Georgia to Alabama Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Atlanta to Birmingham is a very heavily traveled route.
The Atlanta, GA to Birmingham, AL shipping lane is a 147 mile haul that takes more than 2 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Georgia to Alabama ranges from a minimum of 1.5 miles and a minimum of 6 minutes from Columbus, GA to Phenix City, AL, to over 442 miles and a minimum of 7 hours on the road from Dillard, GA to Mobile, AL. The shortest route from Georgia to Alabama is along the I-20 W corridor; however there is several routes traveling between the two neighboring states.
Georgia, the Peach State, is on the Atlantic Ocean in the southeastern corner of the country. Its major metropolitan area, Atlanta, is the economic center of the southeast. The Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the Appalachian Mountain system, make up the northern part of the state, and the southern part of the state is a coastal plain. Along with the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia’s borders include Florida to the south, South Carolina to the east, Alabama to the west, and Tennessee and North Carolina to the north. Georgia is generally hot and humid in the summer and mild in the winter. It can be in the path of tropical storms or hurricanes during hurricane season (June 1 to November 30), and is occasionally affected by snow or ice in the winter. Georgia freight and shipping is concentrated in Atlanta and to a lesser degree, Savannah.
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.
Georgia to Alabama Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Georgia is mainly an industrial state, and Alabama is mainly agricultural, 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 Georgia 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.