Colorado to Washington Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Colorado Springs to Tacoma is a very heavily traveled route.
The Colorado Springs, CO to Tacoma, WA route is a 1,398 mile haul that takes more than 21 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Colorado to Washington ranges from 871 miles and 14 hours from Grand Junction, CO to Walla Walla, WA, and over 1,513 miles and a minimum of 23 hours on the road from Pueblo, CO to Bellingham, WA. The shortest route from Colorado to Washington is along I-84; however, there’s also a more northerly route that also uses the I-80 W, traveling Rock Springs, Wyoming before dropping down into Colorado..
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.
Washington State’s nickname, “The Evergreen State,” doesn’t do justice to the vast geography of this Pacific Northwestern state. Although lush rainforests do flourish in the central part of the state, glaciers, islands and fjords are part of the state’s Pacific Coast landscape, while the Cascade Mountain range is found in the drier, eastern area. Likewise, the rain that the Washington’s most populous city, Seattle, is known for is not typical of the whole state. A dry, semi-arid climate is found in the east, while the mountains are known for deep snows in the winter that make snow chains a November to April requirement for trucking and freight services operating in Washington State. Washington freight and shipping is concentrated in Seattle and along the coast, and Spokane is a smaller center for Washington freight and trucking.
Colorado to Washington Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Colorado and Washington are both mainly agricultural, and Industrial with manufacturing plants, food processing, and food distribution centers, 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 Washington 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.