So you’ve got the goods in Pennsylvania and now need to figure out the optimal way to get them to various points throughout Texas, a state of 29 million people with four cities — Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin — boasting populations of 1 million or more. A total of 36 cities in this supersized state have at least 100,000 residents, which means there are a plethora of opportunities to move your goods to a lot of people.
However, the state of Texas is absolutely massive and careful consideration has to be given to make sure you take the right route to quickly get to the right place. It can be a large, arduous trip from any point in Pennsylvania because of the sheer distance.
An example of how big Texas is can be seen from its most eastern to western points. Port Arthur, a town that borders Louisiana, to El Paso, which shares a border with New Mexico, is a 12-hour, 834-mile drive along I-10.
North to south in Texas can be equally daunting. Amarillo, in the panhandle, to Brownsville, a southern border city before entering Mexico, is nearly 12 hours and 787 miles using I-27 and I-37.
Suffice to say an expert on long-haul freight shipping is not just a desire, but a necessity and that’s where R+L Global Logistics enters the picture. Our company has truckload freight
haulers who have intimate knowledge of all the ways to get from Pennsylvania to Texas, both on time and with the freight in its brand new and undamaged condition.
Most goods in Pennsylvania will probably come out of Philadelphia or Pittsburgh but cities like Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton and Bethlehem also factor into a lot of the manufacturing and commerce that takes place in the Keystone State.
Any trip to Texas from Pennsylvania will take you southwest away from the Delaware River and across the United States. From eastern Pennsylvania, getting freight to Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin or San Antonio will take the truck most of the way along I-40 and I-30 before using I-35 (a north-to-south road) through the eastern central part of the state.
Coming out of western or northern Pennsylvania to northern or western Texas will take the freight through the midwest before exiting Missouri into Oklahoma and then making the trip into the Lone Star State, where there could be a lot of driving yet.