Maryland to Alabama freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand. Baltimore to Birmingham is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baltimore, MD to Birmingham, AL freight shipping lane is a 780 mile haul that takes more than 11 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Maryland to Alabama ranges from a minimum of 597 miles and over 9 hours on the road from Rosemont, MD to Higdon, AL, to over 1,057 miles and a minimum driving time of 16 hours on the road from Providence, MD to Mobile, AL. The shortest route from Maryland to Alabama is along I-81 S; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-85 S, passing through Atlanta, GA instead of Knoxville, TN.
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.
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.
Maryland to Alabama Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual state industry needs. Since Maryland is mainly industrial, and Alabama is mostly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, trucking rates will vary at times due to the individual state industry needs. 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 Maryland and Alabama 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.