Alabama to Washington Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Mobile to Olympia is a very heavily traveled route.
The Mobile, AL to Olympia, WA route is a 2,749 mile haul that takes more than 41 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Alabama to Washington ranges from 2,332 miles and 35 hours from Tuscaloosa, AL to Kennewick, WA, and over 2,894 miles and a minimum of 44 hours on the road from Dothan, AL to Port Angeles, WA. The shortest route from Alabama to Washington is along I-80 W and I-84; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-84 only; traveling through Denver, Colorado and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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.
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.
Alabama to Washington Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since both Alabama and Washington are mainly agricultural, with food processing, and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers, as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Flatbed carriers in both Alabama 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.