Alabama to Florida Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Birmingham to Tampa is a major route from central Alabama to central Florida.
The Birmingham to Tampa route is a 601 mile trip that crosses into Georgia through Atlanta making it a prime route for transportation. Shipping from Alabama to Florida can be a relatively a short distance considering they are boarding states with the farthest range from major cities being 925 miles from Florence, AL to Miami, FL. I-75 is the major interstate that runs North and South through Florida connecting cities like Montgomery, AL to Orlando, FL, the 464 mile trip starts on U.S. 231 before switching to the I-10 and onto the I-75. From the southern end of Alabama, transportation from Mobile, AL to Jacksonville, FL follows the I-10E for 404 miles passing through cities like Pensacola and Tallahassee.
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.
Florida is a state that has an incredibly long coastline with many islands and peninsulas. Most of the state has a sub-tropical climate, with temperatures that often top 100° F in the summer. Most major shipping and trucking delays in Florida are related to hurricanes and tropical storms, which regularly affect various part of the state, especially on the east coast. Look out for hurricanes and tropical storms from June through November. Florida’s largest cities, all with populations of over a million in their metropolitans areas, are Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. However, Florida has many medium-sized cities and industrial areas along its coasts; shipping tends to be distributed over a large area in Florida.
Alabama to Florida Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Alabama and Florida are both agricultural, food processing and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Alabama and Florida are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for flatbed freight, as well.