Kansas to New York Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Kansas City to Buffalo, NY is a very heavily traveled route.
The Kansas City, KS to Buffalo, NY shipping lane is a 985 mile haul that takes more than 15 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Kansas to New York ranges from a minimum of 924 miles and a minimum of 14 hours from Overland Park, KS to Ripley, NY, to over 1,795 miles and a minimum of 28 hours on the road from Richfield, KS to Plattsburgh, NY. The shortest route from Kansas to New York is along the I-70 E corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-90 E, passing through Springfield, IL instead of Indianapolis, IN.
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.
The ‘Empire State’ has an exceptional economic location for New York trucking companies, as it neighbors six states and a number of America’s most prosperous cities. It also shares a border with Canada’s economic centers: Toronto and Montreal. New York’s close proximity to major US cities has created a boom in the freight trucking industry, especially with routes to Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, with their strong automotive, heavy manufacturing, publishing, printing, biomedical, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. Within the state itself, the major routes for New York freight companies are between New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. New York’s geography and climate creates unique challenges in terms of shipping. It has varied terrain with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes—and a number of microclimates. The great variance in weather, between humid summers and bitterly cold winters, poses further challenges, as do New York’s strict commercial shipping regulations.
Kansas to New York Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Kansas is largely agricultural, and New York 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 New York 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.