Pennsylvania to Arizona Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Philadelphia to Flagstaff is a very heavily traveled route.
The Philadelphia, PA to Flagstaff, AZ freight shipping lane is a 2,246 mile haul that takes more than 34 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Pennsylvania to Arizona ranges from a minimum of 1,798 miles and 27 hours from Claysville, PA to Springerville, AZ, to over 2,592 miles and a minimum driving time of 38 hours on the road from Matamoras, PA to Somerton, AZ. The shortest route from Pennsylvania to Utah is along I-70 W; however, there’s also a more southern route that uses the I-40 W, passing through Nashville, TN and Baltimore, MD .
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.
Arizona is one of the “four corners” states and home to the Grand Canyon. It shares one point with Colorado and borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California. It also shares a 389-mile-long border with the country of Mexico. The southern part of the state is known for its desert climate, while the northern part has dense forests with variable weather. More than half of the state is made up of mountains, valleys and plateaus, with slightly over 12,500 feet between its highest and lowest points. The diverse climate and scenery draw an astounding number of people to the state each year, making tourism one of Arizona’s top industries. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is the most densely populated part of the state, and it is home to 65 percent of the state’s residents. Tucson and Flagstaff are also centers for Arizona freight and trucking.
Since Pennsylvania and Arizona are mainly industrial, 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 Arizona 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.