Texas is the second-largest state in the United States both in terms of total area and total population, though with many parts of Texas sparsely populated it ranks just 26th in the U.S. in terms of population density. Most of the state’s 26 million residents live in one of the various major metropolitan areas; such cities as Dallas, Houston, El Paso, Austin and Fort Worth contain much of the state’s enormous number of residents. Despite its population density and long stretches of endless desert the state is one of the most popular in terms of customers shipping to and from; many of Texas’ major cities are quite popular auto transport locations, especially Dallas and Houston.
Despite the number of large cities and the sheer size of the state of Texas, there are relatively few major interstates that span the entire state. Most of Texas’ infrastructure is based on state routes that many auto transporters would rather not travel too far down if they can help it, so most of the most popular routes take shippers through major cities, many of which have already been mentioned in this article. Perhaps the largest and most extensively-traveled is I-110, which enters Texas in El Paso and runs east-west until branching into two separate highways. I-20 branches off and heads northeast toward Dallas/Fort Worth, while I-20 heads southeast toward San Antonio. I-40 services much of the northern regions of Texas and runs east-west across the entire northern portion of the state.
Texas is a popular auto transport state regardless of the season. During the summer months, temperatures in much of the state reach into the upper 90’s or even triple digits during the day, though overnight lows tend to drop down into the low-to-mid 80’s much of the time. Auto transporters have an easier time traveling through Texas as opposed to other southwestern states due to its proximity to the Gulf Coast, which has a lot of influence on temperatures throughout the eastern half of the state. During the winter months Texas sees almost no snowfall, which helps auto shippers – indeed, many customers benefit from shipping to or from Texas in the sense that they wind up saving money because Texas does not see the customer drop off that many northern states do come wintertime.
Primarily based on livestock and agriculture prior to the turn of the 20th century, Texas’ economy exploded after the discover of oil in the early 1900’s. What started off as a large area full of sparsely-populated towns strewn about the landscape quickly grew into major metropolitan areas, sprawling cities and one of the largest and most-populated states in the U.S. Much of Texas’ economy is based on retail, though there are many other sectors including aerospace research and development, energy, computers and other electronics, banking and finance, insurance, healthcare, and much more.
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