Idaho to Montana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Boise to Billings is a very heavily traveled route.
The Boise, ID to Billings, MT shipping lane is a 612 mile haul that takes more than 9 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Idaho to Montana ranges from a minimum of 32 miles and a minimum of 37 minutes from Wallace, ID to De Borgia, MT, to over 1,019 miles and a minimum of 15 hours on the road from Marsing, ID to Westby, MT. The shortest route from Idaho to Montana is along the I-90 E corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-84 E, passing through Rexburg and Twin Falls, ID.
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.
Named after the Spanish for “mountainous country,” Montana contains numerous mountain ranges, many of which form part of the Rocky Mountains in the west of the state. Its unofficial nickname, Big Sky Country, refers to the huge expanses of flat open plains in the eastern part of Montana, which provide fertile ground for agriculture and ranching and cover 60% of the state’s territory.
The major cities of Montana include Missoula to the east, Billings in the south and Great Falls. State capital Helena, Butte and Bozeman are also major population centers. Thanks to its size, geography and the Continental Divide, the weather in Montana can vary dramatically. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the US was in Montana (-70ºF) and the valleys and mountains can attract fog that is difficult for even experienced Montana trucking companies to navigate.
Idaho to Montana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Idaho and Montana 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 Montana 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.