Arizona to Illinois Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; the route from Flagstaff to Springfield is a heavily traveled route.
The Flagstaff, AZ to Springfield, IL route is a 1,457 mile haul that takes more than 21 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Arizona to Illinois ranges from a minimum of 1,202 miles and a minimum of 17 hours on the road from Lupton, AZ to East St Louis, IL, to over 1,935 miles and a minimum of 29 hours on the road from Yuma, AZ to Chicago, IL. The shortest route from Arizona to Illinois is along I-40 E, however there is a more northerly route that uses the US-54 E, passing through Wichita, KS and Hannibal, MO.
Arizona is one of the “four corners” states and home to the Grand Canyon. It shares one point with Colorado and borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California. It also shares a 389-mile-long border with the country of Mexico. The southern part of the state is known for its desert climate, while the northern part has dense forests with variable weather. More than half of the state is made up of mountains, valleys and plateaus, with slightly over 12,500 feet between its highest and lowest points. The diverse climate and scenery draw an astounding number of people to the state each year, making tourism one of Arizona’s top industries. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is the most densely populated part of the state, and it is home to 65 percent of the state’s residents. Tucson and Flagstaff are also centers for Arizona freight and trucking.
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.
Arizona to Illinois Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Arizona and Illinois are more industrial than agricultural, with manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Arizona and Washington are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for flatbed freight shipments, as well.