Indiana to Illinois Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Indianapolis to Springfield is a very heavily traveled route.
The Indianapolis, IN to Springfield, IL shipping lane is a 212 mile trip that takes more than 3 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Indiana to Illinois ranges from a minimum of 15 miles and under an hour on the road from Covington, IN to Tilton, IL, to over 464 miles and a minimum of 7 hours on the road from Angola, IN to Unity, IL. The shortest route from Indiana to Illinois is along the I-74; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-70 W, passing through Cowden, IL instead of Crawfordsville, IN.
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 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 to Illinois Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Indiana and Illinois are mostly 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 Indiana and Illinois 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.