Arizona to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Phoenix to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Phoenix, AZ to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 1,391 mile haul that takes more than 19 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Arizona to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 1,020 miles and a minimum of 14 hours from Duncan, AZ to Shreveport, LA, to over 1,658 miles and a minimum of 25 hours on the road from Littlefield, AZ to Morgan City, LA. The shortest route from Arizona to Louisiana is along the I-10 E corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-40 E, passing through Albuquerque, NM and Dallas, TX.
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.
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.
Arizona to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Arizona is largely industrial and Louisiana is mainly 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 Arizona 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.