Alabama to Virginia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Montgomery to Arlington is a very heavily traveled route.
The Montgomery, AL to Arlington, VA shipping lane is a 797 mile trip that takes more than 12 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Alabama to Virginia ranges from a minimum of 219 miles and over 3 hours on the road from Bridgeport, AL to Rose Hill, VA, to over 986 miles and a minimum of 15 hours on the road from Grand Bay, AL to Morrisonville, VA. The shortest route from Alabama to Virginia is along the I-85 N; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-81 N, passing through Chattanooga, TN instead of Charlotte, NC.
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.
Virginia sits on the Atlantic Coast of the United States and is commonly referred to as “The Old Dominion”, which was named for being one of the oldest overseas dominions of the King and Queen of England. With agriculture occupying over 30% of the land in Virginia, a large part of the states income comes from soy, hay, peanuts, and tomatoes being the most profitable crop in the state, at one time tobacco used to be the number one grown crop in the state, while no longer the case the state is still the fifth- largest producer of tobacco in the nation.
Virginia’s main industry is the technology sector, with the computer chip being the highest grossing export since 2006 and the fourth-highest number of technology workers in the United States, only California, New York, and Texas remain higher, technology quickly took over as the states main export while surpassing the state’s traditional top exports of tobacco and coal combined. To coincide with Virginia’s position in the technology industry, The Pentagon, which is located in Arlington, is the headquarters of the Department of Defense, while the Central Intelligence Agency in located in Langley, Virginia. Virginian is also home to several other government agencies, the United States Geological Survey, the National Science Foundation, and The United Sates Patent and Trademark Office, with all of these agencies and roughly 12% of all U.S. federal procurement money being spent in the state, providing over 900,000 jobs throughout the state and government contracts.
Alabama to Virginia Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Alabama is mainly agricultural, and Virginia 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 Virginia 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.