Pennsylvania to Utah Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Philadelphia to Provo is a very heavily traveled route.
The Philadelphia, PA to Provo, UT freight shipping lane is a 2,158 mile haul that takes more than 32 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Pennsylvania to Utah ranges from a minimum of 1,734 miles and 26 hours from Wind Ridge, PA to Crescent Junction, UT, to over 2,348 miles and a minimum driving time of 35 hours on the road from Chester, PA to Hurricane, UT. The shortest route from Pennsylvania to Utah is along I-80 W; however, there’s also a more southern route that uses the I-70 W, passing through Denver, CO and Kansas City, KS.
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.
Almost all of Utah’s nearly three million inhabitants live among the valleys of the Wasatch Front. As a result, much of the state is largely uninhabited and unspoiled. To the west of the I-15, the landscape is broadly desert. To the south and east, the soft sandstone has been etched by wind and weather over time to form stunning natural sculptures. Dotted throughout the state are pine forests, valleys and basins.
The climate is semi-arid or desert, with moisture coming chiefly from Pacific Ocean storms or Gulf of California monsoons. Winter inversions are common, especially around the basins, causing haze and freezing fog. Tornados are unusual, but wildfires are increasingly common due to the high summer temperatures and dry climate.
Since Pennsylvania and Utah 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 Utah 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.