Illinois to Wyoming Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Chicago to Casper is a very heavily traveled route.
The Chicago, IL to Casper, WY freight shipping lane is a 1,125 mile haul that takes more than 16 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Illinois to Wyoming ranges from a minimum of 795 miles and over 11 hours on the road from Gulf Port, IL to Cheyenne, WY, to over 1,550 miles and a minimum driving time of 24 hours on the road from Metropolis, IL to Tower Junction, WY. The shortest route from Illinois to Wyoming is along the I-80 W; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-90 W, passing through Rapid City, SD instead of Des Moines, IA.
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.
Wyoming is the 10th largest state in the US but surprisingly has the lowest population in the country. With the majority of the state being covered by the Rocky Mountains and the rest of the state is covered in a high elevation prairie also know as the High Plains. Since most of the states land is owned by the federal government, it houses two national recreation parks, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone park, along with wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries, historic sites as well as a couple national monuments and national forests.
Wyoming’s economy is mainly driven by mineral extraction, the majority being coal but oil and natural gas are also being extracted along with trona, which is mined in the United States as the main source of sodium carbonate. Tourism is also another contributor to the economy with the national parks, Yellowstone for instance spreads across to some of Wyoming’s neighboring states, which include Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska.
Illinois to Wyoming Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Illinois and Wyoming are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, trucking rates will vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. 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 Wyoming 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.