California to Maryland Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Los Angeles to Rockville is a very heavily traveled route.
The Los Angeles, CA to Rockville, MD shipping lane is a 2,622 mile trip that takes more than 39 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from California to Maryland ranges from a minimum of 2,570 miles and over 38 hours on the road from Kirkwood, CA to Oakland, MD, to over 2,984 miles and a minimum of 46 hours on the road from Crescent City, CA to Frankford, MD. The shortest route from California to Maryland is along the I-40 E corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-81 N, traveling through Roanoke, VA and Nashville, TN.
California is a large, densely populated state, especially along the Pacific Coast where the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas link northern, central and southern California. For the most part, California has a pleasant and mild climate. It’s hotter and drier in the south, and the north is colder in the winter and wetter in the summer. With mountains in the east and hills in the west, along the coast, it’s is a beautiful state to drive through, but it can be demanding for California truckers. Many truckers would say that California’s greatest challenges lie in its diesel regulations and traffic congestion.
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.
California to Maryland Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since California 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 California 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.