Kansas to Indiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Kansas City to Fort Wayne is a very heavily traveled route.
The Kansas City, KS to Fort Wayne, IN freight shipping lane is a 611 mile haul that takes more than 9 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Kansas to Indiana ranges from a minimum of 424 miles and over 6 hours on the road from Overland Park, KS to Youngstown, IN, to over 1,107 miles and a minimum driving time of 17 hours on the road from Elkhart, KS to Fremont, IN. The shortest route from Kansas to Indiana is along the I-70 E corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-72 E, traveling through Brookfield, MO and Springfield, IL.
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.
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.
Kansas to Indiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Kansas is mostly agricultural, and Indiana is mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Kansas and Indiana 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.