West Virginia to Florida Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Tampa is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, WV to Tampa, FL shipping lane is a 842 mile trip that takes more than 13 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from West Virginia to Florida ranges from a minimum of 532 miles and 8 hours on the road from Green Valley, WV to Evergreen, FL, to over 1,188 miles and a minimum of 18 hours on the road from New Manchester, WV to Miami, FL. The shortest route from West Virginia to Florida is along the I-77 S; however, there’s also a more westerly route that uses the I-26 E, passing through Johnson City, TN instead of Charlotte, NC.
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.
Florida is a state that has an incredibly long coastline with many islands and peninsulas. Most of the state has a sub-tropical climate, with temperatures that often top 100° F in the summer. Most major shipping and trucking delays in Florida are related to hurricanes and tropical storms, which regularly affect various part of the state, especially on the east coast. Look out for hurricanes and tropical storms from June through November. Florida’s largest cities, all with populations of over a million in their metropolitans areas, are Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. However, Florida has many medium-sized cities and industrial areas along its coasts; shipping tends to be distributed over a large area in Florida.
West Virginia to Florida Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since West Virginia is mostly industrial, and Florida 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 Florida 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.