West Virginia to Arizona Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Tucson is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, WV to Tucson, AZ shipping lane is a 1,956 mile trip that takes more than 29 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from West Virginia to Arizona ranges from a minimum of 1,680 miles and 24 hours on the road from Huntington, WV to Chambers, AZ, to over 2,418 miles and a minimum of 36 hours on the road from Bakerton, WV to Somerton, AZ. The shortest route from West Virginia to Arizona is along the I-70 W; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-44, passing through Oklahoma City, OK instead of Kansas City, KS.
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.
Arizona is one of the “four corners” states and home to the Grand Canyon. It shares one point with Colorado and borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California. It also shares a 389-mile-long border with the country of Mexico. The southern part of the state is known for its desert climate, while the northern part has dense forests with variable weather. More than half of the state is made up of mountains, valleys and plateaus, with slightly over 12,500 feet between its highest and lowest points. The diverse climate and scenery draw an astounding number of people to the state each year, making tourism one of Arizona’s top industries. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is the most densely populated part of the state, and it is home to 65 percent of the state’s residents. Tucson and Flagstaff are also centers for Arizona freight and trucking.
West Virginia to Arizona Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since West Virginia and Arizona are mostly industrial, 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 Arizona 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.