More U-Hauls Arriving in TN, Leaving IL
By West Kentucky Star Staff
CLARKSVILLE, TN - Tennessee was ranked fifth in the United States for incoming rental truck traffic in 2017, while Illinois was ranked 49th.

Truck rental company U-Haul released annual figures that say the top "growth states" last year according to where their trucks were headed was Texas, Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 

In Tennessee, 50.3% of one-way truck traffic was arrivals. Leading arrival destinations included Maryville, Murfreesboro, Columbia, Lebanon, Athens, Clarksville, Oak Ridge, Brentwood, Kingsport, Collierville and Franklin. In 2016, Tennessee was ranked 12th.

In Illinois, 48.6% of last year's one-way truck rentals were arrivals. This year, only California had a higher ratio of rentals departing the state. Illinois had been ranked 50th for the previous two years.

The leading cities in Illinois for arrivals were the college towns of Champaign, Carbondale and Macomb.

Kentucky was ranked 29th in the growth state rankings, up from 31st in 2016. Fifty percent of Kentucky's one-way rentals were incoming last year. Leading Kentucky destinations for arriving rental trucks were Georgetown, Oak Grove and Hopkinsville.

"Growth states" were calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul truck rentals entering a state versus leaving a state during a calendar year. Trends data is compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way rental transactions that occur annually.

On the Net:

U-Haul Growth States list

Published 06:39 PM, Monday Jan. 08, 2018
Updated 12:14 PM, Monday Jan. 08, 2018

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