North Carolina to South Carolina Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charlotte to Columbia is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charlotte, NC to Columbia, SC shipping lane is a 93 mile trip that takes more than 1 hour of driving to complete. Shipping from North Carolina to South Carolina ranges from a minimum of a few miles and just minutes from several cities along the states neighboring borders, to over 456 miles and a minimum of 7 hours on the road from Camden, NC to Limehouse, SC. The shortest route from North Carolina to Idaho is along the I-95 S corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the US-58 W, traveling through Emporia, VA instead of Windsor, NC.
Freight Rate Central logistics works with North Carolina trucking companies and carriers all over the US to bring our customers freight shipping rates as much as 75% below direct quotes from carriers. We serve trucking companies by professionally representing businesses and individuals who require freight shipping. We serve our clients by managing every aspect of the shipping process, thereby minimizing cost and risk to both deadlines and budgets.
North Carolina offers plenty of dry van, flatbed and specialized carriers, and Freight Rate Central specializes in connecting each client with the best trucking company for their shipping needs. From Conestoga trailers to refrigerated dry vans to extendable flatbed stretch trailers, our carriers have the equipment needed to meet pretty much every need.
North Carolina’s economy is strong in both farming and manufacturing, and the state has been expanding its knowledge economy in past decades, as well. North Carolina farmers grow tobacco, sweet potatoes and soy beans, and raise livestock as well. North Carolina manufacturers produce textiles, paper and furniture, and NC has a growing chemical and electronics sector. All of these industries, concentrated in the cities and scattered throughout the countryside, require freight shipping. Freight Rate Central can provide the specialized solutions required by North Carolina industry and agriculture.
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.
North Carolina to South Carolina Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since North Carolina and South Carolina are mainly agricultural, 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 North Carolina 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.