Idaho to Michigan Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Boise to Grand Rapids is a very heavily traveled route.
The Boise, ID to Grand Rapids, MI shipping lane is a 1,855 mile haul that takes more than 27 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Idaho to Michigan ranges from a minimum of 1,518 miles and a minimum of 23 hours from Ashton, ID to Three Oaks, MI, to over 1,944 miles and a minimum of 30 hours on the road from Eastport, ID to Cheboygan, MI. The shortest route from Idaho to Michigan is along the I-80 E corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-94 E, passing through Fargo, ND and Billings, MT.
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.
Michigan, the Great Lakes State, is made up of two peninsulas surrounded by the world’s largest freshwater lakes. Southeast Michigan, the most densely populated part of the state, is home to the Detroit Metro Area and the American automotive industry. Further north, there’s lumber, mining and furniture manufacturing. Michigan borders Ontario, Canada to the east and north, across lakes Huron and Superior. Indiana and Ohio are to the south, and Illinois and Wisconsin are to the west, across Lake Michigan. Detroit is approximately 300 miles east of Chicago and 250 miles west of Toronto, Canada. Michigan is warm and humid in the summer, cold and snowy in the winter. Michigan’s climate sometimes causes delays in trucking.
Idaho to Michigan Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Idaho is mainly agricultural, and Michigan 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 Michigan 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.