A Brief History of Mobile
- Mobile is the third-largest city in the state of Alabama and a major salt water port – in fact, it’s the only salt water port in the state. It was established by the French as the capital of the French Louisiana colony in 1702, and for the next hundred years the area saw a rotating stable of owners – first the French, then the British, then the Spanish, as it was considered a part of western Florida at the time. Incorporated into the U.S. in 1813, it seceded from the country along with the rest of Alabama in 1861. Mobile remained a smaller shipping town until the outbreak of World War II, when the city saw a huge influx of population to work at the factories that sprouted up, building everything from bullets and guns to ships and planes. Today the city is a cultural and economic powerhouse of southern Alabama, and today is the 12th largest port in the entire United States. You can learn more about Mobile by visiting the city’s official website as well.
What to Expect when Shipping to or from Mobile
- The city of Mobile is a major transportation hub in southern Alabama and has been for close to three centuries now. As the only major salt water port in the state, Mobile is uniquely situated for overland transport as well; there are plenty of goods that enter the harbor just to be put on an overland transport truck and shipped across the country, and this helps when it comes to transporting a vehicle into or out of Mobile, as there are plenty of areas that auto shippers can stop and find loads. Mobile sits along two major interstates, I-10 and I-65. I-10 is one of the busiest east-west interstates in the southern U.S., and is actually the southernmost interstate in the country. It connects to I-65 in Mobile, and I-65 is a key connection to many of the western Appalachian states as it runs from Mobile north through Montgomery and Birmingham and into cities such as Nashville, Louisville, Indianapolis and Chicago. Generally this makes transport prices into or out of Mobile that much lower, as carriers don’t have to fight tooth and nail to get to the middle of nowhere, and there are plenty of connecting interstates along the route that give them more control over the routes they run and the cities they service. This generally will lead to lower prices and quicker pickup times for shipments into or out of Mobile.
How to get a Free Mobile Auto Transport Quote
- If you are interested in getting a free car transport quote to ship your vehicle to or from Mobile, Alabama, Webster Hauling can help you with it. We work with the best auto transporters in the industry to get your vehicle moved from wherever you need it picked up from to wherever you need it shipped to. You can call us at 888-333-6343 for a free car transport quote, or you can take a minute to fill out our free online quote request form to the right and get a quote emailed to you within the next hour. We here at Webster Hauling are proud to help you with all your vehicle shipping needs, so call or fill out our form today to get the best service from one of the best companies in the industry.