Utah to West Virginia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Salt Lake City to Huntington is a very heavily traveled route.
The Salt Lake City, UT to Huntington, WV freight shipping lane is a 1,774 mile haul that takes more than 26 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Utah to West Virginia ranges from a minimum of 1,612 miles and over 23 hours on the road from Thompson, UT to Kenova, WV, to over 2,243 miles and a minimum driving time of 33 hours on the road from St. George, UT to Harpers Ferry, WV. The shortest route from Utah to West Virginia is along the I-80 E corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-70 E, traveling through Topeka, KS and Columbia, MO.
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.
West Virginia is a state that lies on the Eastern side of the United States, the state was formed in 1861 after some unionist counties of northwestern Virginia decided to separate from Virginia to form a new state during the American Civil War. West Virginia was admitted to the union in 1863, during the war West Virginia remained a key border state, and was the only state to be formed by separating from a Confederate state. West Virginia lies in the Appalachian mountains, in fact it is the only state in the United States to lay completely within a mountain range, thus being referred to as the “Mountain State”. West Virginia is a popular place for tourism, from mountain ranges, caves, whitewater, and skiing, West Virginia draws a large part of its income from travelers.
West Virginia is one of the top coal producers in the United States, second only to Wyoming, coal fired power plants in the state create a surplus of electricity, leading the nation in interstate electricity exporting. West Virginia also sits on top of the Shale Natural Gas bed, which allows the state to produce 15% of the nations fossil fuel energy.
Utah to West Virginia Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Utah and West Virginia are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Utah and West Virginia 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.