Illinois to Utah freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; especially the route from Chicago to Provo being a very busy lane.
The Chicago, IL to Provo, UT route is a 1,414 mile haul that takes over 21 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Illinois to Utah ranges from a minimum of 1,168 miles and 18 hours from Fall Creek, IL to Echo, UT, and over 1,626 miles and a minimum of 24 hours on the road from Orland Park, IL to Santa Clara, UT. The shortest route from Illinois to Utah along the I-80 W; but there is a more northerly route that uses the I-90 W heading through Sioux Falls, SD instead of Omaha, NE.
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 all of Utah’s nearly three million inhabitants live among the valleys of the Wasatch Front. As a result, much of the state is largely uninhabited and unspoiled. To the west of the I-15, the landscape is broadly desert. To the south and east, the soft sandstone has been etched by wind and weather over time to form stunning natural sculptures. Dotted throughout the state are pine forests, valleys and basins.
The climate is semi-arid or desert, with moisture coming chiefly from Pacific Ocean storms or Gulf of California monsoons. Winter inversions are common, especially around the basins, causing haze and freezing fog. Tornados are unusual, but wildfires are increasingly common due to the high summer temperatures and dry climate.
Illinois to Utah Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Illinois and Utah are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailers, as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Illinois and Utah 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.