West Virginia to California Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Sacramento is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, WV to Sacramento, CA shipping lane is a 2,471 mile trip that takes more than 37 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from West Virginia to California ranges from a minimum of 2,309 miles and 34 hours on the road from Huntington, WV to Mystic, CA, to over 2,869 miles and a minimum of 44 hours on the road from Baker Heights, WV to Crescent City, CA. The shortest route from West Virginia to California is along the I-80 W; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-40 W, passing through Albuquerque, NM instead of Salt Lake City, UT.
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.
California is a large, densely populated state, especially along the Pacific Coast where the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas link northern, central and southern California. For the most part, California has a pleasant and mild climate. It’s hotter and drier in the south, and the north is colder in the winter and wetter in the summer. With mountains in the east and hills in the west, along the coast, it’s is a beautiful state to drive through, but it can be demanding for California truckers. Many truckers would say that California’s greatest challenges lie in its diesel regulations and traffic congestion.
West Virginia to California Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since West Virginia is mostly industrial, and California 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 California 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.