Washington to California Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Seattle to Sacramento is a very heavily traveled route.
The Seattle, WA to Sacramento, CA route is a 752 mile haul that takes more than 13 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Washington to California ranges from 338 miles and 6 hours from the Vancouver, WA to Crescent City, CA, and over 1,396 miles and a minimum of 23 hours on the road from Laurier, WA to San Diego, CA. The shortest route from Washington to California is along I-5 S; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-80 W, traveling through Reno, NV and Klamath Falls, OR.
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.
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.
Washington to California Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Washington and California have booming agricultural and service industries, with many food processing and 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 Washington 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.