South Carolina to Illinois Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Springfield is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, SC to Springfield, IL shipping lane is a 921 mile haul that takes more than 14 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from South Carolina to Illinois ranges from a minimum of 540 miles and 8 hours from Spartanburg, SC to Harrisburg, IL, to over 1,002 miles and a minimum of 15 hours on the road from Charleston, SC to Rockford, IL. The shortest route from South Carolina to Illinois is along the I-26 W corridor; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-40 W, passing through Marion, IL and Clarksville, 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.
Illinois extends from Chicago on the west coast of Lake Michigan deep into the rural Midwest. Illinois borders the Great Lakes and there is a lot of freight coming into the Chicago ports. While Illinois is large, the state is flat and easy to traverse. Chicago has a vast amount of industrial companies that have commercial freight shipping needs to all points of the country and into Canada as well. Illinois has cold, snowy winters that can slow down and delay trucking through the state.
South Carolina to Illinois Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since South Carolina is largely agricultural, and Illinois is mainly 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 Kansas 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.