Idaho to California Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Boise to Sacramento is a very heavily traveled route.
The Boise, ID to Sacramento, CA shipping lane is a 553 mile haul that takes more than 8 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Idaho to California ranges from a minimum of 446 miles and a minimum of 6 hours from Greys Landing, ID to Scotts, CA, to over 1,508 miles and a minimum of 22 hours on the road from Eastport, ID to La Mesa, CA. The shortest route from Idaho to California is along the US-95 S corridor; however, there’s also a more westerly route that uses the I-5 S, passing through Klamath Falls, OR and Redding, CA.
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.
California is a large, densely populated state, especially along the Pacific Coast where the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas link northern, central and southern California. For the most part, California has a pleasant and mild climate. It’s hotter and drier in the south, and the north is colder in the winter and wetter in the summer. With mountains in the east and hills in the west, along the coast, it’s is a beautiful state to drive through, but it can be demanding for California truckers. Many truckers would say that California’s greatest challenges lie in its diesel regulations and traffic congestion.
Idaho to California Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Idaho and California 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 California 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.