Indiana to South Carolina Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Indianapolis to Columbia is a very heavily traveled route.
The Indianapolis, IN to Columbia, SC shipping lane is a 621 mile trip that takes more than 9 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Indiana to South Carolina ranges from a minimum of 403 miles and over 6 hours on the road from Jeffersonville, IN to Campobello, SC, to over 919 miles and a minimum of 13 hours on the road from Hammond, IN to Bluffton, SC. The shortest route from Indiana to South Carolina is along the I-75 S; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-26 E, passing through Kingsport, TN instead of Williamsburg, KY.
Indiana is a state on the mid-eastern side of the United States bordering Lake Michigan. Indiana is a state that operates on the industrial side of the economy, in fact, a large percentage of the states workforce has employment in the manufacturing section, making Indiana the leader for manufacturing employment in the United States. Indiana’s leading exports are heavy in the automotive industry with motor vehicles and auto parts, but also includes industrial and electrical equipment, pharmaceutical products, and medical equipment. Indiana also operates in the agricultural sector being the fifth largest producer of corn in the united states. Indiana’s main north-to-south artery is I-65, which runs from the southern end of the state from Kentucky, and continuing north through Indianapolis until it reaches the northern end the state, where it connects to the I-94 and I-90 where it continues into Michigan and Illinois. Also connecting Illinois to Ohio is the I-74 which runs from the eastern end of Indiana to the western end of 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.
Indiana to South Carolina Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Indiana is mostly industrial, and South Carolina 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 Indiana 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.