Colorado to Michigan Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Denver to Detroit is a very heavily traveled route.
The Denver to Detroit shipping lane is a 1,269 mile haul that takes more than 19 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Colorado to Michigan ranges from a minimum of 955 miles and 14 hours from Julesburg, CO to Kalamazoo, MI, to over 1,770 miles and a minimum of 27 hours on the road from Cortez, Co to Mackinaw City, MI. The shortest route from Colorado to New Jersey is along I-80 E; however, there’s also a more northern route that uses 285 N passing through Cedar Rapids, IA and Green Bay, WN.
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.
Michigan, the Great Lakes State, is made up of two peninsulas surrounded by the world’s largest freshwater lakes. Southeast Michigan, the most densely populated part of the state, is home to the Detroit Metro Area and the American automotive industry. Further north, there’s lumber, mining and furniture manufacturing. Michigan borders Ontario, Canada to the east and north, across lakes Huron and Superior. Indiana and Ohio are to the south, and Illinois and Wisconsin are to the west, across Lake Michigan. Detroit is approximately 300 miles east of Chicago and 250 miles west of Toronto, Canada. Michigan is warm and humid in the summer, cold and snowy in the winter. Michigan’s climate sometimes causes delays in trucking.
Colorado to Michigan shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Colorado has booming agricultural, industrial, and service industries, with many food processing and distribution centers, and Michigan is largely Industrial 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 New Jersey are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for oversize shipments, as well.