Idaho to Washington Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Boise to Tacoma is a very heavily traveled route.
The Boise, ID to Tacoma, WA shipping lane is a 517 mile haul that takes more than 8 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Idaho to Washington ranges from a minimum of 9 miles and a minimum of 14 minutes from Moscow, ID to Pullman, WA, to over 958 miles and a minimum of 15 hours on the road from St Charles, ID to Port Angeles, WA. The shortest route from Idaho to Washington is along the I-84 corridor; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-82 W, passing through Kennewick and Ellensburg, WA.
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.
Washington State’s nickname, “The Evergreen State,” doesn’t do justice to the vast geography of this Pacific Northwestern state. Although lush rainforests do flourish in the central part of the state, glaciers, islands and fjords are part of the state’s Pacific Coast landscape, while the Cascade Mountain range is found in the drier, eastern area. Likewise, the rain that the Washington’s most populous city, Seattle, is known for is not typical of the whole state. A dry, semi-arid climate is found in the east, while the mountains are known for deep snows in the winter that make snow chains a November to April requirement for trucking and freight services operating in Washington State. Washington freight and shipping is concentrated in Seattle and along the coast, and Spokane is a smaller center for Washington freight and trucking.
Idaho to Washington Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Idaho and Washington 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 Texas 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.