If the state of California were an independent nation it would have the 9th largest economy and would be the 34th largest nation in terms of population in the world. 1 out of 8 Americans live in California; aside from being the most populous state in the U.S., it is the 3rd largest in terms of total area and 11th in terms of population density. Ceded to the U.S. in 1846 thanks to the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, it was admitted to the Union in 1850. The California Gold Rush further solidified the state’s economic powerhouse status and over the years the state has grown into one of the most important economic sectors in the entire country. Its current population sits at just over 38 million residents.
California’s transportation network is vast, complex and dynamic. Major interstates include I-5, which runs north-south from San Diego to Oregon; I-8, which runs east-west from San Diego into Yuma, Arizona; I-10, which originates in Santa Monica and also runs east into Arizona; I-15, which starts in San Diego and runs into Nevada, primarily Las Vegas; I-40, which starts in Barstow and runs east through the Mojave Desert; and I-80, which runs from San Francisco, up and over the Sierra-Nevada Mountains, and into Reno. Auto transport carriers often use these routes and various US routes (such as Route 101, the main US numbered highway in the state of California) to move their vehicles around the state, and California is by far the most popular state for auto transport customers.
Another reason California, more specifically Los Angeles, is such a popular auto transport destination is the weather. During the summer months average highs peak in the upper 80’s, though with such a vast state the temperature varies wildly from city to city and region to region. The state sees little snowfall in the lower elevations and most major cities see almost no snow every winter, making California a popular winter destination as well. The lack of snow helps auto transporters in getting around and also helps them keep their costs lower because they aren’t having to wade through snow, sleet and ice, which can damage their trucks and make for a hazardous trip.
California has one of the largest economies in the world; it ranks 9th in terms of total GDP and would outrank Russia, India, Canada, Australia and Spain in terms of its size. There are many different sectors of the state’s economy, but the largest include transportation and logistics, trade, utilities (such as power and water), government, professional and business services, banking, telecommunications, insurance, finance, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, and agriculture.
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