California to Kansas Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Los Angeles to Wichita is a very heavily traveled route.
The Los Angeles, CA to Wichita, KS shipping lane is a 1,379 mile haul that takes more than 21 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from California to Kansas ranges from a minimum of 1,090 miles and a minimum of 16 hours from Needles, CA to Colby, KS, to over 1,907 miles and a minimum of 29 hours on the road from Crescent City, CA to Kansas City, KS. The shortest route from California to Kansas is along the I-40 E corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-35 N, traveling through Amarillo, TX and Edmond, OK.
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.
Kansas’ reputation as America’s heartland is well deserved. Equidistant from both the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous United States is located in Smith County, Kansas, near the city of Lebanon. Home to legendary Old West cow town Dodge City and part of the historic Santa Fe Trail, Kansas is bordered by Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri and shares with Missouri its most populous area—the Kansas part of Kansas City, which straddles the state line.
The manufacturing sector is responsible for much of Kansas’ industry, with the aerospace industry making up the majority of the state’s manufacturing jobs. Spirit Aero systems and Cessna are two of the best-known aerospace manufacturers in the state. Other well-known industrial names that call Kansas home include Sprint-Nextel, General Motors and Garmin. Oil and natural gas are other major industries in Kansas; the state ranks 8th in the nation for production of both resources.
California to Kansas Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since California and Kansas are mainly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. We also see a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both California and Kansas 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.