Ohio to Maryland Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Columbus to Rockville is a very heavily traveled route.
The Columbus, OH to Rockville, MD shipping lane is a 381 mile trip that takes more than 6 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Ohio to Maryland ranges from a minimum of 118 miles and over 2 hours on the road from Bridgeport, OH to Grantsville, MD, to over 663 miles and a minimum of 11 hours on the road from Ainger, OH to Stockton, MD. The shortest route from Ohio to Maryland is along the I-80 E corridor; however there is a more easterly route that uses the I-476 S, traveling through Wayne, PA and Wilmington, DE.
Almost Home of the Mighty Buckeyes, Ohio links the northeast to the midwest and contains some of the busiest trucking routes in the country. Ohio is within a one-day drive of 50 percent of US residents and 70 percent of North America’s manufacturing capacity. Bordered to the north by Lake Erie, an important cargo port area and to the south by the Ohio River, Ohio’s nearest neighbors are Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ontario, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Ohio’s climate ranges from mild to the south to cooler to the north, where severe lake effect snowstorms are not uncommon in the winter, making travel in the north treacherous during the worst parts of the winter. Major cities include Ohio’s capitol, Columbus, along with Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton and Akron.
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.
Ohio to Maryland Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Ohio and Maryland are mostly industrial, 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 Michigan and Maryland 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.