Ohio to Colorado Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Columbus to Denver is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Columbus, OH to Denver, CO route is a 1,260 mile trip that takes a little over 18 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Ohio to Colorado ranges from a minimum of 1,057 miles and 15 hours from Toledo, OH to Julesburg, CO, to over 1,574 miles and a minimum of 23 hours on the road from Cleveland, OH to Grand Junction, CO. The shortest route from Ohio to Colorado is along the I-70 W; however, there’s also a more northern route that just uses the I-72 W traveling through Springfield, IL instead of St. Louis, MS.
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.
Thanks in part to its high elevation, Colorado’s weather patterns are largely dictated by the terrain of mountains and valleys, as well as arid plains. Its climate is generally semi-arid, with an alpine climate in the high mountains. Extreme weather is not uncommon, with heavy hailstorms and thunderstorms. Wildfires have become an increasingly severe problem, thanks to prolonged high temperatures and droughts in the plains.
The I-70 cuts across Colorado from east to west. Colorado trucking companies frequently carry goods along this route internally, connecting Fort Collins to Pueblo via Denver and Boulder. Colorado freight companies traveling east to west on I-70 (or northwest on I-76) also travel through the state capital of Denver in transit between Utah and Kansas. Colorado is well served by a network of state roads cutting through forests and the Rocky Mountains.
Ohio to Colorado Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Ohio is mainly industrial, and Colorado is mainly 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 Colorado 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.