Pennsylvania to Colorado Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Philadelphia to Colorado Springs is a very heavily traveled route.
The Philadelphia, PA to Colorado Springs, CO freight shipping lane is a 1,711 mile haul that takes more than 26 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Pennsylvania to Colorado ranges from a minimum of 1,257 miles and 19 hours from Hermitage, PA to Crook, CO, to over 2,005 miles and a minimum driving time of 31 hours on the road from Dingmans Ferry, PA to Durango, CO. The shortest route from Pennsylvania to Colorado is along I-70 W; however, there’s also a more northern route that uses the I-80 W, passing through Omaha, NE and Des Moines, IA.
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.
Thanks in part to its high elevation, Colorado’s weather patterns are largely dictated by the terrain of mountains and valleys, as well as arid plains. Its climate is generally semi-arid, with an alpine climate in the high mountains. Extreme weather is not uncommon, with heavy hailstorms and thunderstorms. Wildfires have become an increasingly severe problem, thanks to prolonged high temperatures and droughts in the plains.
The I-70 cuts across Colorado from east to west. Colorado trucking companies frequently carry goods along this route internally, connecting Fort Collins to Pueblo via Denver and Boulder. Colorado freight companies traveling east to west on I-70 (or northwest on I-76) also travel through the state capital of Denver in transit between Utah and Kansas. Colorado is well served by a network of state roads cutting through forests and the Rocky Mountains.
Since Pennsylvania is mainly industrial, and Colorado 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 Colorado 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.