Florida to Montana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Tampa to Billings is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Tampa, FL to Billings, MT route is a 2,276 mile trip that takes a little over 33 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Florida to Montana ranges from a minimum of 1,764 miles and 26 hours from Crestview, FL to Broadus, MT, to over 2,996 miles and a minimum of 44 hours on the road from Miami, FL to Eureka, MT. The shortest route from Florida to Montana is along the I-75 N; however, there’s also a more eastern route that also uses the I-80 W traveling through Cheyenne, WY instead of Rapid City, SD.
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 metropolitan 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.
Named after the Spanish for “mountainous country,” Montana contains numerous mountain ranges, many of which form part of the Rocky Mountains in the west of the state. Its unofficial nickname, Big Sky Country, refers to the huge expanses of flat open plains in the eastern part of Montana, which provide fertile ground for agriculture and ranching and cover 60% of the state’s territory.
The major cities of Montana include Missoula to the east, Billings in the south and Great Falls. State capital Helena, Butte and Bozeman are also major population centers. Thanks to its size, geography and the Continental Divide, the weather in Montana can vary dramatically. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the US was in Montana (-70ºF) and the valleys and mountains can attract fog that is difficult for even experienced Montana trucking companies to navigate.
Florida to Montana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Florida and Montana are mainly agricultural, with manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Florida and Montana 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.