California to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Los Angeles to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Los Angeles, CA to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 1,763 mile haul that takes more than 26 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from California to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 1,363 miles and a minimum of 20 hours from Needles, CA to Shreveport, LA, to over 2,559 miles and a minimum of 38 hours on the road from Crescent City, CA to Morgan City, LA. The shortest route from California 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 Flagstaff, AZ and Amarillo, TX.
California is a large, densely populated state, especially along the Pacific Coast where the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas link northern, central and southern California. For the most part, California has a pleasant and mild climate. It’s hotter and drier in the south, and the north is colder in the winter and wetter in the summer. With mountains in the east and hills in the west, along the coast, it’s is a beautiful state to drive through, but it can be demanding for California truckers. Many truckers would say that California’s greatest challenges lie in its diesel regulations and traffic congestion.
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.
California to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since California and Louisiana are 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 California 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.