Pennsylvania to Arizona Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Philadelphia to Birmingham is a very heavily traveled route.
The Philadelphia, PA to Birmingham, AL freight shipping lane is a 881 mile haul that takes more than 13 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Pennsylvania to Alabama ranges from a minimum of 580 miles and 9 hours from Waynesburg, PA to Higdon, AL, to over 1,219 miles and a minimum driving time of 18 hours on the road from New Milford, PA to Irvington, AL. The shortest route from Pennsylvania to Alabama is along I-81 S; however, there’s also a more northern route that uses the I-75 S, passing through Huntington, WV and Richmond, KY.
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.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
Since Pennsylvania is mainly industrial, and Alabama is mainly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, trucking rates will vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. 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 Pennsylvania and Alabama 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.