South Carolina to Ohio Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Columbus is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, SC to Columbus, OH shipping lane is a 632 mile haul that takes more than 10 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from South Carolina to Ohio ranges from a minimum of 357 miles and 6 hours from Fort Mill, SC to Burlingham, OH, to over 787 miles and a minimum of 12 hours on the road from Johns Island, SC to Toledo, OH. The shortest distance between South Carolina to Ohio is along the I-77 N; however there is also a more westerly route that uses the I-75 N traveling through Knoxville, TN and Lexington, KY.
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.
Almost Home of the Mighty Buckeyes, Ohio links the northeast to the midwest and contains some of the busiest trucking routes in the country. Ohio is within a one-day drive of 50 percent of US residents and 70 percent of North America’s manufacturing capacity. Bordered to the north by Lake Erie, an important cargo port area and to the south by the Ohio River, Ohio’s nearest neighbors are Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ontario, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Ohio’s climate ranges from mild to the south to cooler to the north, where severe lake effect snowstorms are not uncommon in the winter, making travel in the north treacherous during the worst parts of the winter. Major cities include Ohio’s capitol, Columbus, along with Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton and Akron.
South Carolina to Ohio Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since South Carolina is largely agricultural, and Ohio 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 Ohio 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.