in the state of Pennsylvania thanks mainly to the boom in service-oriented industries and Allentown’s embracing the wave of deindustrialization that hit Pennsylvania and, really, much of the northern U.S. during the 1970’s and 80’s. Allentown, historically, was a major industrial center in south-central Pennsylvania – today, it is much less so, but the city has weathered the storm much better than many other urban centers in the region. Read more about Allentown via the city’s official website.
Transporting a vehicle to or from Allentown is actually fairly easy. As some of Lehigh County sits in the Great New York area, and the city itself is surrounded by other larger cities in Pennsylvania, auto shippers usually don’t have a hard time going out of the way a few miles to deliver or pick up in Allentown. It’s near Philadelphia, which is a major stop for auto shippers, and is just a hop, skip and a jump away from cities such as Reading, Wilkes-Barre, and even New York City and Harrisburg. These areas are all popular areas in the region for car shippers to run routes to and from, and many of them will be able to quickly get to and from Allentown without spending too much time or fuel going off their established route. Some even run through Allentown on their established routes, which makes it even easier to get to or from the city.
Like most cities in the region it’s in, Allentown sees relatively mild summers (though high temperatures in the depths of the season are not entirely uncommon) and snowy winters, though snow is not always a major factor. Allentown has seen its fair share of winter weather, and this can cause problems for car transporters if there’s a lot of snow on the ground while they’re trying to get into or out of the city. Allentown has also seen a lot of urban development and downtown reconstruction over the past thirty years or so, and as such some areas are a bit more difficult for larger commercial trucks to get in and out of. If your pickup or delivery location is in an area the truck can’t fit into, you’ll likely have to meet the driver at another location that the truck can actually get to – typically a large parking lot off a major highway or something to that effect. Read more about shipping to or from Allentown here.