A Brief History of Montgomery
- The city of Montgomery is currently the second-largest in the state of Alabama and was founded in 1819 along the Alabama River. The city quickly grew into an economic powerhouse in the state of Alabama, primarily thanks to the rise of the city of Mobile as a major trading port on the Gulf Coast as well as the region-wide shift to cotton as a major economic resource. It became the state capital of Alabama in 1846 and was the first capital of the short-lived Confederate States of America, before it was ultimately moved to Richmond. Today the city is known for being the capital of the state, and its economy reflects that; large portions of the city’s economy rely on the government and military sectors, as well as several major high-tech manufacturing centers, including the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant, which employs over 3,000 people. Automobile manufacturing – once a mainstay of the northern cities like Cincinnati and Detroit – has shifted to the southern states in recent years, and Hyundai has already announced another $173 million investment to increase the capacity of their plant in Montgomery while also adding more jobs. If you’d like to read more about Montgomery, you can visit the city’s official website here.
What to Expect when Shipping to or from Montgomery
- Montgomery sits about an hour or so south of Birmingham, the largest city in the state of Alabama, along I-65. Though I-65 is not the most popular north-south interstate in the country, it’s popular with many auto transporters simply because it runs from Mobile to Chicago, a distance of over 750 miles. That’s a three-day trip for most shipping companies, and as I-65 passes through several major metro areas including Birmingham, Nashville, Louisville, Indianapolis and Chicago, there are generally enough loads along the route to keep a shipper occupied. I-85 is another interstate that services Montgomery, connecting with I-65 in the city and running east into Atlanta. I-85 is crucial as it connects Montgomery to the transportation hubs of Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina, which gives shipping companies access to a number of different interstates – and, therefore, other parts of the country.
How to get a Free Montgomery Car Shipping Quote
- If you are interested in getting a free car transport quote to ship your vehicle to or from Montgomery, 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.