Located in the southeastern region of the U.S., Tennessee ranks 17th in the country in terms of population with a rough total population of over 6.45 million residents. It also ranks 36th in the U.S. in terms of total area, as well as 21st in population density. Admitted to the Union in 1796, it grew mainly on the back of its diverse agricultural industry, which kept the state rural in many parts until the end of the 20th century, when manufacturing and service-based industries became more prevalent.
Major east-west interstates include I-24, I-26 and I-40, with perhaps I-40 being the most popular as it connects several regional interstates together and provides many auto transport carriers access to more rural areas of Tennessee. I-55, I-65, I-75 and I-81 all run north-south, with I-55 a popular route for carriers running through Memphis while I-65 services Nashville and I-75 runs through Chattanooga and Knoxville. Tennessee is a popular state for auto shippers to run through, especially along east coast/west coast shipments and also from the Gulf states north to New England.
During the summer months average highs, of course, vary state-wide, though typically Tennessee sees daily highs in the low-to-mid 80’s with overnight lows dropping into the mid-to-upper 60’s. Auto transport drivers like to travel through Tennessee, especially in the winter months as there is less snow than in surrounding states. With average daily highs in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s during the winter, snow is relatively uncommon in many metropolitan areas in Tennessee which makes for an easier and cheaper auto shipping experience, on the whole.
Agriculture has long been a staple of Tennessee’s economy, though it has waned as the 20th century turned into the 21st and as the U.S. continues to alter its identity. Over 82,000 farms produce a wide variety of different agricultural products including corn, cattle, bio-diesel and livestock feed, and cotton, though soybeans are perhaps the state’s largest agricultural sector. Other industries in the state include transportation and logistics, automotive manufacturing and parts machining, and computer production and manufacturing. Major companies such as FedEx, AutoZone, Regal Entertainment Group (the movie theater company) and Nissan headquartered in various Tennessee cities.
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