California to Georgia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; San Francisco to Atlanta is a very heavily traveled route..
The San Francisco to Atlanta route is a 2,473 mile haul that takes more than 36 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from California to Georgia ranges from a minimum of 1,870 miles and 27 hours from Needles, CA to Tallapoosa, GA, to over 2,889 miles and a minimum of 42 hours on the road from Redding, CA to Brunswick, GA. The shortest route from Georgia to California is along the I-40 E through Memphis, TN; however, there’s also a more southern route that uses the I-20 E passing through Louisiana and Florida.
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.
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.
California to Georgia Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since California and Georgia are both mainly agricultural, with manufacturing plants, food processing, and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Since both states are also industrial, our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both California and Georgia are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for flatbed and heavy haul freight, as well.