Kansas to West Virginia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Wichita to Huntington is a very heavily traveled route.
The Wichita, KS to Huntington, WV freight shipping lane is a 895 mile haul that takes more than 13 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Kansas to West Virginia ranges from a minimum of 697 miles and over 10 hours on the road from Kansas City, KS to Kenova, WV, to over 1,473 miles and a minimum driving time of 23 hours on the road from Elkhart, KS to Harpers Ferry, WV. The shortest route from Kansas to West Virginia is along the I-70 E corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the US-60 E, traveling through Springfield, MO and Elizabethtown, KY.
Kansas’ reputation as America’s heartland is well deserved. Equidistant from both the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous United States is located in Smith County, Kansas, near the city of Lebanon. Home to legendary Old West cow town Dodge City and part of the historic Santa Fe Trail, Kansas is bordered by Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri and shares with Missouri its most populous area—the Kansas part of Kansas City, which straddles the state line.
The manufacturing sector is responsible for much of Kansas’ industry, with the aerospace industry making up the majority of the state’s manufacturing jobs. Spirit Aero systems and Cessna are two of the best-known aerospace manufacturers in the state. Other well-known industrial names that call Kansas home include Sprint-Nextel, General Motors and Garmin. Oil and natural gas are other major industries in Kansas; the state ranks 8th in the nation for production of both resources.
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.
Kansas to West Virginia Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Kansas is an agricultural state, and West Virginia is 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 Kansas 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.