Alabama to California Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Mobile to Los Angeles is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Montgomery to Los Angeles shipping lane is a 2,084 mile haul that takes more than 30 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Alabama to California ranges from a minimum of 1,934 miles and 27 hours from Mobile, AL to San Diego, CA to over 2,300 miles and a minimum of 33 hours on the road from Huntsville, AL to Sacramento, CA. The shortest route from Alabama to California is along I-10 E through Phoenix, AZ; however, there’s also a more northern route that uses I-40 E passing through Amarillo, TX and Oklahoma City, OK.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
California is a large, densely populated state, especially along the Pacific Coast where the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas link northern, central and southern California. For the most part, California has a pleasant and mild climate. It’s hotter and drier in the south, and the north is colder in the winter and wetter in the summer. With mountains in the east and hills in the west, along the coast, it’s is a beautiful state to drive through, but it can be demanding for California truckers. Many truckers would say that California’s greatest challenges lie in its diesel regulations and traffic congestion.
Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates for Alabama to California vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since California and Alabama are mainly agricultural, having many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailers, as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Heavy Hauling Trucking services are also common from LA to Mobile. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Alabama and California 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.