Illinois to Indiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Chicago to Fort Wayne is a very heavily traveled route.
The Chicago, IL to Fort Wayne, IN freight shipping lane is a 161 mile haul that takes more than 3 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Illinois to Indiana ranges from a minimum of 9 miles and just a few minutes on the road from Danville, IL to Foster, IN, to over 475 miles and a minimum driving time of 7 hours on the road from Olive Branch, IL to Fremont, IN. The shortest route from Illinois to Indiana is along the US-30 E corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the US-6 E, traveling through Westville and Walkerton, 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.
Indiana is a state on the mid-eastern side of the United States bordering Lake Michigan. Indiana is a state that operates on the industrial side of the economy, in fact, a large percentage of the states workforce has employment in the manufacturing section, making Indiana the leader for manufacturing employment in the United States. Indiana’s leading exports are heavy in the automotive industry with motor vehicles and auto parts, but also includes industrial and electrical equipment, pharmaceutical products, and medical equipment. Indiana also operates in the agricultural sector being the fifth largest producer of corn in the united states. Indiana’s main north-to-south artery is I-65, which runs from the southern end of the state from Kentucky, and continuing north through Indianapolis until it reaches the northern end the state, where it connects to the I-94 and I-90 where it continues into Michigan and Illinois. Also connecting Illinois to Ohio is the I-74 which runs from the eastern end of Indiana to the western end of the state.
Illinois to Indiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Illinois and Indiana are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Illinois and Indiana 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.