Ohio to West Virginia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Columbus to Huntington is a very heavily traveled route.
The Columbus, OH to Huntington, WV freight shipping lane is a 134 mile haul that takes more than 2 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Ohio to West Virginia ranges from a minimum of 11 miles and just a few minutes on the road from Portland, OH to Silverton, WV, to over 438 miles and a minimum driving time of 8 hours on the road from Ainger, OH to Bluefield, WV. The shortest route from Ohio to West Virginia is along the US-23 S corridor; however there is a more easterly route that uses the US-33 E, traveling through Henderson, WV and Athens, OH.
Almost Home of the Mighty Buckeyes, Ohio links the northeast to the mid west 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.
West Virginia is a state that lies on the Eastern side of the United States, the state was formed in 1861 after some unionist counties of northwestern Virginia decided to separate from Virginia to form a new state during the American Civil War. West Virginia was admitted to the union in 1863, during the war West Virginia remained a key border state, and was the only state to be formed by separating from a Confederate state. West Virginia lies in the Appalachian mountains, in fact it is the only state in the United States to lay completely within a mountain range, thus being referred to as the “Mountain State”. West Virginia is a popular place for tourism, from mountain ranges, caves, whitewater, and skiing, West Virginia draws a large part of its income from travelers.
West Virginia is one of the top coal producers in the United States, second only to Wyoming, coal fired power plants in the state create a surplus of electricity, leading the nation in interstate electricity exporting. West Virginia also sits on top of the Shale Natural Gas bed, which allows the state to produce 15% of the nations fossil fuel energy.
Ohio to West Virginia Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Ohio and West Virginia are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Ohio and West Virginia 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.