Montana to South Carolina Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Billings to Columbia is a very heavily traveled route.
The Billings, MT to Columbia, SC shipping lane is a 2,010 mile haul that takes more than 29 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Montana to South Carolina ranges from a minimum of 1,734 miles and 25 hours from Broadus, MT to Landrum, SC, to over 2,642 miles and a minimum of 39 hours on the road from Troy, MT to Charleston, SC. The shortest route from Montana to South Carolina is along the I-90 E corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-94 E, passing through Bismarck, ND instead of Columbia, MO.
Named after the Spanish for “mountainous country,” Montana contains numerous mountain ranges, many of which form part of the Rocky Mountains in the west of the state. Its unofficial nickname, Big Sky Country, refers to the huge expanses of flat open plains in the eastern part of Montana, which provide fertile ground for agriculture and ranching and cover 60% of the state’s territory.
The major cities of Montana include Missoula to the east, Billings in the south and Great Falls. State capital Helena, Butte and Bozeman are also major population centers. Thanks to its size, geography and the Continental Divide, the weather in Montana can vary dramatically. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the US was in Montana (-70ºF) and the valleys and mountains can attract fog that is difficult for even experienced Montana trucking companies to navigate.
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.
Montana to South Carolina Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Montana and South Carolina are largely agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Montana 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.