Texas to South Carolina Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Austin to Columbia is a very heavily traveled route.
The Austin, TX to Columbia, SC shipping lane is a 1,162 mile haul that takes more than 16 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Texas to South Carolina ranges from a minimum of 828 miles and 12 hours from Orange, TX to North Augusta, SC, to over 1,791 miles and a minimum of 25 hours on the road from Fort Bliss, TX to Little River, SC. The shortest route from Texas to South Carolina is along the I-10 E corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-20 E, passing through Jackson, MS instead of Lafayette, LA.
No other state moves materials like Texas. Not only is Texas geographically the largest state in the continental United States, it also draws the most revenue from exports. Most of its major industries are in the natural resources, agricultural, and manufacturing sectors, which means that freight never stops flowing. We hear that Texas even takes cargo into orbit every once in a while. Texas spans seven major geographic regions ranging from sun-blasted deserts and hill country to semitropical coastal plains. Cities like Austin, Houston and Dallas dominate the state’s economy and consistently attract new businesses. Due to its size, shipping across the state is a taxing job, but Freight Rate Central’s trucking and freight team are more than up to the task. No matter the size of your order, we can move your cargo through Texas quickly and professionally.
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.
Texas to South Carolina Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Texas is mainly industrial and South Carolina is largely agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Texas and South Carolina 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.