Indiana to Washington Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Indianapolis to Tacoma is a very heavily traveled route.
The Indianapolis, IN to Tacoma, WA shipping lane is a 2,263 mile trip that takes more than 33 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Indiana to Washington ranges from a minimum of 1,823 miles and over 26 hours on the road from Crown Point, IN to Spokane Valley, WA, to over 2,415 miles and a minimum of 36 hours on the road from Patriot, IN to Bellingham, WA. The shortest route from Indiana to Washington is along the I-90 W; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-70 W, passing through Kansas City, KS instead of Cedar Rapids, IA.
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.
Washington State’s nickname, “The Evergreen State,” doesn’t do justice to the vast geography of this Pacific Northwestern state. Although lush rainforests do flourish in the central part of the state, glaciers, islands and fjords are part of the state’s Pacific Coast landscape, while the Cascade Mountain range is found in the drier, eastern area. Likewise, the rain that the Washington’s most populous city, Seattle, is known for is not typical of the whole state. A dry, semi-arid climate is found in the east, while the mountains are known for deep snows in the winter that make snow chains a November to April requirement for trucking and freight services operating in Washington State. Washington freight and shipping is concentrated in Seattle and along the coast, and Spokane is a smaller center for Washington freight and trucking.
Indiana to Washington Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Indiana is mostly industrial, and Washington 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 to Washington 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.