Washington to New York Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Tacoma to Buffalo is a very heavily traveled route.
The Tacoma to Buffalo shipping lane is a 2,614 mile haul that takes more than 38 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Washington to New York ranges from a minimum of 2,256 miles and 32 hours from Spokane Valley, WA to Westfield, NY, to over 3,008 miles and a minimum of 44 hours on the road from Bellingham, WA to Plattsburgh, NY. The shortest route from New York to Washington is along the I-94 E & I-90 E corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses just I-90 E, passing through Rapid City and Sioux Falls South Dakota.
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.
The ‘Empire State’ has an exceptional economic location for New York trucking companies, as it neighbors six states and a number of America’s most prosperous cities. It also shares a border with Canada’s economic centers: Toronto and Montreal. New York’s close proximity to major US cities has created a boom in the freight trucking industry, especially with routes to Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, with their strong automotive, heavy manufacturing, publishing, printing, biomedical, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. Within the state itself, the major routes for New York freight companies are between New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. New York’s geography and climate creates unique challenges in terms of shipping. It has varied terrain with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes—and a number of microclimates. The great variance in weather, between humid summers and bitterly cold winters, poses further challenges, as do New York’s strict commercial shipping regulations.
Washington to New York Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Washington is largely agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. New York is mainly industrial with a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Washington and New York 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.