Florida to California Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Miami to Los Angeles is a very heavily traveled route..
The Miami to Los Angeles route is a 2,800 mile haul that takes more than 40 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Florida to California ranges from a minimum of 2,000 miles and 30 hours from Pensacola to Palm Springs to over 3,000 miles and a minimum of 46 hours on the road from Miami to the Bay Area. The shortest route from Florida to California is along the I-10; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-20 and I-40, passing through Dallas rather than Houston.
Florida is a state that has an incredibly long coastline with many islands and peninsulas. Most of the state has a sub-tropical climate, with temperatures that often top 100° F in the summer. Most major shipping and trucking delays in Florida are related to hurricanes and tropical storms, which regularly affect various part of the state, especially on the east coast. Look out for hurricanes and tropical storms from June through November. Florida’s largest cities, all with populations of over a million in their metropolitans areas, are Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. However, Florida has many medium-sized cities and industrial areas along its coasts; shipping tends to be distributed over a large area in Florida.
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.
Florida to California Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since California and Florida are both agricultural, food processing and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both California and Florida are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for flatbed freight, as well.