Alabama to Georgia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Birmingham to Savannah is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Birmingham, AL to Savannah, GA shipping lane is a 394 mile haul that takes more than 5 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Alabama to Georgia ranges from a minimum of 6 miles and 10 minutes from Ranburne, AL to Bowdon, GA to over 449 miles and a minimum of 7 hours on the road from Theodore, AL to Mountain City, GA. The shortest route from Alabama to Georgia is along I-20 E; however, there’s also a more southern route that uses US-280 E passing through Auburn, AL and Fort Valley, GA.
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.
Georgia, the Peach State, is on the Atlantic Ocean in the southeastern corner of the country. Its major metropolitan area, Atlanta, is the economic center of the southeast. The Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the Appalachian Mountain system, make up the northern part of the state, and the southern part of the state is a coastal plain. Along with the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia’s borders include Florida to the south, South Carolina to the east, Alabama to the west, and Tennessee and North Carolina to the north. Georgia is generally hot and humid in the summer and mild in the winter. It can be in the path of tropical storms or hurricanes during hurricane season (June 1 to November 30), and is occasionally affected by snow or ice in the winter. Georgia freight and shipping is concentrated in Atlanta and to a lesser degree, Savannah.
Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates for Alabama to Georgia vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Alabama is mainly agricultural, having many food processing and distribution centers, and Georgia is mainly industrial we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailers, as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Alabama and Georgia 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.