Georgia to South Carolina Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Augusta to Columbia is a very heavily traveled route.
The Augusta, GA to Columbia, SC shipping lane is a 76 mile haul that takes just over an hour of driving to complete. Shipping from Georgia to South Carolina ranges from a minimum of 31 miles and 40 minutes from Evans, GA to Jackson, SC, to over 489 miles and a minimum of 9 hours on the road from Bainbridge, GA to Myrtle Beach, SC. The shortest route from Georgia to South Carolina can be accessed over several highways since Georgia and South Carolina are neighboring states, the most prominent highway being the I-20 E connecting two of the states largest cities.
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 heart of the Old South, South Carolina is amazingly diverse for a state that ranks 40th in size in the US. The Blue Ridge Mountains delineate South Carolina’s northwest boundaries with North Carolina and Georgia. The Piedmont region is rolling hills, the aptly named Sand hills region is in the central part of the state, and the Outer and Inner Coastal Plains sweep to the Atlantic Ocean. South Carolina’s state capital, Columbia, is its largest city, with coastal Charleston coming in second. South Carolina’s diversity extends to the state’s climate. Summers are uniformly hot, but its coastal areas have mild winters, while the inland and upland areas of South Carolina see cooler winters with freezing rain and occasional snow. Freezing rain can make conditions hazardous for travel in the winter; bridges in the state are often marked “bridges freeze before roadways” for this reason. Tropical storms and spring rains are also common, although the state sees less hurricane and cyclone conditions than nearby North Carolina.
Georgia to South Carolina Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Georgia and South Carolina are largely agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Georgia and South Carolina 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.