Ohio to Pennsylvania Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Columbus to Pittsburgh is a very heavily traveled route.
The Columbus, OH to Pittsburgh, PA shipping lane is a 185 mile haul that takes more than 3 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Ohio to Pennsylvania ranges from a minimum of 19 miles and a minimum of 30 minutes on the road from Youngstown, OH to New Castle, PA, to over 619 miles and a minimum of 10 hours on the road from Cincinnati, OH to Halstead, PA. The shortest route from Ohio to Pennsylvania is along the I-70 E corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-376 E, traveling through Bloomingdale, WV.
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
Straddling three regions of the country—east coast, midwest and south—Pennsylvania borders New York and New Jersey to the north and east, Ohio and Lake Erie to the west and Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia to the south. Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city and Pittsburgh is a distant second; both cities are known as twentieth century industrial powerhouses and are charging into the twenty-first century with knowledge and service-based economies.
In addition to Lake Erie, the Delaware Estuary and Delaware River are important bodies of water in Pennsylvania. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Allegheny Plateau, Ridge and Valley to the Atlantic Coastal Plain through Piedmont and the Erie Plain, Pennsylvania has a varied landscape that supports farming, manufacturing, development and tourism.
Ohio to Pennsylvania Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Ohio and Pennsylvania are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. We also see a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Ohio and Pennsylvania 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.