West Virginia to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, WV to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 1,018 mile trip that takes more than 15 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from West Virginia to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 748 miles and over 12 hours on the road from Chattaroy, WV to Chickasaw, LA, to over 1,263 miles and a minimum of 19 hours on the road from Falling Waters, WV to Starks, LA. The shortest route from West Virginia to Louisiana is along the I-59 S; however, there’s also a more westerly route that uses the I-65 S, passing through Lexington, KY 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.
Home to alligators and Mardi Gras, oil refineries and shrimp boats, Louisiana is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east, Texas to the West, Arkansas to the North and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The state’s capital city is Baton Rouge, but the cultural capital of Louisiana is without a doubt New Orleans, where the state’s French and Spanish heritage are always on display. The most tropical of all the contiguous US states, Louisiana is known for its short winters and long sultry summers, and for the hurricanes and tropical storms that sometimes sweep the Gulf Coast and flood the state’s swampy lowlands.
Louisiana’s economy is based upon the state’s abundant natural and agricultural resources, whether for products they produce or for the tourism these resources generate. Important agricultural products include seafood—Louisiana supplies 90 percent of the world’s crawfish—cotton, soybeans, sugarcane and rice. Other agricultural products include cattle, poultry and dairy products. The state’s oil and coal products are also key to industry, as are chemical products, paper products and processed food.
West Virginia to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since West Virginia is mostly industrial, and Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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.