Maryland to South Carolina Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Baltimore to Columbia is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baltimore, MD to Columbia, SC freight shipping lane is a 524 mile haul that takes more than 8 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Maryland to South Carolina ranges from a minimum of 372 miles and over 5 hours on the road from Faulkner, MD to Florence, SC, to over 659 miles and a minimum driving time of 10 hours on the road from Elk Mills, MD to Levy, SC. The shortest route from Maryland to South Carolina is along I-95 S; however, there’s also a more westerly route that uses the I-81 S, passing through Charlotte, NC instead of Richmond, VA.
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.
The heart of the Old South, South Carolina is amazingly diverse for a state that ranks 40th in size in the US. The Blue Ridge Mountains delineate South Carolina’s northwest boundaries with North Carolina and Georgia. The Piedmont region is rolling hills, the aptly named Sand hills region is in the central part of the state, and the Outer and Inner Coastal Plains sweep to the Atlantic Ocean. South Carolina’s state capital, Columbia, is its largest city, with coastal Charleston coming in second. South Carolina’s diversity extends to the state’s climate. Summers are uniformly hot, but its coastal areas have mild winters, while the inland and upland areas of South Carolina see cooler winters with freezing rain and occasional snow. Freezing rain can make conditions hazardous for travel in the winter; bridges in the state are often marked “bridges freeze before roadways” for this reason. Tropical storms and spring rains are also common, although the state sees less hurricane and cyclone conditions than nearby North Carolina.
Maryland to South Carolina Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Maryland is mainly industrial, and South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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.