California to Arizona Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Los Angeles to Phoenix is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Sacramento to Phoenix shipping lane is a 756 mile haul that takes more than 11 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from California to Arizona ranges from a minimum of 373 miles and 6 hours from Los Angeles, CA to Phoenix, AZ to over 1,032 miles and a minimum of 15 hours on the road from Redding, CA to Tucson, AZ. The shortest route from California to Arizona is along I-10 E heading towards Phoenix, AZ; since California and Arizona are bordering states, travel between the two is relatively short.
California is a large, densely populated state, especially along the Pacific Coast where the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas link northern, central and southern California. For the most part, California has a pleasant and mild climate. It’s hotter and drier in the south, and the north is colder in the winter and wetter in the summer. With mountains in the east and hills in the west, along the coast, it’s is a beautiful state to drive through, but it can be demanding for California truckers. Many truckers would say that California’s greatest challenges lie in its diesel regulations and traffic congestion.
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.
California to Arizona Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since California is largely agricultural, and Arizona is largely industrial, along with a great number of distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, dry van trucks and even flatbed trucking. Heavy Hauling Trucking services are also common from LA to Phoenix. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both California and Arizona 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.