South Carolina to Arizona Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Phoenix is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, SC to Phoenix, AZ shipping lane is a 2,144 mile haul that takes more than 31 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from South Carolina to Arizona ranges from a minimum of 1,728 miles and 25 hours from Fair Play, SC to Bowie, AZ, to over 2,198 miles and a minimum of 31 hours on the road from Dillon, SC to Yucca, AZ. The shortest route from South Carolina to Arizona is along the I-20 W corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-40 W, passing through Oklahoma City, OK and Memphis, TN.
The heart of the Old South, South Carolina is amazingly diverse for a state that ranks 40th in size in the US. The Blue Ridge Mountains delineate South Carolina’s northwest boundaries with North Carolina and Georgia. The Piedmont region is rolling hills, the aptly named Sand hills region is in the central part of the state, and the Outer and Inner Coastal Plains sweep to the Atlantic Ocean. South Carolina’s state capital, Columbia, is its largest city, with coastal Charleston coming in second. South Carolina’s diversity extends to the state’s climate. Summers are uniformly hot, but its coastal areas have mild winters, while the inland and upland areas of South Carolina see cooler winters with freezing rain and occasional snow. Freezing rain can make conditions hazardous for travel in the winter; bridges in the state are often marked “bridges freeze before roadways” for this reason. Tropical storms and spring rains are also common, although the state sees less hurricane and cyclone conditions than nearby North Carolina.
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.
South Carolina to Arizona Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since South Carolina is largely agricultural, and Arizona is mostly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. We also see a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both South Carolina 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.