Colorado to Pennsylvania Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Denver to Pittsburgh is a very heavily traveled route.
The Denver, CO to Pittsburgh, PA shipping lane is a 1,444 mile haul that takes more than 21 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Colorado to Pennsylvania ranges from a minimum of 1,237 miles and a minimum of 18 hours from Julesburg, CO to New Castle, PA, to over 2,062 miles and a minimum of 32 hours on the road from Cortez, CO to Milford, PA. The shortest route from Colorado to Pennsylvania is along the I-70 E corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-80 E, traveling through Lincoln, NE and Iowa City, IA.
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.
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.
Colorado to Pennsylvania Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Colorado is mainly agricultural, and Pennsylvania is mainly 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 Colorado 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.