Indiana to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Indianapolis to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 900 mile trip that takes more than 13 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Indiana to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 469 miles and over 8 hours on the road from Mt Vernon, IN to Chickasaw, LA, to over 1,164 miles and a minimum of 17 hours on the road from Angola, IN to Starks, LA. The shortest route from Indiana to Louisiana is along the I-55 S; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-59 S, passing through Birmingham, AL instead of Memphis, TN.
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.
Home to alligators and Mardi Gras, oil refineries and shrimp boats, Louisiana is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east, Texas to the West, Arkansas to the North and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The state’s capital city is Baton Rouge, but the cultural capital of Louisiana is without a doubt New Orleans, where the state’s French and Spanish heritage are always on display. The most tropical of all the contiguous US states, Louisiana is known for its short winters and long sultry summers, and for the hurricanes and tropical storms that sometimes sweep the Gulf Coast and flood the state’s swampy lowlands.
Louisiana’s economy is based upon the state’s abundant natural and agricultural resources, whether for products they produce or for the tourism these resources generate. Important agricultural products include seafood—Louisiana supplies 90 percent of the world’s crawfish—cotton, soybeans, sugarcane and rice. Other agricultural products include cattle, poultry and dairy products. The state’s oil and coal products are also key to industry, as are chemical products, paper products and processed food.
Indiana to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Indiana is mostly industrial, and Louisiana is mainly agricultural, 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 Louisiana 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.