California to Virginia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Los Angeles to Arlington is a very heavily traveled route.
The Los Angeles, CA to Arlington, VA shipping lane is a 2,664 mile trip that takes more than 39 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from California to Virginia ranges from a minimum of 2,070 miles and over 31 hours on the road from Baker, CA to Wheeler, VA, to over 3,086 miles and a minimum of 47 hours on the road from Smith River, CA to Virginia Beach, VA. The shortest route from California to Virginia is along the I-40 E; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-70 E, passing through Denver, CO instead of Amarillo, TX.
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.
Virginia sits on the Atlantic Coast of the United States and is commonly referred to as “The Old Dominion”, which was named for being one of the oldest overseas dominions of the King and Queen of England. With agriculture occupying over 30% of the land in Virginia, a large part of the states income comes from soy, hay, peanuts, and tomatoes being the most profitable crop in the state, at one time tobacco used to be the number one grown crop in the state, while no longer the case the state is still the fifth- largest producer of tobacco in the nation.
Virginia’s main industry is the technology sector, with the computer chip being the highest grossing export since 2006 and the fourth-highest number of technology workers in the United States, only California, New York, and Texas remain higher, technology quickly took over as the states main export while surpassing the state’s traditional top exports of tobacco and coal combined. To coincide with Virginia’s position in the technology industry, The Pentagon, which is located in Arlington, is the headquarters of the Department of Defense, while the Central Intelligence Agency in located in Langley, Virginia. Virginian is also home to several other government agencies, the United States Geological Survey, the National Science Foundation, and The United Sates Patent and Trademark Office, with all of these agencies and roughly 12% of all U.S. federal procurement money being spent in the state, providing over 900,000 jobs throughout the state and government contracts.
California to Virginia Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since California is mainly agricultural, and Virginia is mostly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, 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 Virginia 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.