Illinois to Arizona freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; especially the route from Chicago to Phoenix being a very busy lane.
The Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ route is a 1,753 mile haul that takes over 26 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Illinois to Arizona ranges from a minimum of 1,227 miles and over 18 hours from Madison, IL to Sanders, AZ, and over 1,971 miles and a minimum of 28 hours on the road from Rockford, IL to Yuma, AZ. The shortest route from Illinois is Michigan along the I-40 W; but there is a more northerly route that uses US-54 W that crosses through Kansas City, MO and Des Moines, IA.
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.
Arizona is one of the “four corners” states and home to the Grand Canyon. It shares one point with Colorado and borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California. It also shares a 389-mile-long border with the country of Mexico. The southern part of the state is known for its desert climate, while the northern part has dense forests with variable weather. More than half of the state is made up of mountains, valleys and plateaus, with slightly over 12,500 feet between its highest and lowest points. The diverse climate and scenery draw an astounding number of people to the state each year, making tourism one of Arizona’s top industries. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is the most densely populated part of the state, and it is home to 65 percent of the state’s residents. Tucson and Flagstaff are also centers for Arizona freight and trucking.
Illinois to Arizona Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Illinois and Arizona are both mainly industrial states, with many manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by step deck trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Illinois and Arizona 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.