Alabama to Indiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Montgomery to Fort Wayne is a very heavily traveled route.
The Montgomery, AL to Fort Wayne, IN freight shipping lane is a 688 mile haul that takes more than 10 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Alabama to Indiana ranges from a minimum of 253 miles and over 4 hours on the road from Lexington, AL to Rockport, IN, to over 903 miles and a minimum driving time of 13 hours on the road from Mobile, AL to Fremont, IN. The shortest route from Alabama to Indiana is along the I-65 N corridor; however there is a more westerly route that uses the I-69, traveling through Fort Campbell, KY and Evansville, IN.
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.
Indiana is a state on the mid-eastern side of the United States bordering Lake Michigan. Indiana is a state that operates on the industrial side of the economy, in fact, a large percentage of the states workforce has employment in the manufacturing section, making Indiana the leader for manufacturing employment in the United States. Indiana’s leading exports are heavy in the automotive industry with motor vehicles and auto parts, but also includes industrial and electrical equipment, pharmaceutical products, and medical equipment. Indiana also operates in the agricultural sector being the fifth largest producer of corn in the united states. Indiana’s main north-to-south artery is I-65, which runs from the southern end of the state from Kentucky, and continuing north through Indianapolis until it reaches the northern end the state, where it connects to the I-94 and I-90 where it continues into Michigan and Illinois. Also connecting Illinois to Ohio is the I-74 which runs from the eastern end of Indiana to the western end of the state.
Alabama to Indiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Alabama is an agricultural state, and Indiana is mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Alabama and Indiana 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.