California to West Virginia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Los Angeles to Huntington is a very heavily traveled route.
The Los Angeles, CA to Huntington, WV freight shipping lane is a 2,286 mile haul that takes more than 34 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from California to West Virginia ranges from a minimum of 2,302 miles and over 34 hours on the road from Floriston, CA to Kenova, WV, to over 2,876 miles and a minimum driving time of 43 hours on the road from Smith River, CA to Bunker Hill, WV. The shortest route from California to West Virginia is along the I-40 E corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-70 E, traveling through Denver, CO and Kansas City, KS.
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.
West Virginia is a state that lies on the Eastern side of the United States, the state was formed in 1861 after some unionist counties of northwestern Virginia decided to separate from Virginia to form a new state during the American Civil War. West Virginia was admitted to the union in 1863, during the war West Virginia remained a key border state, and was the only state to be formed by separating from a Confederate state. West Virginia lies in the Appalachian mountains, in fact it is the only state in the United States to lay completely within a mountain range, thus being referred to as the “Mountain State”. West Virginia is a popular place for tourism, from mountain ranges, caves, whitewater, and skiing, West Virginia draws a large part of its income from travelers.
West Virginia is one of the top coal producers in the United States, second only to Wyoming, coal fired power plants in the state create a surplus of electricity, leading the nation in interstate electricity exporting. West Virginia also sits on top of the Shale Natural Gas bed, which allows the state to produce 15% of the nations fossil fuel energy.
California to West Virginia Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since California is an agricultural state, and West Virginia is mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both California and West 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.