Indiana to New York Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Indianapolis to Buffalo is a very heavily traveled route.
The Indianapolis, IN to Buffalo, NY shipping lane is a 504 mile trip that takes more than 7 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Indiana to New York ranges from a minimum of 299 miles and over 4 hours on the road from Berlien, IN to French Creek, NY, to over 1,031 miles and a minimum of 16 hours on the road from Solitude, IN to Champlain, NY. The shortest route from Indiana to New York is along the I-70 E; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-69 N, passing through Detroit, MI instead of Columbus, OH.
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.
The ‘Empire State’ has an exceptional economic location for New York trucking companies, as it neighbors six states and a number of America’s most prosperous cities. It also shares a border with Canada’s economic centers: Toronto and Montreal. New York’s close proximity to major US cities has created a boom in the freight trucking industry, especially with routes to Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, with their strong automotive, heavy manufacturing, publishing, printing, biomedical, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. Within the state itself, the major routes for New York freight companies are between New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. New York’s geography and climate creates unique challenges in terms of shipping. It has varied terrain with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes—and a number of microclimates. The great variance in weather, between humid summers and bitterly cold winters, poses further challenges, as do New York’s strict commercial shipping regulations.
Indiana to New York Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Indiana and New York 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 New York 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.