South Carolina to Florida Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Miami is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, SC to Miami, FL shipping lane is a 584 mile haul that takes more than 8 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from South Carolina to Florida ranges from a minimum of 139 miles and 2 hours from Hardeeville, SC to Fernandina Beach, FL, to over 691 miles and a minimum of 10 hours on the road from Riverview, SC to Fort Lauderdale, FL. The shortest route from South Carolina to Florida is along the I-95 S corridor; however, there’s also a more westerly route that uses the Florida Turnpike, passing through Augusta, GA and Greenwood, SC.
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.
Florida is a state that has an incredibly long coastline with many islands and peninsulas. Most of the state has a sub-tropical climate, with temperatures that often top 100° F in the summer. Most major shipping and trucking delays in Florida are related to hurricanes and tropical storms, which regularly affect various part of the state, especially on the east coast. Look out for hurricanes and tropical storms from June through November. Florida’s largest cities, all with populations of over a million in their metropolitan areas, are Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. However, Florida has many medium-sized cities and industrial areas along its coasts; shipping tends to be distributed over a large area in Florida.
South Carolina to Florida Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since South Carolina and Florida are largely agricultural, 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 Florida 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.