Colorado to Indiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Denver to Fort Wayne is a very heavily traveled route.
The Denver, CO to Fort Wayne, IN freight shipping lane is a 1,149 mile haul that takes more than 17 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Colorado to Indiana ranges from a minimum of 849 miles and over 12 hours on the road from Burlington, CO to Youngstown, IN, to over 1,529 miles and a minimum driving time of 24 hours on the road from Cortez, CO to Fremont, IN. The shortest route from Colorado to Indiana is along the I-80 E corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-70 E, traveling through Kansas City, KS and Columbia, MO.
Thanks in part to its high elevation, Colorado’s weather patterns are largely dictated by the terrain of mountains and valleys, as well as arid plains. Its climate is generally semi-arid, with an alpine climate in the high mountains. Extreme weather is not uncommon, with heavy hailstorms and thunderstorms. Wildfires have become an increasingly severe problem, thanks to prolonged high temperatures and droughts in the plains.
The I-70 cuts across Colorado from east to west. Colorado trucking companies frequently carry goods along this route internally, connecting Fort Collins to Pueblo via Denver and Boulder. Colorado freight companies traveling east to west on I-70 (or northwest on I-76) also travel through the state capital of Denver in transit between Utah and Kansas. Colorado is well served by a network of state roads cutting through forests and the Rocky Mountains.
Indiana is a state on the mid-eastern side of the United States bordering Lake Michigan. Indiana is a state that operates on the industrial side of the economy, in fact, a large percentage of the states workforce has employment in the manufacturing section, making Indiana the leader for manufacturing employment in the United States. Indiana’s leading exports are heavy in the automotive industry with motor vehicles and auto parts, but also includes industrial and electrical equipment, pharmaceutical products, and medical equipment. Indiana also operates in the agricultural sector being the fifth largest producer of corn in the united states. Indiana’s main north-to-south artery is I-65, which runs from the southern end of the state from Kentucky, and continuing north through Indianapolis until it reaches the northern end the state, where it connects to the I-94 and I-90 where it continues into Michigan and Illinois. Also connecting Illinois to Ohio is the I-74 which runs from the eastern end of Indiana to the western end of the state.
Colorado to Indiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Colorado is an agricultural state, and Indiana is mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, 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 Colorado and Indiana 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.