Georgia to New York Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Atlanta to New York City is a very heavily traveled route.
The Atlanta, GA to Albany, NY route is a 1,004 mile haul that takes more than 14 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Georgia to New York ranges from 814 miles and 12 hours from Athens, GA area to the New York City, NY area, and over 1,199 miles and a minimum of 18 hours on the road from Macon, GA to Plattsburgh, NY. The shortest route from Georgia to New York is along I-95 N; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-81 N, passing through Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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.
The ‘Empire State’ has an exceptional economic location for New York trucking companies, as it neighbors six states and a number of America’s most prosperous cities. It also shares a border with Canada’s economic centers: Toronto and Montreal. New York’s close proximity to major US cities has created a boom in the freight trucking industry, especially with routes to Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, with their strong automotive, heavy manufacturing, publishing, printing, biomedical, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. Within the state itself, the major routes for New York freight companies are between New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. New York’s geography and climate creates unique challenges in terms of shipping. It has varied terrain with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes—and a number of microclimates. The great variance in weather, between humid summers and bitterly cold winters, poses further challenges, as do New York’s strict commercial shipping regulations.
Georgia to New York Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Georgia and New York Industries are more industrial than 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 Atlanta, Georgia and NYC, NY 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.