Colorado to Wyoming Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Denver to Casper is a very heavily traveled route.
The Denver, CO to Casper, WY freight shipping lane is a 279 mile haul that takes more than 4 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Colorado to Wyoming ranges from a minimum of 28 miles and under an hour on the road from Norfolk, CO to Cheyenne, WY, to over 843 miles and a minimum driving time of 14 hours on the road from Springfield, CO to Tower Junction, WY. The shortest route from Colorado to Wyoming is along the I-25 N; however, there’s also several more routes as Colorado and Wyoming are neighboring states.
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.
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.
Colorado to Wyoming Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Colorado 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 Colorado 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.