Arizona to Washington Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Phoenix, AZ to Seattle, WA is a very heavily traveled route.
The Phoenix to Seattle route is a 1,421 mile haul that takes more than 21 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Arizona to Washington State ranges from a minimum of 1,000 miles and 15 hours from Page, AZ to Kennewick, WA to over 1,620 miles and a minimum of 25 hours on the road from Tucson, AZ to Bellingham, WA. The shortest route from Arizona to Washington is along US-93 N through Las Vegas, NV; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-15N , passing through Provo, UT & Salt Lake City rather than Las Vegas.
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.
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.
Arizona to Washington Freight Shipping and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Arizona’s Industry is more so industrial and Washington’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 Washington are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for flatbed freight shipments, as well.