Ohio to Washington Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Columbus to Seattle is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Columbus, OH to Seattle, WA route is a 2,424 mile trip that takes a little over 36 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Ohio to Washington ranges from a minimum of 2,057 miles and 31 hours from Dayton, OH to Spokane, WA, to over 2,488 miles and a minimum of 37 hours on the road from Cleveland, OH to Bellingham, WA. The shortest route from Ohio to Washington is along the I-94 W and I-90 W; however, there’s also a more southern route that just uses the I-90 W traveling through Cedar Rapids, IA instead of Minneapolis, MN.
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.
Washington State’s nickname, “The Evergreen State,” doesn’t do justice to the vast geography of this Pacific Northwestern state. Although lush rainforests do flourish in the central part of the state, glaciers, islands and fjords are part of the state’s Pacific Coast landscape, while the Cascade Mountain range is found in the drier, eastern area. Likewise, the rain that the Washington’s most populous city, Seattle, is known for is not typical of the whole state. A dry, semi-arid climate is found in the east, while the mountains are known for deep snows in the winter that make snow chains a November to April requirement for trucking and freight services operating in Washington State. Washington freight and shipping is concentrated in Seattle and along the coast, and Spokane is a smaller center for Washington freight and trucking.
Ohio to Washington Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Ohio is mainly industrial and Washington being 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 Washington 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.