Alabama to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Montgomery to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Montgomery, AL to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 421 mile haul that takes more than 6 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Alabama to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 90 miles and a minimum of 2 hours from Grand Bay, AL to White Kitchen, LA, to over 701 miles and a minimum of 10 hours on the road from Bridgeport, AL to Cameron, LA. The shortest route from Alabama to Louisiana is along the I-65 S corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-59 S, passing through Hattiesburg, MS and Demopolis, AL.
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.
Home to alligators and Mardi Gras, oil refineries and shrimp boats, Louisiana is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east, Texas to the West, Arkansas to the North and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The state’s capital city is Baton Rouge, but the cultural capital of Louisiana is without a doubt New Orleans, where the state’s French and Spanish heritage are always on display. The most tropical of all the contiguous US states, Louisiana is known for its short winters and long sultry summers, and for the hurricanes and tropical storms that sometimes sweep the Gulf Coast and flood the state’s swampy lowlands.
Louisiana’s economy is based upon the state’s abundant natural and agricultural resources, whether for products they produce or for the tourism these resources generate. Important agricultural products include seafood—Louisiana supplies 90 percent of the world’s crawfish—cotton, soybeans, sugarcane and rice. Other agricultural products include cattle, poultry and dairy products. The state’s oil and coal products are also key to industry, as are chemical products, paper products and processed food.
Alabama to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Alabama and Louisiana are largely agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Alabama and Louisiana 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.