Idaho to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Boise to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Boise, ID to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 1,995 mile haul that takes more than 29 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Idaho to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 1,510 miles and a minimum of 23 hours from Franklin, ID to Rodessa, LA, to over 2,435 miles and a minimum of 37 hours on the road from Good Grief, ID to Pearl River, LA. The shortest route from Idaho to Louisiana is along the I-80 E corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-20 E, passing through Salt Lake City, UT and Albuquerque, NM.
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.
Home to alligators and Mardi Gras, oil refineries and shrimp boats, Louisiana is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east, Texas to the West, Arkansas to the North and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The state’s capital city is Baton Rouge, but the cultural capital of Louisiana is without a doubt New Orleans, where the state’s French and Spanish heritage are always on display. The most tropical of all the contiguous US states, Louisiana is known for its short winters and long sultry summers, and for the hurricanes and tropical storms that sometimes sweep the Gulf Coast and flood the state’s swampy lowlands.
Louisiana’s economy is based upon the state’s abundant natural and agricultural resources, whether for products they produce or for the tourism these resources generate. Important agricultural products include seafood—Louisiana supplies 90 percent of the world’s crawfish—cotton, soybeans, sugarcane and rice. Other agricultural products include cattle, poultry and dairy products. The state’s oil and coal products are also key to industry, as are chemical products, paper products and processed food.
Idaho to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Idaho and Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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.