Kansas to Colorado Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Kansas City to Colorado Springs is a very heavily traveled route.
The Kansas City, KS to Colorado Springs, CO shipping lane is a 585 mile haul that takes more than 8 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Kansas to Colorado ranges from a minimum of 16 miles and under an hour from Coolidge, KS to Granada, CO, to over 911 miles and a minimum of 14 hours on the road from Lansing, KS to Dove Creek, CO. The shortest route from Kansas to Colorado is along the I-70 W corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the US-40 W, passing through Cheyenne Wells, CO instead of Burlington, CO.
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.
Thanks in part to its high elevation, Colorado’s weather patterns are largely dictated by the terrain of mountains and valleys, as well as arid plains. Its climate is generally semi-arid, with an alpine climate in the high mountains. Extreme weather is not uncommon, with heavy hailstorms and thunderstorms. Wildfires have become an increasingly severe problem, thanks to prolonged high temperatures and droughts in the plains.
The I-70 cuts across Colorado from east to west. Colorado trucking companies frequently carry goods along this route internally, connecting Fort Collins to Pueblo via Denver and Boulder. Colorado freight companies traveling east to west on I-70 (or northwest on I-76) also travel through the state capital of Denver in transit between Utah and Kansas. Colorado is well served by a network of state roads cutting through forests and the Rocky Mountains.
Kansas to Colorado Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Kansas and Colorado 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 Colorado 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.