South Carolina to Washington Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Tacoma is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston to Tacoma shipping lane is a 2,990 mile haul that takes more than 43 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from South Carolina to Washington ranges from a minimum of 2,431 miles and 35 hours from Landrum, SC to Spokane Valley, WA, to over 3,003 miles and a minimum of 45 hours on the road from Port Royal, SC to Bellingham, WA. The shortest route from South Carolina to Washington is along the I-94 W & I-90 W corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses just the I-90 W, passing through Iowa City, IA and Champaign, IL.
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.
Washington State’s nickname, “The Evergreen State,” doesn’t do justice to the vast geography of this Pacific Northwestern state. Although lush rainforests do flourish in the central part of the state, glaciers, islands and fjords are part of the state’s Pacific Coast landscape, while the Cascade Mountain range is found in the drier, eastern area. Likewise, the rain that the Washington’s most populous city, Seattle, is known for is not typical of the whole state. A dry, semi-arid climate is found in the east, while the mountains are known for deep snows in the winter that make snow chains a November to April requirement for trucking and freight services operating in Washington State. Washington freight and shipping is concentrated in Seattle and along the coast, and Spokane is a smaller center for Washington freight and trucking.
South Carolina to Washington Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since South Carolina and Washington 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 Washington 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.