Utah to New York Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Salt Lake City to New York City is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Salt Lake City, UT to New York City, NY route is a 2,173 mile trip that takes a little over 32 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Utah to New York ranges from a minimum of 1,798 miles and over 27 hours from Vernal, UT to Jamestown, NY, to over 2,471 miles and a minimum of 37 hours on the road from St. George, UT to Plattsburg, NY. The shortest route from Utah to New York is along the I-80 E; however, there’s also a more southern route that uses the I-70 E heading through Indianapolis, IN and Columbus, OH.
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.
The ‘Empire State’ has an exceptional economic location for New York trucking companies, as it neighbors six states and a number of America’s most prosperous cities. It also shares a border with Canada’s economic centers: Toronto and Montreal. New York’s close proximity to major US cities has created a boom in the freight trucking industry, especially with routes to Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, with their strong automotive, heavy manufacturing, publishing, printing, biomedical, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. Within the state itself, the major routes for New York freight companies are between New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. New York’s geography and climate creates unique challenges in terms of shipping. It has varied terrain with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes—and a number of microclimates. The great variance in weather, between humid summers and bitterly cold winters, poses further challenges, as do New York’s strict commercial shipping regulations.
Utah to New York Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Utah and New York are more industrial than agricultural, with food processing and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Utah and New York 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.