California to New York Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Los Angeles to New York City is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Los Angeles, CA to New York City, NY shipping lane is a 2,797 mile haul that takes more than 40 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from California to New York ranges from a minimum of 2,277 miles and 33 hours from Blythe, CA to Ripley, NY to over 3,079 miles and a minimum of 46 hours on the road from Crescent City, CA to Plattsburgh, NY. The shortest route from California to New York is along I-80 E through Omaha, NB; however, there’s also a more southern route that uses I-40 E passing through Tulsa, OK.
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.
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.
California to New York Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since California is largely agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, and with New York being mostly industrial we see flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Heavy Hauling Trucking services are also common from LA to Detroit. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both California 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.