West Virginia to Washington Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Tacoma is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, WV to Tacoma, WA shipping lane is a 2,540 mile trip that takes more than 38 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from West Virginia to Washington ranges from a minimum of 2,190 miles and 33 hours on the road from Huntington, WV to Spokane Valley, WA, to over 2,822 miles and a minimum of 43 hours on the road from Baker Heights, WV to Port Angeles, WA. The shortest route from West Virginia to Washington is along the I-90 W; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-64 W, passing through Kansas City, KS instead of Indianapolis, IN.
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.
Washington State’s nickname, “The Evergreen State,” doesn’t do justice to the vast geography of this Pacific Northwestern state. Although lush rainforests do flourish in the central part of the state, glaciers, islands and fjords are part of the state’s Pacific Coast landscape, while the Cascade Mountain range is found in the drier, eastern area. Likewise, the rain that the Washington’s most populous city, Seattle, is known for is not typical of the whole state. A dry, semi-arid climate is found in the east, while the mountains are known for deep snows in the winter that make snow chains a November to April requirement for trucking and freight services operating in Washington State. Washington freight and shipping is concentrated in Seattle and along the coast, and Spokane is a smaller center for Washington freight and trucking.
West Virginia to Washington Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since West Virginia is mostly industrial, and Washington 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 Washington 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.