Kansas to Alabama Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Kansas City to Birmingham is a very heavily traveled route.
The Kansas City, KS to Birmingham, AL shipping lane is a 691 mile haul that takes more than 11 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Kansas to Alabama ranges from a minimum of 534 miles and a minimum of 9 hours from Pittsburg, KS to Hamilton, AL, to over 1,296 miles and a minimum of 20 hours on the road from St Francis, KS to Ozark, AL. The shortest route from Kansas to Alabama is along the I-22 corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-70 E, passing through Chesterfield, MO instead of Memphis, TN.
Kansas’ reputation as America’s heartland is well deserved. Equidistant from both the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous United States is located in Smith County, Kansas, near the city of Lebanon. Home to legendary Old West cow town Dodge City and part of the historic Santa Fe Trail, Kansas is bordered by Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri and shares with Missouri its most populous area—the Kansas part of Kansas City, which straddles the state line.
The manufacturing sector is responsible for much of Kansas’ industry, with the aerospace industry making up the majority of the state’s manufacturing jobs. Spirit Aero systems and Cessna are two of the best-known aerospace manufacturers in the state. Other well-known industrial names that call Kansas home include Sprint-Nextel, General Motors and Garmin. Oil and natural gas are other major industries in Kansas; the state ranks 8th in the nation for production of both resources.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
Kansas to Alabama Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Kansas and Alabama are largely agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Kansas and Alabama 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.