Utah to Washington Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Salt Lake City to Seattle is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Salt Lake City, UT to Seattle, WA route is a 841 mile trip that takes a little over 13 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Utah to Washington ranges from a minimum of 517 miles and over 7 hours from Tremonton, UT to Walla Walla, WA, to over 1,221 miles and a minimum of 18 hours on the road from St. George, UT to Bellingham, WA. The shortest route from Utah to Washington is along the I-84; however, there’s also a more northern route that uses the I-15 N and I-90 W traveling through Missoula, MT and Pocatello, ID.
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.
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.
Utah to Washington Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Utah is more industrial, and Washington is more agricultural, with food processing and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Utah and Washington 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.