Alabama to Maryland Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Montgomery to Rockville is a very heavily traveled route.
The Montgomery, AL to Rockville, MD shipping lane is a 809 mile trip that takes more than 12 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Alabama to Maryland ranges from a minimum of 597 miles and over 9 hours on the road from Bryant, AL to Brunswick, MD, to over 1,078 miles and a minimum of 16 hours on the road from Grand Bay, AL to Fair Hill, MD. The shortest route from Alabama to Maryland is along the I-81 N corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-75 N, traveling through Williamsburg, VA and Huntington, WV.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
Maryland is a densely populated state in a densely populated part of the country, so it is well served by interstate highways such as the I-68 and the I-95. Traffic in Maryland can be heavy, and good logistics and planning are especially important in Maryland trucking. Maryland’s adjacency to Washington DC has had a huge effect on its economy. Defense and biotech are important industries in Maryland, and Maryland produces both high tech products like electronics and chemicals and traditional products like coal and steel. Freight Rate Central serves clients with a wide variety of specialized shipping requirements in the state of Maryland. For example, Maryland electronics companies may require temperature-controlled shipments of fragile electronic components, while Maryland steel fabricators sometimes need special provisions for over weight, over dimensional structural steel columns and girders.
Alabama to Maryland Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Alabama is mainly agricultural, and Maryland is mostly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. We also see a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Alabama and Maryland are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for heavy haul freight shipments, as well.