Colorado to Alabama Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Colorado Springs to Birmingham is a very heavily traveled route.
The Colorado Springs, CO to Birmingham, AL route is a 1,266 mile haul that takes more than 19 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Colorado to Alabama ranges from a minimum of 985 miles and 15 hours from the Walsh, CO to Vina, AL, and over 1,742 miles and a minimum of 27 hours on the road from Elk Springs, CO to Cottonwood, AL. The shortest route from Colorado to Alabama is along I-70 E; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-65 S, passing through Columbia, MO and Nashville, TN.
Thanks in part to its high elevation, Colorado’s weather patterns are largely dictated by the terrain of mountains and valleys, as well as arid plains. Its climate is generally semi-arid, with an alpine climate in the high mountains. Extreme weather is not uncommon, with heavy hailstorms and thunderstorms. Wildfires have become an increasingly severe problem, thanks to prolonged high temperatures and droughts in the plains.
The I-70 cuts across Colorado from east to west. Colorado trucking companies frequently carry goods along this route internally, connecting Fort Collins to Pueblo via Denver and Boulder. Colorado freight companies traveling east to west on I-70 (or northwest on I-76) also travel through the state capital of Denver in transit between Utah and Kansas. Colorado is well served by a network of state roads cutting through forests and the Rocky Mountains.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
Colorado to Alabama Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Colorado and Alabama are mainly agricultural, with manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Colorado and Alabama 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.