Louisiana to West Virginia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Baton Rogue to Huntington is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baton Rogue, LA to Huntington, WV freight shipping lane is a 929 mile haul that takes more than 13 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Louisiana to West Virginia ranges from a minimum of 741 miles and over 12 hours on the road from Kilbourne, LA to Williamson, WV, to over 1,260 miles and a minimum driving time of 19 hours on the road from Vinton, LA to Marlowe, WV. The shortest route from Louisiana to West Virginia is along the I-59 N corridor; however there is a more easterly route that uses the I-75 N, traveling through Fort Payne, AL and Knoxville, TN.
Home to alligators and Mardi Gras, oil refineries and shrimp boats, Louisiana is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east, Texas to the West, Arkansas to the North and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The state’s capital city is Baton Rouge, but the cultural capital of Louisiana is without a doubt New Orleans, where the state’s French and Spanish heritage are always on display. The most tropical of all the contiguous US states, Louisiana is known for its short winters and long sultry summers, and for the hurricanes and tropical storms that sometimes sweep the Gulf Coast and flood the state’s swampy lowlands.
Louisiana’s economy is based upon the state’s abundant natural and agricultural resources, whether for products they produce or for the tourism these resources generate. Important agricultural products include seafood—Louisiana supplies 90 percent of the world’s crawfish—cotton, soybeans, sugarcane and rice. Other agricultural products include cattle, poultry and dairy products. The state’s oil and coal products are also key to industry, as are chemical products, paper products and processed food.
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.
Louisiana to West Virginia Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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.