Idaho to Alabama Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Boise to Birmingham is a very heavily traveled route.
The Boise, ID to Birmingham, AL shipping lane is a 2,055 mile haul that takes more than 31 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Idaho to Alabama ranges from a minimum of 1,678 miles and a minimum of 25 hours from Preston, ID to Margerum, AL, to over 2,549 miles and a minimum of 38 hours on the road from Eastport, ID to Ashford, AL. The shortest route from Idaho to Alabama is along the I-80 E corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-70 E, passing through Wichita, KS and Tulsa, OK.
One of America’s foremost agricultural states, Idaho is sparsely populated, but well connected. Bordered by Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Canada, the major cities of Idaho Falls and Boise are situated in the south-east and south-west of the state.
Despite its landlocked position, western Idaho has a primarily maritime climate, tempering the potential severity of the winter weather in this northern state. The south and east of the state have a semi-arid climate, similar to that of central states on the plains. Most of Idaho, particularly its center, is covered by forest. The major road networks serve the far south, north and east of the state, with the center and west relying primarily on state road networks.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
Idaho to Alabama Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Idaho and Alabama are mainly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Idaho and Alabama 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.