Florida to Kansas Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Miami to Wichita is a very heavily traveled route.
The Miami, FL to Wichita, KS shipping lane is a 1,622 mile haul that takes more than 23 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Florida to Kansas ranges from a minimum of 827 miles and a minimum of 13 hours from Century, FL to Parsons, KS, to over 1,950 miles and a minimum of 28 hours on the road from Key Largo, FL to Bird City, KS. The shortest route from Florida to Kansas is along the I-75 N corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-24 W, traveling through Springfield, IL instead of Memphis, TN.
Florida is a state that has an incredibly long coastline with many islands and peninsulas. Most of the state has a sub-tropical climate, with temperatures that often top 100° F in the summer. Most major shipping and trucking delays in Florida are related to hurricanes and tropical storms, which regularly affect various part of the state, especially on the east coast. Look out for hurricanes and tropical storms from June through November. Florida’s largest cities, all with populations of over a million in their metropolitans areas, are Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. However, Florida has many medium-sized cities and industrial areas along its coasts; shipping tends to be distributed over a large area in Florida.
Kansas’ reputation as America’s heartland is well deserved. Equidistant from both the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous United States is located in Smith County, Kansas, near the city of Lebanon. Home to legendary Old West cow town Dodge City and part of the historic Santa Fe Trail, Kansas is bordered by Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri and shares with Missouri its most populous area—the Kansas part of Kansas City, which straddles the state line.
The manufacturing sector is responsible for much of Kansas’ industry, with the aerospace industry making up the majority of the state’s manufacturing jobs. Spirit Aero systems and Cessna are two of the best-known aerospace manufacturers in the state. Other well-known industrial names that call Kansas home include Sprint-Nextel, General Motors and Garmin. Oil and natural gas are other major industries in Kansas; the state ranks 8th in the nation for production of both resources.
Florida to Kansas Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Florida and Kansas are mainly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. We also see a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Florida and Kansas 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.