Virginia to Colorado Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Richmond to Colorado Springs is a very heavily traveled route.
The Richmond, VA to Colorado Springs, CO freight shipping lane is a 1,653 mile haul that takes more than 24 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Virginia to Colorado ranges from a minimum of 1,162 miles and a minimum of 17 hours on the road from Ewing, VA to Cheyenne Wells, CO, to over 2,024 miles and a minimum driving time of 30 hours on the road from Virginia Beach, VA to Elk Springs, CO. The shortest route from Virginia to Colorado is along the I-64 W corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-70 W, traveling through Indianapolis, IN and Dayton, OH.
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.
Thanks in part to its high elevation, Colorado’s weather patterns are largely dictated by the terrain of mountains and valleys, as well as arid plains. Its climate is generally semi-arid, with an alpine climate in the high mountains. Extreme weather is not uncommon, with heavy hailstorms and thunderstorms. Wildfires have become an increasingly severe problem, thanks to prolonged high temperatures and droughts in the plains.
The I-70 cuts across Colorado from east to west. Colorado trucking companies frequently carry goods along this route internally, connecting Fort Collins to Pueblo via Denver and Boulder. Colorado freight companies traveling east to west on I-70 (or northwest on I-76) also travel through the state capital of Denver in transit between Utah and Kansas. Colorado is well served by a network of state roads cutting through forests and the Rocky Mountains.
Virginia to Colorado Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Virginia is mainly industrial, and Colorado is mostly agricultural, 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 Virginia and Colorado 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.