California to Pennsylvania Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Sacramento to Philadelphia is a very heavily traveled route.
The Sacramento, CA to Philadelphia, PA shipping lane is a 2,789 mile haul that takes more than 40 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from California to Pennsylvania ranges from a minimum of 2,126 miles and a minimum of 30 hours from Needles, CA to West Alexander, PA, to over 2,973 miles and a minimum of 45 hours on the road from Crescent City, CA to Milford, PA. The shortest route from California to Pennsylvania is along the I-80 E corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-40 E, traveling through Albuquerque, NM and 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.
Straddling three regions of the country—east coast, midwest and south—Pennsylvania borders New York and New Jersey to the north and east, Ohio and Lake Erie to the west and Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia to the south. Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city and Pittsburgh is a distant second; both cities are known as twentieth century industrial powerhouses and are charging into the twenty-first century with knowledge and service-based economies.
In addition to Lake Erie, the Delaware Estuary and Delaware River are important bodies of water in Pennsylvania. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Allegheny Plateau, Ridge and Valley to the Atlantic Coastal Plain through Piedmont and the Erie Plain, Pennsylvania has a varied landscape that supports farming, manufacturing, development and tourism.
California to Pennsylvania Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since California is mainly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, and Pennsylvania is mainly industrial, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. We also see a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both California and Pennsylvania 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.