New York to California Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Albany to Sacramento is a very heavily traveled route.
The Albany to Sacramento shipping lane is a 2,850 mile haul that takes more than 41 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from New York to California ranges from a minimum of 2,681 miles and 38 hours from New York City, NY to Barstow, CA, to over 2,806 miles and a minimum of 40 hours on the road from Watertown, NY to San Diego, CA. The shortest route from California to New York City is along I-80 W; however, there’s also a more southern route that uses I-70 W passing through Grand Junction, CO and Las Vegas, NV.
The ‘Empire State’ has an exceptional economic location for New York trucking companies, as it neighbors six states and a number of America’s most prosperous cities. It also shares a border with Canada’s economic centers: Toronto and Montreal. New York’s close proximity to major US cities has created a boom in the freight trucking industry, especially with routes to Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, with their strong automotive, heavy manufacturing, publishing, printing, biomedical, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. Within the state itself, the major routes for New York freight companies are between New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. New York’s geography and climate creates unique challenges in terms of shipping. It has varied terrain with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes—and a number of microclimates. The great variance in weather, between humid summers and bitterly cold winters, poses further challenges, as do New York’s strict commercial shipping regulations.
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.
New York to California Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since New York is mainly industrial and California is largely agricultural but industrial as well, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Heavy Hauling Trucking services are also a hot commodity from NYC to LA. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both New York 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.