Alabama to Ohio shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Birmingham to Cincinnati is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Birmingham, AL to Cincinnati, OH shipping lane is a 464 mile haul that takes more than 7 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Alabama to Ohio ranges from a minimum of 460 miles and a 7 hours from Florence, AL to Portsmouth, OH, to over 971 miles and a minimum of 15 hours on the road from Fairhope, AL to Cleveland, OH. The shortest route from Alabama to Ohio is along I-65 N; however, there is a more easterly route that also uses the I-75 N traveling through Chattanooga, TN.
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.
Almost Home of the Mighty Buckeyes, Ohio links the northeast to the midwest and contains some of the busiest trucking routes in the country. Ohio is within a one-day drive of 50 percent of US residents and 70 percent of North America’s manufacturing capacity. Bordered to the north by Lake Erie, an important cargo port area and to the south by the Ohio River, Ohio’s nearest neighbors are Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ontario, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Ohio’s climate ranges from mild to the south to cooler to the north, where severe lake effect snowstorms are not uncommon in the winter, making travel in the north treacherous during the worst parts of the winter. Major cities include Ohio’s capitol, Columbus, along with Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton and Akron
Alabama to Ohio Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Alabama is mainly agricultural and Ohio is mainly an industrial state, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Heavy Haul Trucking services are also common from Alabama to Ohio. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers 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.