Colorado to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Denver to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Denver, CO to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 1,223 mile haul that takes more than 18 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Colorado to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 695 miles and a minimum of 10 hours from Campo, CO to Shreveport, LA, to over 1,558 miles and a minimum of 24 hours on the road from Elk Springs, CO to Pearl River, LA. The shortest route from Colorado to Louisiana is along the US-287 S corridor; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-70 E, passing through Wichita, KS and Oklahoma City, OK.
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.
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.
Colorado to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Colorado 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 Colorado 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.