Georgia to Kansas Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Atlanta to Wichita is a very heavily traveled route.
The Atlanta, GA to Wichita, KS shipping lane is a 959 mile haul that takes more than 15 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Georgia to Kansas ranges from a minimum of 718 miles and a minimum of 11 hours from Dalton, GA to Kansas City, KS, to over 1,549 miles and a minimum of 23 hours on the road from Brunswick, GA to St Francis, KS. The shortest route from Georgia to Kansas is along the I-40 W corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-24 W, traveling through Nashville, TN instead of Birmingham, AL.
Georgia, the Peach State, is on the Atlantic Ocean in the southeastern corner of the country. Its major metropolitan area, Atlanta, is the economic center of the southeast. The Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the Appalachian Mountain system, make up the northern part of the state, and the southern part of the state is a coastal plain. Along with the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia’s borders include Florida to the south, South Carolina to the east, Alabama to the west, and Tennessee and North Carolina to the north. Georgia is generally hot and humid in the summer and mild in the winter. It can be in the path of tropical storms or hurricanes during hurricane season (June 1 to November 30), and is occasionally affected by snow or ice in the winter. Georgia freight and shipping is concentrated in Atlanta and to a lesser degree, Savannah.
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.
Georgia to Kansas Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Georgia is mainly an industrial state, and Kansas is 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 Georgia 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.