Virginia to California Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Richmond to Sacramento is a very heavily traveled route.
The Richmond, VA to Sacramento, CA freight shipping lane is a 2,783 mile haul that takes more than 41 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Virginia to California ranges from a minimum of 2,043 miles and a minimum of 30 hours on the road from Ewing, VA to Mountain Pass, CA, to over 3,079 miles and a minimum driving time of 47 hours on the road from Chesapeake, VA to Crescent City, CA. The shortest route from Virginia to California is along the I-80 W corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-64 W, traveling through Kansas City, KS and Louisville, KY.
Virginia sits on the Atlantic Coast of the United States and is commonly referred to as “The Old Dominion”, which was named for being one of the oldest overseas dominions of the King and Queen of England. With agriculture occupying over 30% of the land in Virginia, a large part of the states income comes from soy, hay, peanuts, and tomatoes being the most profitable crop in the state, at one time tobacco used to be the number one grown crop in the state, while no longer the case the state is still the fifth- largest producer of tobacco in the nation.
Virginia’s main industry is the technology sector, with the computer chip being the highest grossing export since 2006 and the fourth-highest number of technology workers in the United States, only California, New York, and Texas remain higher, technology quickly took over as the states main export while surpassing the state’s traditional top exports of tobacco and coal combined. To coincide with Virginia’s position in the technology industry, The Pentagon, which is located in Arlington, is the headquarters of the Department of Defense, while the Central Intelligence Agency in located in Langley, Virginia. Virginian is also home to several other government agencies, the United States Geological Survey, the National Science Foundation, and The United Sates Patent and Trademark Office, with all of these agencies and roughly 12% of all U.S. federal procurement money being spent in the state, providing over 900,000 jobs throughout the state and government contracts.
California is a large, densely populated state, especially along the Pacific Coast where the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas link northern, central and southern California. For the most part, California has a pleasant and mild climate. It’s hotter and drier in the south, and the north is colder in the winter and wetter in the summer. With mountains in the east and hills in the west, along the coast, it’s is a beautiful state to drive through, but it can be demanding for California truckers. Many truckers would say that California’s greatest challenges lie in its diesel regulations and traffic congestion.
Virginia to California Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Virginia is mainly industrial, and California is mostly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, trucking rates will vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. 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 Virginia and California 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.