South Carolina to New York Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Buffalo is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston to Buffalo shipping lane is a 862 mile haul that takes more than 13 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from South Carolina to New York ranges from a minimum of 597 miles and 10 hours from Dillon, SC to New York City, NY, to over 901 miles and a minimum of 14 hours on the road from Ridgeland, SC to Burlington, NY. The shortest route from South Carolina to New York is along the I-77 N corridor; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses just I-95 N, passing through Richmond, VA and Rockville, MD.
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.
The ‘Empire State’ has an exceptional economic location for New York trucking companies, as it neighbors six states and a number of America’s most prosperous cities. It also shares a border with Canada’s economic centers: Toronto and Montreal. New York’s close proximity to major US cities has created a boom in the freight trucking industry, especially with routes to Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, with their strong automotive, heavy manufacturing, publishing, printing, biomedical, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. Within the state itself, the major routes for New York freight companies are between New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. New York’s geography and climate creates unique challenges in terms of shipping. It has varied terrain with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes—and a number of microclimates. The great variance in weather, between humid summers and bitterly cold winters, poses further challenges, as do New York’s strict commercial shipping regulations.
South Carolina to New York Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since South Carolina is largely agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. New York is mainly industrial with a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Washington and New York 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.