Ohio to Florida Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Columbus to Miami is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Columbus, OH to Miami, FL route is a 1,152 mile trip that takes a little over 17 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Ohio to Florida ranges from a minimum of 898 miles and 14 hours from Huntington, OH to Jacksonville, FL, to over 1,276 miles and a minimum of 20 hours on the road from Toledo, OH to Fort Lauderdale, FL. The shortest route from Ohio to Florida is along the I-77 S and I-95 S; however, there’s also a more western route that uses the I-75 S traveling through Atlanta, GA instead of Charlotte, NC.
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.
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 metropolitans 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.
Ohio to Florida Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Ohio is mainly industrial and Florida 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 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.