Utah to Alabama Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Salt Lake City to Montgomery is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Salt Lake City, UT to Montgomery, AL route is a 1,907 mile trip that takes a little over 27 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Utah to Alabama ranges from a minimum of 1,514 miles and 22 hours from Crescent Junction, UT to Hamilton, AL, to over 1,950 miles and a minimum of 29 hours on the road from Wendover, UT to Mobile, AL. The shortest route from Utah to Alabama is along I-80 E; however, there’s also a more southern route that also uses the I-70 E passing through Denver, CO and Wichita, KS.
Almost all of Utah’s nearly three million inhabitants live among the valleys of the Wasatch Front. As a result, much of the state is largely uninhabited and unspoiled. To the west of the I-15, the landscape is broadly desert. To the south and east, the soft sandstone has been etched by wind and weather over time to form stunning natural sculptures. Dotted throughout the state are pine forests, valleys and basins.
The climate is semi-arid or desert, with moisture coming chiefly from Pacific Ocean storms or Gulf of California monsoons. Winter inversions are common, especially around the basins, causing haze and freezing fog. Tornados are unusual, but wildfires are increasingly common due to the high summer temperatures and dry climate.
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.
Utah to Alabama Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Utah is mainly industrial, and Alabama is mainly agricultural, and with food processing and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer as well as Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers. Utah and Alabama are also running a number of flatbed freight trucks and trailers and by the more common dry van trucks, and it’s an active route for as well.