California to Wyoming Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Los Angeles to Casper is a very heavily traveled route.
The Los Angeles, CA to Casper, WY freight shipping lane is a 1,074 mile haul that takes more than 15 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from California to Wyoming ranges from a minimum of 657 miles and over 9 hours on the road from Truckee, CA to Evanston, WY, to over 1,382 miles and a minimum driving time of 20 hours on the road from San Diego, CA to Colony, WY. The shortest route from California to Wyoming is along the I-15 N; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-40 E, passing through Flagstaff, AZ instead of Las Vegas, NV.
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.
Wyoming is the 10th largest state in the US but surprisingly has the lowest population in the country. With the majority of the state being covered by the Rocky Mountains and the rest of the state is covered in a high elevation prairie also know as the High Plains. Since most of the states land is owned by the federal government, it houses two national recreation parks, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone park, along with wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries, historic sites as well as a couple national monuments and national forests.
Wyoming’s economy is mainly driven by mineral extraction, the majority being coal but oil and natural gas are also being extracted along with trona, which is mined in the United States as the main source of sodium carbonate. Tourism is also another contributor to the economy with the national parks, Yellowstone for instance spreads across to some of Wyoming’s neighboring states, which include Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska.
California to Wyoming Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since California is an agricultural state, and Wyoming is mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, trucking rates will vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. We see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both California and Wyoming 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.