Washington to Florida Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Seattle to Miami is a very heavily traveled route.
The Seattle to Miami route is a 3,297 mile haul that takes more than 48 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Washington State to Florida ranges from a minimum of 2,784 miles and 42 hours from Tacoma, Wa to Pensacola, Fl, to over 3,019 miles and a minimum of 44 hours on the road from Spokane, Wa to Miami. The shortest route from Washington to Florida is along the I-90 corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-70 and I-80, passing through Denver, Co and Salt Lake City, UT up through Kennewick, Wa rather than Spokane, Wa.
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.
Florida is a state that has an incredibly long coastline with many islands and peninsulas. Most of the state has a sub-tropical climate, with temperatures that often top 100° F in the summer. Most major shipping and trucking delays in Florida are related to hurricanes and tropical storms, which regularly affect various part of the state, especially on the east coast. Look out for hurricanes and tropical storms from June through November. Florida’s largest cities, all with populations of over a million in their metropolitan areas, are Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. However, Florida has many medium-sized cities and industrial areas along its coasts; shipping tends to be distributed over a large area in Florida.
Washington to Florida Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Washington and Florida are both agricultural, food processing and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trucking from Washington to Florida as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Washington and Florida are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for flatbed freight, as well.