South Carolina to Georgia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Atlanta is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, SC to Atlanta, GA shipping lane is a 300 mile haul that takes more than 4 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from South Carolina to Georgia ranges from a minimum of 20 miles and under an hour from Aiken, SC to Augusta, GA, to over 432 miles and a minimum of 7 hours on the road from Conway, SC to Thomasville, GA. Since South Carolina to Georgia are neighboring states there are several routes to choose traveling between them. The main highway is the I-20 W traveling between the states largest cities.
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.
Georgia, the Peach State, is on the Atlantic Ocean in the southeastern corner of the country. Its major metropolitan area, Atlanta, is the economic center of the southeast. The Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the Appalachian Mountain system, make up the northern part of the state, and the southern part of the state is a coastal plain. Along with the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia’s borders include Florida to the south, South Carolina to the east, Alabama to the west, and Tennessee and North Carolina to the north. Georgia is generally hot and humid in the summer and mild in the winter. It can be in the path of tropical storms or hurricanes during hurricane season (June 1 to November 30), and is occasionally affected by snow or ice in the winter. Georgia freight and shipping is concentrated in Atlanta and to a lesser degree, Savannah.
South Carolina to Georgia Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since South Carolina and Georgia 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 Georgia 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.