South Carolina to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, SC to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 893 mile haul that takes more than 13 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from South Carolina to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 591 miles and a minimum of 9 hours from North Augusta, SC to Varnado, LA, to over 1,045 miles and a minimum of 15 hours on the road from Little River, SC to Vinton, LA. The shortest route from South Carolina to Louisiana is along the I-10 W corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-65 S, passing through Montgomery, AL and Augusta, GA.
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.
Home to alligators and Mardi Gras, oil refineries and shrimp boats, Louisiana is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east, Texas to the West, Arkansas to the North and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The state’s capital city is Baton Rouge, but the cultural capital of Louisiana is without a doubt New Orleans, where the state’s French and Spanish heritage are always on display. The most tropical of all the contiguous US states, Louisiana is known for its short winters and long sultry summers, and for the hurricanes and tropical storms that sometimes sweep the Gulf Coast and flood the state’s swampy lowlands.
Louisiana’s economy is based upon the state’s abundant natural and agricultural resources, whether for products they produce or for the tourism these resources generate. Important agricultural products include seafood—Louisiana supplies 90 percent of the world’s crawfish—cotton, soybeans, sugarcane and rice. Other agricultural products include cattle, poultry and dairy products. The state’s oil and coal products are also key to industry, as are chemical products, paper products and processed food.
South Carolina to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since South Carolina and Louisiana 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 New York and Louisiana 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.