West Virginia to Michigan Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Grand Rapids is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, WV to Grand Rapids, MI shipping lane is a 485 mile trip that takes more than 8 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from West Virginia to Michigan ranges from a minimum of 263 miles and 4 hours on the road from Parkersburg, WV to Temperance, MI, to over 726 miles and a minimum of 11 hours on the road from Bluefield, WV to Cheboygan, MI. The shortest route from West Virginia to Michigan is along the US-23 N; however, there’s also a more westerly route that uses the US-33 W, passing through Columbus, OH instead of Akron, OH.
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.
Michigan, the Great Lakes State, is made up of two peninsulas surrounded by the world’s largest freshwater lakes. Southeast Michigan, the most densely populated part of the state, is home to the Detroit Metro Area and the American automotive industry. Further north, there’s lumber, mining and furniture manufacturing. Michigan borders Ontario, Canada to the east and north, across lakes Huron and Superior. Indiana and Ohio are to the south, and Illinois and Wisconsin are to the west, across Lake Michigan. Detroit is approximately 300 miles east of Chicago and 250 miles west of Toronto, Canada. Michigan is warm and humid in the summer, cold and snowy in the winter. Michigan’s climate sometimes causes delays in trucking.
West Virginia to Michigan Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since West Virginia and Michigan 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 Michigan 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.