Illinois to Alabama freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; especially the route from Chicago to Montgomery being a very busy lane.
The Chicago, IL to Montgomery, AL route is a 752 mile haul that takes over 11 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Illinois to Alabama ranges from a minimum of 292 miles and 5 hours from Mounds, IL to Huntsville, AL, and over 1,002 miles and a minimum of 15 hours on the road from Rockford, IL to Mobile, AL. The shortest route from Illinois to Alabama along theI-65 S; but there is a more westerly route that uses the I-57 S heading through Champaign, IL.
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.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
Illinois to Alabama Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Illinois is mainly industrial and Alabama is mainly agricultural, having many food processing and distribution centers we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailers, as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Illinois and Alabama are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for heavy haul freight shipments that require lowboy or RGN trailers for freight transportation, as well.