Kansas to Pennsylvania Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Wichita to Pittsburgh is a very heavily traveled route.
The Wichita, KS to Pittsburgh, PA shipping lane is a 1,039 mile haul that takes more than 16 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Kansas to Pennsylvania ranges from a minimum of 806 miles and a minimum of 12 hours on the road from Kansas City, KS to Claysville, PA, to over 1,618 miles and a minimum of 25 hours on the road from Vinton, LA to Hallstead, PA. The shortest route from Kansas to Pennsylvania is along the I-70 E corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-72 E, traveling through Champaign, IL instead of St Louis, MO.
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.
Straddling three regions of the country—east coast, midwest and south—Pennsylvania borders New York and New Jersey to the north and east, Ohio and Lake Erie to the west and Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia to the south. Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city and Pittsburgh is a distant second; both cities are known as twentieth century industrial powerhouses and are charging into the twenty-first century with knowledge and service-based economies.
In addition to Lake Erie, the Delaware Estuary and Delaware River are important bodies of water in Pennsylvania. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Allegheny Plateau, Ridge and Valley to the Atlantic Coastal Plain through Piedmont and the Erie Plain, Pennsylvania has a varied landscape that supports farming, manufacturing, development and tourism.
Kansas to Pennsylvania Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Kansas is mainly agricultural, and Pennsylvania is mostly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. We also see a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Kansas and Pennsylvania 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.