A Brief History of San Diego
- The city of San Diego currently sits as the second-largest city in the state of California and the eighth-largest in the United States, with a total population of 1.3 million residents. It is a major port city in southern California and is widely regarded to be the birthplace of California. Though once nothing more than a small backwater pier town only important to the U.S. Army, when the railroads arrived people began to slowly congregate in the town. By 1900 the population stood at 17,000, and by 1950 it had risen to 333,000, and continued to rise as more and more people moved to the city for the fair weather, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches and – today – its focus on clean manufacturing, biotechnology and healthcare. You can read more about San Diego via the city’s official website.
What to Expect When Shipping to or from San Diego
- The San Diego metropolitan area is home to over 3 million people and has an extensive transit system home to railroad tracks, riverways, roads, freeways, highways, and interstates. As such, the city is one of the easier cities for many people to get in and out of, but when it comes to car transport services it may be a bit more expensive despite the fact that it is so larger and anchors such a large metro area. San Diego connects to I-5 and I-15, both of which run south, as well as I-8, which runs east-west. The problem is not necessarily the city but rather where it’s located; with how far southwest it is, typically auto transporters have an easier time heading north to Los Angeles and the cities in the Bay Area as opposed to east through southern California and Arizona, as along I-8 there really aren’t a whole lot of major cities that shippers can stop and deliver loads and get new loads. That’s how they make money – they go from city to city, hopefully lining up their routes to coincide with the loads they’re shipping. As they typically only get paid upon delivery, having plenty of deliveries lined up is important, and out of San Diego along I-8 or I-15 that’s a bit harder. Typically you’ll find shipping to Los Angeles or southern areas of the metro area is cheaper, as is shipping north along I-5 as opposed to another way.
How to get a Free San Diego Car Shipping Quote
- If you are interested in getting a free car transport quote to ship your vehicle to or from San Diego, California, 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.