Illinois to South Carolina freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; especially the route from Chicago to Florence being a very busy lane.
The Chicago, IL to Florence, SC route is a 879 mile haul that takes over 13 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Illinois to South Carolina ranges from a minimum of 536 miles and 8 hours from Marion, IL to Greenville, SC, and over 1,063 miles and a minimum of 17 hours on the road from Freeport, IL to Myrtle Beach, SC. The shortest route from Illinois to South Carolina along the I-65 S; but there is a more easterly route that uses the I-35 E heading through Charleston, WV instead of Louisville, KY.
Illinois extends from Chicago on the west coast of Lake Michigan deep into the rural Midwest. Illinois borders the Great Lakes and there is a lot of freight coming into the Chicago ports. While Illinois is large, the state is flat and easy to traverse. Chicago has a vast amount of industrial companies that have commercial freight shipping needs to all points of the country and into Canada as well. Illinois has cold, snowy winters that can slow down and delay trucking through the state.
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.
Illinois to South Carolina Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Illinois is mainly industrial and South Carolina is mainly agricultural, having many food processing and distribution centers we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailers, as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Illinois 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 that require lowboy or RGN trailers for freight transportation, as well.