Indiana to Michigan Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Indianapolis to Grand Rapids is a very heavily traveled route.
The Indianapolis, IN to Grand Rapids, MI shipping lane is a 257 mile trip that takes more than 4 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Indiana to Michigan ranges from a minimum of 4 miles and under an hour on the road from Granger, IN to Edwardsburg, MI, to over 666 miles and a minimum of 10 hours on the road from Solitude, IN to Cheboygan, MI. The shortest route from Indiana to Michigan is along the I-80 N; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-69 N, passing through Ashley, IN instead of Three Rivers, MI.
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.
Michigan, the Great Lakes State, is made up of two peninsulas surrounded by the world’s largest freshwater lakes. Southeast Michigan, the most densely populated part of the state, is home to the Detroit Metro Area and the American automotive industry. Further north, there’s lumber, mining and furniture manufacturing. Michigan borders Ontario, Canada to the east and north, across lakes Huron and Superior. Indiana and Ohio are to the south, and Illinois and Wisconsin are to the west, across Lake Michigan. Detroit is approximately 300 miles east of Chicago and 250 miles west of Toronto, Canada. Michigan is warm and humid in the summer, cold and snowy in the winter. Michigan’s climate sometimes causes delays in trucking.
Indiana to Michigan Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Indiana and Michigan 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 Michigan 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.