California to Utah Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Sacramento to Provo is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Sacramento, CA to Provo, UT shipping lane is a 692 mile haul that takes more than 10 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from California to Utah ranges from a minimum of 326 miles and 5 hours from Barstow, CA to Cedar City, UT, to over 923 miles and a minimum of 14 hours on the road from Redding, CA to Crescent Junction, UT. The shortest route from California to Utah is along I-15 N through Las Vegas, NV; however, there are a few other smaller highways to use crossing a short distance through Nevada before hitting Utah.
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.
Almost all of Utah’s nearly three million inhabitants live among the valleys of the Wasatch Front. As a result, much of the state is largely uninhabited and unspoiled. To the west of the I-15, the landscape is broadly desert. To the south and east, the soft sandstone has been etched by wind and weather over time to form stunning natural sculptures. Dotted throughout the state are pine forests, valleys and basins.
The climate is semi-arid or desert, with moisture coming chiefly from Pacific Ocean storms or Gulf of California monsoons. Winter inversions are common, especially around the basins, causing haze and freezing fog. Tornados are unusual, but wildfires are increasingly common due to the high summer temperatures and dry climate.
California to Utah 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, and Utah is mainly industrial, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Heavy Hauling Trucking services are also common from California to Utah. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers 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.