Illinois to Ohio shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Springfield to Cleveland is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Springfield, IL to Cleveland, OH shipping lane is a 519 mile haul that takes more than 8 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Illinois to Ohio ranges from a minimum of 167 miles and 3 hours from Lansing, IL to Montpelier, OH, to over 551 miles and a minimum of 9 hours on the road from Freeport, IL to South Point, OH. The shortest route from Illinois to Ohio is along I-55 N and I-90 E; however, there is a more northerly route that uses the I-44 E traveling through South Bend, 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.
Almost Home of the Mighty Buckeyes, Ohio links the northeast to the midwest and contains some of the busiest trucking routes in the country. Ohio is within a one-day drive of 50 percent of US residents and 70 percent of North America’s manufacturing capacity. Bordered to the north by Lake Erie, an important cargo port area and to the south by the Ohio River, Ohio’s nearest neighbors are Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ontario, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Ohio’s climate ranges from mild to the south to cooler to the north, where severe lake effect snowstorms are not uncommon in the winter, making travel in the north treacherous during the worst parts of the winter. Major cities include Ohio’s capitol, Columbus, along with Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton and Akron
Illinois to Ohio Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Illinois and Ohio is mainly an industrial state, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Heavy Haul Trucking services are also common from Illinois to Ohio. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers 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.