Arizona to Montana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Tucson to Billings is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Tucson, AZ to Billings, MT route is a 1,448 mile trip that takes a little over 21 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Arizona to Montana ranges from a minimum of 690 miles and 10 hours from Page, AZ to Lima, MT, to over 1,604 miles and a minimum of 24 hours on the road from Sierra Vista, AZ to Plentywood, MT. The shortest route from Arizona to Montana is along the I-25 N; however, there’s also a more western route that uses the I-15 N traveling through Salt Lake City, UT instead of Denver, CO.
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.
Named after the Spanish for “mountainous country,” Montana contains numerous mountain ranges, many of which form part of the Rocky Mountains in the west of the state. Its unofficial nickname, Big Sky Country, refers to the huge expanses of flat open plains in the eastern part of Montana, which provide fertile ground for agriculture and ranching and cover 60% of the state’s territory.
The major cities of Montana include Missoula to the east, Billings in the south and Great Falls. State capital Helena, Butte and Bozeman are also major population centers. Thanks to its size, geography and the Continental Divide, the weather in Montana can vary dramatically. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the US was in Montana (-70ºF) and the valleys and mountains can attract fog that is difficult for even experienced Montana trucking companies to navigate.
Arizona to Montana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Arizona is mainly industrial and Montana is mainly 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 Georgia and Montana 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.