New York to Florida Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; New York City to Miami is a very heavily traveled route.
The New York City to Miami shipping lane is a 1,279 mile haul that takes more than 19 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from New York to Florida ranges from a minimum of 1,332 miles and 20 hours from Albany, NY to Pensacola, Fl over 1,777 miles and a minimum of 19 hours on the road from Miami to New York City, NY to Miami, Fl. The shortest route from New York City to Florida is along the I-95N corridor; however, there’s also a more westerly route that uses I-26W and I-77N, passing through Harrisburg, PA rather than Baltimore, MD.
The ‘Empire State’ has an exceptional economic location for New York trucking companies, as it neighbors six states and a number of America’s most prosperous cities. It also shares a border with Canada’s economic centers: Toronto and Montreal. New York’s close proximity to major US cities has created a boom in the freight trucking industry, especially with routes to Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, with their strong automotive, heavy manufacturing, publishing, printing, biomedical, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. Within the state itself, the major routes for New York freight companies are between New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. New York’s geography and climate creates unique challenges in terms of shipping. It has varied terrain with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes—and a number of microclimates. The great variance in weather, between humid summers and bitterly cold winters, poses further challenges, as do New York’s strict commercial shipping regulations.
Florida is a state that has an incredibly long coastline with many islands and peninsulas. Most of the state has a sub-tropical climate, with temperatures that often top 100° F in the summer. Most major shipping and trucking delays in Florida are related to hurricanes and tropical storms, which regularly affect various part of the state, especially on the east coast. Look out for hurricanes and tropical storms from June through November. Florida’s largest cities, all with populations of over a million in their metropolitan areas, are Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. However, Florida has many medium-sized cities and industrial areas along its coasts; shipping tends to be distributed over a large area in Florida.
New York to Florida Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since New York is mainly industrial and Florida is 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 New York and Florida 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.