West Virginia to Montana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Charleston to Billings is a very heavily traveled route.
The Charleston, WV to Billings, MT shipping lane is a 1,743 mile trip that takes more than 25 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from West Virginia to Montana ranges from a minimum of 1,444 miles and 21 hours on the road from Point Pleasant, WV to Albion, MT, to over 2,365 miles and a minimum of 36 hours on the road from Meyerstown, WV to Libby, MT. The shortest route from West Virginia to Montana is along the I-94 W; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-90 W, passing through Cedar Rapids, IA instead of Minneapolis, MN.
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.
Named after the Spanish for “mountainous country,” Montana contains numerous mountain ranges, many of which form part of the Rocky Mountains in the west of the state. Its unofficial nickname, Big Sky Country, refers to the huge expanses of flat open plains in the eastern part of Montana, which provide fertile ground for agriculture and ranching and cover 60% of the state’s territory.
The major cities of Montana include Missoula to the east, Billings in the south and Great Falls. State capital Helena, Butte and Bozeman are also major population centers. Thanks to its size, geography and the Continental Divide, the weather in Montana can vary dramatically. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the US was in Montana (-70ºF) and the valleys and mountains can attract fog that is difficult for even experienced Montana trucking companies to navigate.
West Virginia to Montana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since West Virginia is mostly industrial, and Montana 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 Montana 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.