New York to Washington Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; New York City to Seattle is a very heavily traveled route.
The New York City to Seattle shipping lane is a 2,852 mile haul that takes more than 42 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from New York to Washington ranges from a minimum of 2,274 miles and 33 hours from Jamestown, NY to Spokane, WA, to over 2,990 miles and a minimum of 44 hours on the road from Albany, NY to Ocean City, WA. The shortest route from New York to Washington is along the I-94 W & I-90 W corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses just I-90 W, passing through South Dakota instead of North Dakota.
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.
Washington State’s nickname, “The Evergreen State,” doesn’t do justice to the vast geography of this Pacific Northwestern state. Although lush rainforests do flourish in the central part of the state, glaciers, islands and fjords are part of the state’s Pacific Coast landscape, while the Cascade Mountain range is found in the drier, eastern area. Likewise, the rain that the Washington’s most populous city, Seattle, is known for is not typical of the whole state. A dry, semi-arid climate is found in the east, while the mountains are known for deep snows in the winter that make snow chains a November to April requirement for trucking and freight services operating in Washington State. Washington freight and shipping is concentrated in Seattle and along the coast, and Spokane is a smaller center for Washington freight and trucking.
New York to Washington Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since New York is mainly industrial and Washington 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 Washington 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.