Idaho to Illinois Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Boise to Springfield is a very heavily traveled route.
The Boise, ID to Springfield, IL shipping lane is a 1,606 mile haul that takes more than 23 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Idaho to Illinois ranges from a minimum of 1,212 miles and a minimum of 18 hours from Paris, ID to Moline, IL, to over 2,010 miles and a minimum of 30 hours on the road from Eastport, ID to Metropolis, IL. The shortest route from Idaho to Illinois is along the I-80 E corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-84 E, passing through Sioux Falls, SD and Casper, WY.
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.
Illinois extends from Chicago on the west coast of Lake Michigan deep into the rural Midwest. Illinois borders the Great Lakes and there is a lot of freight coming into the Chicago ports. While Illinois is large, the state is flat and easy to traverse. Chicago has a vast amount of industrial companies that have commercial freight shipping needs to all points of the country and into Canada as well. Illinois has cold, snowy winters that can slow down and delay trucking through the state.
Idaho to Illinois Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Idaho is mainly agricultural, and Illinois is mainly industrial, 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 Illinois 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.