West Virginia to Colorado Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Colorado Springs is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, WV to Colorado Springs, CO shipping lane is a 1,337 mile trip that takes more than 19 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from West Virginia to Colorado ranges from a minimum of 1,132 miles and 17 hours on the road from Ceredo, WV to Cheyenne Wells, CO, to over 1,885 miles and a minimum of 29 hours on the road from Falling Waters, WV to Lewis, CO. The shortest route from West Virginia to Colorado is along the I-64 W; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-70 W, passing through Indianapolis, IN instead of Louisville, KY.
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.
Thanks in part to its high elevation, Colorado’s weather patterns are largely dictated by the terrain of mountains and valleys, as well as arid plains. Its climate is generally semi-arid, with an alpine climate in the high mountains. Extreme weather is not uncommon, with heavy hailstorms and thunderstorms. Wildfires have become an increasingly severe problem, thanks to prolonged high temperatures and droughts in the plains.
The I-70 cuts across Colorado from east to west. Colorado trucking companies frequently carry goods along this route internally, connecting Fort Collins to Pueblo via Denver and Boulder. Colorado freight companies traveling east to west on I-70 (or northwest on I-76) also travel through the state capital of Denver in transit between Utah and Kansas. Colorado is well served by a network of state roads cutting through forests and the Rocky Mountains.
West Virginia to Colorado Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since West Virginia is mostly industrial, and Colorado is mainly agricultural, 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 West Virginia and Colorado 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.