South Carolina to West Virginia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Huntington is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, SC to Huntington, WV freight shipping lane is a 524 mile haul that takes more than 8 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from South Carolina to West Virginia ranges from a minimum of 189 miles and over 3 hours on the road from Riverview, SC to Bluefield, WV, to over 697 miles and a minimum driving time of 11 hours on the road from Limehouse, SC to Fairhaven, WV. The shortest route from South Carolina to West Virginia is along the I-77 N corridor; however there is a more westerly route that uses the I-26 W, traveling through Spartanburg, SC and Knoxville, TN.
South Carolina Freight Shipping & Trucking
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.
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West Virginia Freight Shipping Quotes and Trucking Rates
West Virginia is a state that lies on the Eastern side of the United States, the state was formed in 1861 after some unionist counties of northwestern Virginia decided to separate from Virginia to form a new state during the American Civil War. West Virginia was admitted to the union in 1863, during the war West Virginia remained a key border state, and was the only state to be formed by separating from a Confederate state. West Virginia lies in the Appalachian mountains, in fact it is the only state in the United States to lay completely within a mountain range, thus being referred to as the “Mountain State”. West Virginia is a popular place for tourism, from mountain ranges, caves, whitewater, and skiing, West Virginia draws a large part of its income from travelers.
West Virginia is one of the top coal producers in the United States, second only to Wyoming, coal fired power plants in the state create a surplus of electricity, leading the nation in interstate electricity exporting. West Virginia also sits on top of the Shale Natural Gas bed, which allows the state to produce 15% of the nations fossil fuel energy.
South Carolina to West Virginia Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since South Carolina is an agricultural state, and West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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.