Illinois to Pennsylvania Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Chicago to Pittsburgh is a very heavily traveled route.
The Chicago, IL to Pittsburgh, PA shipping lane is a 460 mile haul that takes more than 7 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Illinois to Pennsylvania ranges from a minimum of 432 miles and a minimum of 6 hours from Orland Park, IL to New Castle, PA, to over 995 miles and a minimum of 15 hours on the road from East Hannibal, IL to Dingmans Ferry, PA. The shortest route from Illinois to Pennsylvania is along the I-90 E corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-80 E, traveling through Columbia City, 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.
Straddling three regions of the country—east coast, midwest and south—Pennsylvania borders New York and New Jersey to the north and east, Ohio and Lake Erie to the west and Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia to the south. Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city and Pittsburgh is a distant second; both cities are known as twentieth century industrial powerhouses and are charging into the twenty-first century with knowledge and service-based economies.
In addition to Lake Erie, the Delaware Estuary and Delaware River are important bodies of water in Pennsylvania. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Allegheny Plateau, Ridge and Valley to the Atlantic Coastal Plain through Piedmont and the Erie Plain, Pennsylvania has a varied landscape that supports farming, manufacturing, development and tourism.
Illinois to Pennsylvania Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Illinois and Pennsylvania are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. We also see a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Illinois and Pennsylvania 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.