Alabama to West Virginia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Montgomery to Huntington is a very heavily traveled route.
The Montgomery, AL to Huntington, WV freight shipping lane is a 610 mile haul that takes more than 9 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Alabama to West Virginia ranges from a minimum of 353 miles and over 5 hours on the road from Bryant, AL to Bluefield, WV, to over 987 miles and a minimum driving time of 14 hours on the road from Grand Bay, AL to Marlowe, WV. The shortest route from Alabama to West Virginia is along the I-75 N corridor; however there is a more westerly route that uses the I-65 N, traveling through Lexington, KY and Nashville, TN.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
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.
Alabama to West Virginia Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Alabama is mostly agricultural, and West Virginia are 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 Alabama 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.