West Virginia to Maryland Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Rockville is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, WV to Rockville, MD shipping lane is a 342 mile trip that takes more than 5 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from West Virginia to Maryland ranges from a minimum of 1 mile and a few minutes on the road from Corinth, WV to Hutton, MD, to over 460 miles and a minimum of 7 hours on the road from Squire, WV to Fair Hill, MD. The shortest route from West Virginia to Maryland is along the I-79 N; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-64 E, passing through Lewisburg, WV instead of Grantsville, MD.
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.
Maryland is a densely populated state in a densely populated part of the country, so it is well served by interstate highways such as the I-68 and the I-95. Traffic in Maryland can be heavy, and good logistics and planning are especially important in Maryland trucking. Maryland’s adjacency to Washington DC has had a huge effect on its economy. Defense and biotech are important industries in Maryland, and Maryland produces both high tech products like electronics and chemicals and traditional products like coal and steel. Freight Rate Central serves clients with a wide variety of specialized shipping requirements in the state of Maryland. For example, Maryland electronics companies may require temperature-controlled shipments of fragile electronic components, while Maryland steel fabricators sometimes need special provisions for over weight, over dimensional structural steel columns and girders.
West Virginia to Maryland Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since West Virginia and Maryland are mostly 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 West Virginia and Maryland 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.