Utah to South Carolina Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Salt Lake City to Columbia is a very heavily traveled route.
The Salt Lake City, UT to Columbia, SC shipping lane is a 2,065 mile haul that takes more than 30 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Utah to South Carolina ranges from a minimum of 1,805 miles and 26 hours from Crescent Junction, UT to Landrum, SC, to over 2,201 miles and a minimum of 33 hours on the road from Hurricane, UT to Charleston, SC. The shortest route from Utah to South Carolina is along the I-80 E corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-74, passing through Indianapolis, IA instead of St. Louis, MI.
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.
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.
Utah to South Carolina Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Utah 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 Utah 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.