South Carolina to Colorado Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Colorado Springs is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, SC to Colorado Springs, CO shipping lane is a 1,688 mile haul that takes more than 25 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from South Carolina to Colorado ranges from a minimum of 1,319 miles and 19 hours from Landrum, SC to Burlington, CO, to over 1,936 miles and a minimum of 29 hours on the road from Port Royal, SC to Elk Springs, CO. The shortest route from South Carolina to Colorado is along the I-70 W corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-20 W, passing through Tulsa, OK and Memphis, TN.
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.
Thanks in part to its high elevation, Colorado’s weather patterns are largely dictated by the terrain of mountains and valleys, as well as arid plains. Its climate is generally semi-arid, with an alpine climate in the high mountains. Extreme weather is not uncommon, with heavy hailstorms and thunderstorms. Wildfires have become an increasingly severe problem, thanks to prolonged high temperatures and droughts in the plains.
The I-70 cuts across Colorado from east to west. Colorado trucking companies frequently carry goods along this route internally, connecting Fort Collins to Pueblo via Denver and Boulder. Colorado freight companies traveling east to west on I-70 (or northwest on I-76) also travel through the state capital of Denver in transit between Utah and Kansas. Colorado is well served by a network of state roads cutting through forests and the Rocky Mountains.
South Carolina to Colorado Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since South Carolina and Colorado are largely 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 South Carolina and Colorado 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.