Illinois to Georgia freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; especially the route from Chicago to Atlanta being a very busy lane.
The Chicago, IL to Atlanta, GA route is a 716 mile haul that takes over 11 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Illinois to Georgia ranges from a minimum of 308 miles and 5 hours from Metropolis, IL to Dalton, GA, and over 1,029 miles and a minimum of 15 hours on the road from Rockford, IL to Valdosta, GA. The shortest route from Illinois to Georgia along the I-24 E and I-75 S; but there is a more easterly route that uses the I-65 S heading through Indianapolis, IN.
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.
Georgia, the Peach State, is on the Atlantic Ocean in the southeastern corner of the country. Its major metropolitan area, Atlanta, is the economic center of the southeast. The Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the Appalachian Mountain system, make up the northern part of the state, and the southern part of the state is a coastal plain. Along with the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia’s borders include Florida to the south, South Carolina to the east, Alabama to the west, and Tennessee and North Carolina to the north. Georgia is generally hot and humid in the summer and mild in the winter. It can be in the path of tropical storms or hurricanes during hurricane season (June 1 to November 30), and is occasionally affected by snow or ice in the winter. Georgia freight and shipping is concentrated in Atlanta and to a lesser degree, Savannah.
Illinois to Georgia Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Illinois and Georgia are more industrial than agricultural, with many manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Stepdeck trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Illinois and Georgia 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.