West Virginia to Utah Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Provo is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, WV to Provo, UT shipping lane is a 1,833 mile trip that takes more than 27 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from West Virginia to Utah ranges from a minimum of 1,625 miles and 24 hours on the road from Huntington, WV to Crescent Junction, UT, to over 2,252 miles and a minimum of 34 hours on the road from Bakerton, WV to Hurricane, UT. The shortest route from West Virginia to Utah is along the I-64 W; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-80 W, passing through Des Moines, IA instead of Kansas City, KS.
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.
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.
West Virginia to Utah Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since West Virginia and Utah 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 Utah 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.