Alabama to New York Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Mobile to Buffalo is a very heavily traveled route.
The Mobile to Buffalo shipping lane is a 1,150 mile haul that takes more than 16 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Alabama to New York ranges from a minimum of 759 miles and 12 hours from Athens, AL to Jamestown, NY, to over 1,531 miles and a minimum of 23 hours on the road from Gulf Shores, AL to Champlain, NY. The shortest route from Alabama to New York is along theI-65 N & I-71 N; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses just I-65 N & I-90 E, passing through Indianapolis, IN.
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.
The ‘Empire State’ has an exceptional economic location for New York trucking companies, as it neighbors six states and a number of America’s most prosperous cities. It also shares a border with Canada’s economic centers: Toronto and Montreal. New York’s close proximity to major US cities has created a boom in the freight trucking industry, especially with routes to Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, with their strong automotive, heavy manufacturing, publishing, printing, biomedical, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. Within the state itself, the major routes for New York freight companies are between New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. New York’s geography and climate creates unique challenges in terms of shipping. It has varied terrain with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes—and a number of microclimates. The great variance in weather, between humid summers and bitterly cold winters, poses further challenges, as do New York’s strict commercial shipping regulations.
Alabama to New York Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Alabama is largely agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. New York is mainly industrial and has several shipments by flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Alabama and New York 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.