Maryland to California Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Baltimore to Sacramento is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baltimore, MD to Sacramento, CA freight shipping lane is a 2,732 mile haul that takes more than 40 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Maryland to California ranges from a minimum of 2,526 miles and over 38 hours on the road from McHenry, MD to Meyers, CA, to over 2,951 miles and a minimum driving time of 45 hours on the road from Frankford, MD to Klamath, CA. The shortest route from Maryland to California is along I-80 W; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-70 W, passing through Columbus, OH instead of South Bend, IN.
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 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 to California Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Maryland is mainly industrial, and California is mostly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, trucking rates will vary at times due to the individual states 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 California 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.