Colorado to Florida Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Denver to Jacksonville is a very heavily traveled route.
The Denver to Jacksonville shipping lane is a 1,747 mile haul that takes more than 25 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Colorado to Florida ranges from a minimum of 1409 miles and 21 hours from Colorado Springs, CO, to Pensacola, FL, to over 2,304 miles and a minimum of 34 hours on the road from Grand Junction, Co to Miami, FL. The shortest route from Colorado to Florida is along I-70 E; however, there’s also a more southern route that uses I-75 S passing through Tulsa, OK and Birmingham, AL.
Thanks in part to its high elevation, Colorado’s weather patterns are largely dictated by the terrain of mountains and valleys, as well as arid plains. Its climate is generally semi-arid, with an alpine climate in the high mountains. Extreme weather is not uncommon, with heavy hailstorms and thunderstorms. Wildfires have become an increasingly severe problem, thanks to prolonged high temperatures and droughts in the plains.
The I-70 cuts across Colorado from east to west. Colorado trucking companies frequently carry goods along this route internally, connecting Fort Collins to Pueblo via Denver and Boulder. Colorado freight companies traveling east to west on I-70 (or northwest on I-76) also travel through the state capital of Denver in transit between Utah and Kansas. Colorado is well served by a network of state roads cutting through forests and the Rocky Mountains.
Florida is a state that has an incredibly long coastline with many islands and peninsulas. Most of the state has a sub-tropical climate, with temperatures that often top 100° F in the summer. Most major shipping and trucking delays in Florida are related to hurricanes and tropical storms, which regularly affect various part of the state, especially on the east coast. Look out for hurricanes and tropical storms from June through November. Florida’s largest cities, all with populations of over a million in their metropolitans areas, are Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. However, Florida has many medium-sized cities and industrial areas along its coasts; shipping tends to be distributed over a large area in Florida.
Colorado to Florida Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Colorado and Florida are mainly agricultural and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Colorado and Florida are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for oversize shipments, as well.