South Carolina to California Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Sacramento is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, SC to Sacramento, CA shipping lane is a 2,766 mile haul that takes more than 41 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from South Carolina to California ranges from a minimum of 2,086 miles and a minimum of 31 hours from Anderson, SC to Mountain Pass, CA, to over 3,067 miles and a minimum of 46 hours on the road from Little River, SC to Fort Dick, CA. The shortest route from South Carolina to California is along the I-40 W corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-80 W, passing through Kansas City, KS and St. Louis, MO.
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.
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.
South Carolina to California Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since South Carolina and California are mainly agricultural, 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. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both South Carolina 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.