West Virginia to New York Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Buffalo is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, WV to Buffalo, NY shipping lane is a 429 mile trip that takes more than 6 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from West Virginia to New York ranges from a minimum of 156 miles and 2 hours on the road from Lawrenceville, WV to Findley Lake, NY, to over 887 miles and a minimum of 14 hours on the road from Coalwood, WV to Champlain, NY. The shortest route from West Virginia to New York is along the I-90 E; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-87 N, passing through Harrisburg, PA instead of Madison, OH.
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.
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.
West Virginia to New York Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since West Virginia and New York 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 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.