Pennsylvania to New York Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Philadelphia to Albany is a very heavily traveled route.
The Philadelphia, PA to Albany, NY freight shipping lane is a 232 mile haul that takes more than 4 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Pennsylvania to New York ranges from a minimum of 72 miles and over 1 hour from Easton, PA to New York City, NY, to over 645 miles and a minimum driving time of 11 hours on the road from New Freeport, PA to Coopersville, NY. The shortest route from Pennsylvania to New York is along I-87 N; however, there’s also a more western route that uses the I-287 N, passing through Ringoes, NJ.
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.
The ‘Empire State’ has an exceptional economic location for New York trucking companies, as it neighbors six states and a number of America’s most prosperous cities. It also shares a border with Canada’s economic centers: Toronto and Montreal. New York’s close proximity to major US cities has created a boom in the freight trucking industry, especially with routes to Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, with their strong automotive, heavy manufacturing, publishing, printing, biomedical, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. Within the state itself, the major routes for New York freight companies are between New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. New York’s geography and climate creates unique challenges in terms of shipping. It has varied terrain with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes—and a number of microclimates. The great variance in weather, between humid summers and bitterly cold winters, poses further challenges, as do New York’s strict commercial shipping regulations.
Pennsylvania to New York Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Pennsylvania and New York 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 New York 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.