Kansas to Wyoming Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Wichita to Casper is a very heavily traveled route.
The Wichita, KS to Casper, WY freight shipping lane is a 786 mile haul that takes more than 10 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Kansas to Wyoming ranges from a minimum of 221 miles and over 3 hours on the road from St Francis, KS to Egbert, WY, to over 1,284 miles and a minimum driving time of 19 hours on the road from Baxter Springs, KS to Tower Junction, WY. The shortest route from Kansas to Wyoming is along the I-70 W; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-80 W, passing through Paxton, NE instead of Denver, 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.
Wyoming is the 10th largest state in the US but surprisingly has the lowest population in the country. With the majority of the state being covered by the Rocky Mountains and the rest of the state is covered in a high elevation prairie also know as the High Plains. Since most of the states land is owned by the federal government, it houses two national recreation parks, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone park, along with wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries, historic sites as well as a couple national monuments and national forests.
Wyoming’s economy is mainly driven by mineral extraction, the majority being coal but oil and natural gas are also being extracted along with trona, which is mined in the United States as the main source of sodium carbonate. Tourism is also another contributor to the economy with the national parks, Yellowstone for instance spreads across to some of Wyoming’s neighboring states, which include Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska.
Kansas to Wyoming Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Kansas is an agricultural state and Wyoming is mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, trucking rates will vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. 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 Wyoming 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.