Illinois to West Virginia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Chicago to Huntington is a very heavily traveled route.
The Chicago, IL to Huntington, WV freight shipping lane is a 444 mile haul that takes more than 7 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Illinois to West Virginia ranges from a minimum of 320 miles and over 4 hours on the road from Grayville, IL to Kenova, WV, to over 810 miles and a minimum driving time of 13 hours on the road from East Dubuque, IL to Marlowe, WV. The shortest route from Illinois to West Virginia is along the I-65 S corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the US-30 E, traveling through Fort Wayne, IN and Columbus, OH.
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.
West Virginia is a state that lies on the Eastern side of the United States, the state was formed in 1861 after some unionist counties of northwestern Virginia decided to separate from Virginia to form a new state during the American Civil War. West Virginia was admitted to the union in 1863, during the war West Virginia remained a key border state, and was the only state to be formed by separating from a Confederate state. West Virginia lies in the Appalachian mountains, in fact it is the only state in the United States to lay completely within a mountain range, thus being referred to as the “Mountain State”. West Virginia is a popular place for tourism, from mountain ranges, caves, whitewater, and skiing, West Virginia draws a large part of its income from travelers.
West Virginia is one of the top coal producers in the United States, second only to Wyoming, coal fired power plants in the state create a surplus of electricity, leading the nation in interstate electricity exporting. West Virginia also sits on top of the Shale Natural Gas bed, which allows the state to produce 15% of the nations fossil fuel energy.
Illinois to West Virginia Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Illinois and West Virginia are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Illinois and West Virginia 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.