Washington to West Virginia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Seattle to Huntington is a very heavily traveled route.
The Seattle, WA to Huntington, WV freight shipping lane is a 2,488 mile haul that takes more than 38 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Washington to West Virginia ranges from a minimum of 2,196 miles and over 33 hours on the road from Spokane, WA to Kenova, WV, to over 2,876 miles and a minimum driving time of 44 hours on the road from Forks, WA to Bunker Hill, WV. The shortest route from Washington to West Virginia is along the I-90 E corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-64 E, traveling through Omaha, NE and Columbia, MO.
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.
West Virginia is a state that lies on the Eastern side of the United States, the state was formed in 1861 after some unionist counties of northwestern Virginia decided to separate from Virginia to form a new state during the American Civil War. West Virginia was admitted to the union in 1863, during the war West Virginia remained a key border state, and was the only state to be formed by separating from a Confederate state. West Virginia lies in the Appalachian mountains, in fact it is the only state in the United States to lay completely within a mountain range, thus being referred to as the “Mountain State”. West Virginia is a popular place for tourism, from mountain ranges, caves, whitewater, and skiing, West Virginia draws a large part of its income from travelers.
West Virginia is one of the top coal producers in the United States, second only to Wyoming, coal fired power plants in the state create a surplus of electricity, leading the nation in interstate electricity exporting. West Virginia also sits on top of the Shale Natural Gas bed, which allows the state to produce 15% of the nations fossil fuel energy.
Washington to West Virginia Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Washington is an agricultural state, and West Virginia is 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 California and West Virginia 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.