Kansas to Arizona Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Kansas City to Tucson is a very heavily traveled route.
The Kansas City, KS to Tucson, AZ shipping lane is a 1,200 mile haul that takes more than 19 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Kansas to Arizona ranges from a minimum of 668 miles and a minimum of 10 hours from Wallace, KS to Chambers, AZ, to over 1,382 miles and a minimum of 22 hours on the road from Overland Park, KS to Somerton, AZ. The shortest route from Kansas to Arizona is along the US-54 W corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-40 W, passing through Amarillo, TX and Oklahoma City, OK.
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.
Arizona is one of the “four corners” states and home to the Grand Canyon. It shares one point with Colorado and borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California. It also shares a 389-mile-long border with the country of Mexico. The southern part of the state is known for its desert climate, while the northern part has dense forests with variable weather. More than half of the state is made up of mountains, valleys and plateaus, with slightly over 12,500 feet between its highest and lowest points. The diverse climate and scenery draw an astounding number of people to the state each year, making tourism one of Arizona’s top industries. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is the most densely populated part of the state, and it is home to 65 percent of the state’s residents. Tucson and Flagstaff are also centers for Arizona freight and trucking.
Kansas to Arizona Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Kansas is largely agricultural, and Arizona is mainly industrial, 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 California 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.