Virginia to Arizona Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Richmond to Flagstaff is a very heavily traveled route.
The Richmond, VA to Flagstaff, AZ freight shipping lane is a 2,152 mile haul that takes more than 32 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Virginia to Arizona ranges from a minimum of 1,651 miles and a minimum of 24 hours on the road from Ewing, VA to Chambers, AZ, to over 2,536 miles and a minimum driving time of 37 hours on the road from Norfolk, VA to Yuma, AZ. The shortest route from Virginia to Arizona is along the I-40 W corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-64 W, traveling through Springfield, MO and Louisville, KY.
Virginia sits on the Atlantic Coast of the United States and is commonly referred to as “The Old Dominion”, which was named for being one of the oldest overseas dominions of the King and Queen of England. With agriculture occupying over 30% of the land in Virginia, a large part of the states income comes from soy, hay, peanuts, and tomatoes being the most profitable crop in the state, at one time tobacco used to be the number one grown crop in the state, while no longer the case the state is still the fifth- largest producer of tobacco in the nation.
Virginia’s main industry is the technology sector, with the computer chip being the highest grossing export since 2006 and the fourth-highest number of technology workers in the United States, only California, New York, and Texas remain higher, technology quickly took over as the states main export while surpassing the state’s traditional top exports of tobacco and coal combined. To coincide with Virginia’s position in the technology industry, The Pentagon, which is located in Arlington, is the headquarters of the Department of Defense, while the Central Intelligence Agency in located in Langley, Virginia. Virginian is also home to several other government agencies, the United States Geological Survey, the National Science Foundation, and The United Sates Patent and Trademark Office, with all of these agencies and roughly 12% of all U.S. federal procurement money being spent in the state, providing over 900,000 jobs throughout the state and government contracts.
Arizona is one of the “four corners” states and home to the Grand Canyon. It shares one point with Colorado and borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California. It also shares a 389-mile-long border with the country of Mexico. The southern part of the state is known for its desert climate, while the northern part has dense forests with variable weather. More than half of the state is made up of mountains, valleys and plateaus, with slightly over 12,500 feet between its highest and lowest points. The diverse climate and scenery draw an astounding number of people to the state each year, making tourism one of Arizona’s top industries. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is the most densely populated part of the state, and it is home to 65 percent of the state’s residents. Tucson and Flagstaff are also centers for Arizona freight and trucking.
Virginia to Arizona Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Virginia and Arizona 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 Virginia and Arizona 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.