Utah to California Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Salt Lake City to Los Angeles is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Salt Lake City, UT to Los Angeles, CA route is a 688 mile trip that takes a little over 10 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Utah to California ranges from a minimum of 211 miles and over 3 hours from St. George, UT to Baker, CA, to over 1,173 miles and a minimum of 19 hours on the road from Bluff, UT to Crescent City, CA. The shortest route from Utah to California is along I-15 S; however, there’s also a more eastern route that also uses the US-95 S crossing into Searchlight, NV before California.
Almost all of Utah’s nearly three million inhabitants live among the valleys of the Wasatch Front. As a result, much of the state is largely uninhabited and unspoiled. To the west of the I-15, the landscape is broadly desert. To the south and east, the soft sandstone has been etched by wind and weather over time to form stunning natural sculptures. Dotted throughout the state are pine forests, valleys and basins.
The climate is semi-arid or desert, with moisture coming chiefly from Pacific Ocean storms or Gulf of California monsoons. Winter inversions are common, especially around the basins, causing haze and freezing fog. Tornados are unusual, but wildfires are increasingly common due to the high summer temperatures and dry climate.
California is a large, densely populated state, especially along the Pacific Coast where the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas link northern, central and southern California. For the most part, California has a pleasant and mild climate. It’s hotter and drier in the south, and the north is colder in the winter and wetter in the summer. With mountains in the east and hills in the west, along the coast, it’s is a beautiful state to drive through, but it can be demanding for California truckers. Many truckers would say that California’s greatest challenges lie in its diesel regulations and traffic congestion.
Utah to California Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Utah is mainly industrial, and California is mainly agricultural with food processing and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer as well as Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers. Utah and California are also running a number of flatbed freight trucks and trailers and by the more common dry van trucks, and it’s an active route for heavy haul trucking as well.