South Carolina to New Jersey Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Trenton is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, SC to Trenton, NJ shipping lane is a 700 mile haul that takes more than 11 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from South Carolina to New Jersey ranges from a minimum of 562 miles and 9 hours from Fort Mill, SC to Cherry Hill, NJ, to over 798 miles and a minimum of 12 hours on the road from Port Royal, SC to Westwood, NJ. The shortest route from South Carolina to New Jersey is along the I-95 N corridor; however, there’s also a more westerly route that uses the I-77 N, passing through Charlotte, NC.
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.
New Jersey’s state motto, “liberty and prosperity,” describes this second-wealthiest of the 50 US states well. The Garden State’s warm, humid summers, temperate spring and fall seasons and snowy winters help foster the rural agricultural areas that lie between metropolitan New York City to the north, Philadelphia to the south and the famous Jersey Shore along the Atlantic Ocean to the east. New Jersey’s largest cities are Newark, Jersey City and Patterson. State capitol Trenton’s motto, “Trenton makes, the world takes,” sums up New Jersey’s welcoming attitude toward commerce.
South Carolina to New Jersey Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since South Carolina is largely agricultural, and New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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.