Arizona to Washington Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; the route from Flagstaff to Tacoma is a heavily traveled route.
The Flagstaff, AZ to Tacoma, WA route is a 1,370 mile haul that takes more than 21 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Arizona to Washington ranges from a minimum of 977 miles and a minimum of 15 hours on the road from Kingman, AZ to Walla Walla, WA, and over 1,795 miles and a minimum of 28 hours on the road from Douglas, AZ to Port Angeles, WA. The shortest route from Arizona to Washington is along I-84, however there is a more westerly route that uses the US-95 N, passing through Goldfield, NV and Portland, OR.
Arizona is one of the “four corners” states and home to the Grand Canyon. It shares one point with Colorado and borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California. It also shares a 389-mile-long border with the country of Mexico. The southern part of the state is known for its desert climate, while the northern part has dense forests with variable weather. More than half of the state is made up of mountains, valleys and plateaus, with slightly over 12,500 feet between its highest and lowest points. The diverse climate and scenery draw an astounding number of people to the state each year, making tourism one of Arizona’s top industries. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is the most densely populated part of the state, and it is home to 65 percent of the state’s residents. Tucson and Flagstaff are also centers for Arizona freight and trucking.
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.
Arizona to Washington Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Arizona’s Industries are more industrial than agricultural, with manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Washington is more agricultural, with food processing and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailers and trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Arizona and Washington are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for flatbed freight shipments, as well.