Ohio to New York Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Columbus to New York City is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Columbus, OH to New York City, NY route is a 536 mile trip that takes a little over 9 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Ohio to New York ranges from a minimum of 435 miles and 7 hours from Martins Ferry, OH to Brooklyn, NY, to over 801 miles and a minimum of 13 hours on the road from Cincinnati, OH to Plattsburgh, NY. The shortest route from Ohio to New York is along the I-70 E and I-76 E; however, there’s also a more northern route that just uses the I-80 E traveling through Akron, 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.
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.
Ohio to New York Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Ohio and New York are mainly industrial, 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 New York 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.