Alabama to Arizona Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Birmingham to Phoenix is a very heavily traveled route.
The Birmingham to Phoenix route is a 1,702 mile haul that takes more than 24 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Alabama to Arizona ranges from a minimum of 1,340 miles and 19 hours from Cuba, Al to San Simon, Az to over 1,850 miles and a minimum of 27 hours on the road from Huntsville, AL to Yuma, Az. The shortest route from Alabama to Arizona is along I-20W & I-10W; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-40W , passing through Oklahoma City, and Albuquerque rather than Dallas.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
Arizona is one of the “four corners” states and home to the Grand Canyon. It shares one point with Colorado and borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California. It also shares a 389-mile-long border with the country of Mexico. The southern part of the state is known for its desert climate, while the northern part has dense forests with variable weather. More than half of the state is made up of mountains, valleys and plateaus, with slightly over 12,500 feet between its highest and lowest points. The diverse climate and scenery draw an astounding number of people to the state each year, making tourism one of Arizona’s top industries. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is the most densely populated part of the state, and it is home to 65 percent of the state’s residents. Tucson and Flagstaff are also centers for Arizona freight and trucking.
Alabama to Arizona Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Arizona’s Industry is more so industrial and Alabama’s Industry is more agricultural, with food processing and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed & Reefer, as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Arizona and Alabama are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for flatbed freight shipments, as well.