Georgia to Maryland Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Atlanta to Rockville is a very heavily traveled route.
The Atlanta, GA to Rockville, MD shipping lane is a 649 mile trip that takes more than 10 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Georgia to Maryland ranges from a minimum of 534 miles and over 8 hours on the road from Clayton, GA to Newburg, MD, to over 898 miles and a minimum of 14 hours on the road from Bainbridge, GA to Fair Hill, MD. The shortest route from Georgia to Maryland is along the I-85 N corridor; however there is a more westerly route that uses the I-81 N, traveling through Charlotte, NC and Roanoke, VA.
Georgia, the Peach State, is on the Atlantic Ocean in the southeastern corner of the country. Its major metropolitan area, Atlanta, is the economic center of the southeast. The Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the Appalachian Mountain system, make up the northern part of the state, and the southern part of the state is a coastal plain. Along with the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia’s borders include Florida to the south, South Carolina to the east, Alabama to the west, and Tennessee and North Carolina to the north. Georgia is generally hot and humid in the summer and mild in the winter. It can be in the path of tropical storms or hurricanes during hurricane season (June 1 to November 30), and is occasionally affected by snow or ice in the winter. Georgia freight and shipping is concentrated in Atlanta and to a lesser degree, Savannah.
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.
Georgia to Maryland Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Georgia 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 Georgia 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.