Utah to Pennsylvania Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Salt Lake City to Pittsburgh is a very heavily traveled route.
The Salt Lake City, UT to Pittsburgh, PA shipping lane is a 1,844 mile haul that takes more than 27 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Utah to Pennsylvania ranges from a minimum of 1,716 miles and a minimum of 25 hours from Thompson, UT to West Alexander, PA, to over 2,355 miles and a minimum of 35 hours on the road from St George, UT to Philadelphia, PA. The shortest route from Utah to Pennsylvania is along the I-80 E corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-70 E, traveling 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.
Straddling three regions of the country—east coast, midwest and south—Pennsylvania borders New York and New Jersey to the north and east, Ohio and Lake Erie to the west and Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia to the south. Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city and Pittsburgh is a distant second; both cities are known as twentieth century industrial powerhouses and are charging into the twenty-first century with knowledge and service-based economies.
In addition to Lake Erie, the Delaware Estuary and Delaware River are important bodies of water in Pennsylvania. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Allegheny Plateau, Ridge and Valley to the Atlantic Coastal Plain through Piedmont and the Erie Plain, Pennsylvania has a varied landscape that supports farming, manufacturing, development and tourism.
Utah to Pennsylvania Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Utah and Pennsylvania are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. We also see a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Utah and Pennsylvania 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.