Virginia to Texas Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Richmond to Austin is a very heavily traveled route.
The Richmond, VA to Austin, TX freight shipping lane is a 1,488 mile haul that takes more than 22 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Virginia to Texas ranges from a minimum of 733 miles and a minimum of 11 hours on the road from Wheeler, VA to Wake Village, TX, to over 1,912 miles and a minimum driving time of 28 hours on the road from Cross Junction, VA to Fort Bliss, TX. The shortest route from Virginia to Texas is along the I-85 S corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-40 W, traveling through Little Rock, AR and Memphis, TN.
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.
No other state moves materials like Texas. Not only is Texas geographically the largest state in the continental United States, it also draws the most revenue from exports. Most of its major industries are in the natural resources, agricultural, and manufacturing sectors, which means that freight never stops flowing. We hear that Texas even takes cargo into orbit every once in a while. Texas spans seven major geographic regions ranging from sun-blasted deserts and hill country to semitropical coastal plains. Cities like Austin, Houston and Dallas dominate the state’s economy and consistently attract new businesses. Due to its size, shipping across the state is a taxing job, but Freight Rate Central’s trucking and freight team are more than up to the task. No matter the size of your order, we can move your cargo through Texas quickly and professionally.
Virginia to Texas Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Virginia and Texas 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 Virginia and Texas 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.