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Freight Shipping in Southeast United States
The states typically categorized as part of the Southeast United States region are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that three of those states — Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee — are in the top 10 states that shipped the greatest value of freight in 2017. Here are the numbers:
Florida received $313,862 million worth of freight, $382,256 million was shipped within the state, and Florida shipped out $186,421 million worth.
$304,770 million worth of freight was shipped into Georgia, $245,495 million was shipped within the state, and $313,591 million worth was shipped out of the state.
Tennessee received $300,747 million worth of freight, $113,910 million was shipped within the state, and $296,833 million worth of goods were shipped out of the state.
The Southeast United States’ geographical location makes it a center for exporting and receiving freight shipments along the eastern United States coastline, the Gulf of Mexico, and across the Atlantic.
Major Industries and Commercial Activity in Southeast United States
The dominant sectors in the Southeast United States are educational services and health care, with secondary industries including agriculture, food processing, tourism, trade, government, and forestry. This region produces a wide variety of goods, including:
- Paper products
How Weather Impacts Freight Shipping in Southeast United States
As with anywhere in the country, severe weather events in the Southeast United States can negatively impact your shipping schedule, rates, and routes. Watch out for weather updates and road closures so that you can keep up to date with what will and will not affect your freight shipment schedule.
Southern states usually see hot, humid summers and wet or stormy winters. Flooding and heavy rainfall can also shut down roads and delay shipping schedules depending on the severity of the storms. In 2020, snow and ice accounted for more than 50% of weather-related delays because of impact on visibility for truckers.
Truckers moving into or out of the Gulf-area states should also be on the lookout for hurricanes. In 2020, 18 more “named” storms came out of the Atlantic than average, and six became major hurricanes that resulted in more than $41 billion in damages.
Freight Carriers in Southeast United States
Truck driving is one of the most common jobs in the Southeast United States, which means you typically won’t have trouble finding candidates for freight shipment carriers. With thousands of trucks in our Southeast United States network that serve numerous facilities, Convoy makes it easy to connect you with quality carriers.
So when it comes to scheduling your freight shipment — either into, within, or out of the Southeast United States — you can relax. When you partner with Convoy, you can trust that your freight shipment is in good hands.