Alabama to Illinois freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; especially the route from Birmingham to Springfield being a very busy lane.
The Birmingham, AL to Springfield, IL route is a 565 mile haul that takes over 8 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Alabama to Illinois ranges from a minimum of 270 miles and 5 hours from Athens, AL to Future City, IL, and over 969 miles and a minimum of 15 hours on the road from Dothan, AL to Freeport, IL. The shortest route from Alabama to Illinois along the I-65 N & I-24 W; but there is a more easterly route that uses the I-65 N only heading through Waynesboro, TN.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
Illinois extends from Chicago on the west coast of Lake Michigan deep into the rural Midwest. Illinois borders the Great Lakes and there is a lot of freight coming into the Chicago ports. While Illinois is large, the state is flat and easy to traverse. Chicago has a vast amount of industrial companies that have commercial freight shipping needs to all points of the country and into Canada as well. Illinois has cold, snowy winters that can slow down and delay trucking through the state.
Alabama to Illinois Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Alabama is mainly agricultural, having many food processing and distribution centers and Illinois is mainly industrial we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailers, as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Alabama and Illinois 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.