South Carolina to Indiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Fort Wayne is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, SC to Fort Wayne, IN freight shipping lane is a 799 mile haul that takes more than 12 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from South Carolina to Indiana ranges from a minimum of 398 miles and over 6 hours on the road from Landrum, SC to Clarksville, IN, to over 922 miles and a minimum driving time of 13 hours on the road from Limehouse, SC to Whiting, IN. The shortest route from South Carolina to Indiana is along the I-26 W corridor; however there is a more easterly route that uses the I-77 N, traveling through Columbus, OH and Charlotte, NC.
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.
Indiana is a state on the mid-eastern side of the United States bordering Lake Michigan. Indiana is a state that operates on the industrial side of the economy, in fact, a large percentage of the states workforce has employment in the manufacturing section, making Indiana the leader for manufacturing employment in the United States. Indiana’s leading exports are heavy in the automotive industry with motor vehicles and auto parts, but also includes industrial and electrical equipment, pharmaceutical products, and medical equipment. Indiana also operates in the agricultural sector being the fifth largest producer of corn in the united states. Indiana’s main north-to-south artery is I-65, which runs from the southern end of the state from Kentucky, and continuing north through Indianapolis until it reaches the northern end the state, where it connects to the I-94 and I-90 where it continues into Michigan and Illinois. Also connecting Illinois to Ohio is the I-74 which runs from the eastern end of Indiana to the western end of the state.
South Carolina to Indiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since South Carolina is mostly agricultural, and Indiana is mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both South Carolina and Indiana 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.