Ohio to Alabama Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Columbus to Montgomery is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Columbus, OH to Montgomery, AL route is a 661 mile trip that takes a little over 17 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Ohio to Alabama ranges from a minimum of 388 miles and 6 hours from Cincinnati, OH to Huntsville, AL, to over 921 miles and a minimum of 14 hours on the road from Toledo, OH to Mobile, AL. The shortest route from Ohio to Alabama is along the I-65 S and I-71 S; however, there’s also a more northern route that just uses the I-65 S traveling through Greenwood, OH instead of Cincinnati, OH.
Almost Home of the Mighty Buckeyes, Ohio links the northeast to the midwest and contains some of the busiest trucking routes in the country. Ohio is within a one-day drive of 50 percent of US residents and 70 percent of North America’s manufacturing capacity. Bordered to the north by Lake Erie, an important cargo port area and to the south by the Ohio River, Ohio’s nearest neighbors are Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ontario, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Ohio’s climate ranges from mild to the south to cooler to the north, where severe lake effect snowstorms are not uncommon in the winter, making travel in the north treacherous during the worst parts of the winter. Major cities include Ohio’s capitol, Columbus, along with Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton and Akron.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
Ohio to Alabama Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Ohio is mainly industrial and Alabama is more agricultural, with manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Ohio and Alabama 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.