West Virginia to Alabama Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Mobile is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, WV to Mobile, AL shipping lane is a 817 mile trip that takes more than 12 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from West Virginia to Alabama ranges from a minimum of 363 miles and 6 hours on the road from Brush Fork, WV to Bridgeport, AL, to over 980 miles and a minimum of 14 hours on the road from Falling Waters, WV to Irvington, AL. The shortest route from West Virginia to Alabama is along the I-65 S; however, there’s also a more westerly route that uses the I-64 W, passing through Nashville, TN instead of Knoxville, TN.
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.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
West Virginia to Alabama Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since West Virginia is mostly industrial, and Alabama is mainly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. We also see a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both West Virginia and Alabama 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.