Louisiana to Florida Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Baton Rouge to Tampa is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baton Rouge, LA to Tampa, FL shipping lane is a 712 mile haul that takes more than 10 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Louisiana to Florida ranges from a minimum of 169 miles and a minimum of 3 hours from White Kitchen, LA to Pensacola, FL, to over 1,135 miles and a minimum of 17 hours on the road from Vivian, LA to Fort Lauderdale, FL. The shortest route from Louisiana to Florida is along the I-10 E corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-75 S, traveling through Montgomery, AL instead of Tallahassee, FL.
Home to alligators and Mardi Gras, oil refineries and shrimp boats, Louisiana is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east, Texas to the West, Arkansas to the North and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The state’s capital city is Baton Rouge, but the cultural capital of Louisiana is without a doubt New Orleans, where the state’s French and Spanish heritage are always on display. The most tropical of all the contiguous US states, Louisiana is known for its short winters and long sultry summers, and for the hurricanes and tropical storms that sometimes sweep the Gulf Coast and flood the state’s swampy lowlands.
Louisiana’s economy is based upon the state’s abundant natural and agricultural resources, whether for products they produce or for the tourism these resources generate. Important agricultural products include seafood—Louisiana supplies 90 percent of the world’s crawfish—cotton, soybeans, sugarcane and rice. Other agricultural products include cattle, poultry and dairy products. The state’s oil and coal products are also key to industry, as are chemical products, paper products and processed food.
The Miami to Atlanta freight shipping lane is a 661 mile haul that takes more than 9 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Florida to Atlanta ranges from a minimum of 320 miles and 5 hours from Pensacola, Fl to Atlanta, GA to over 600 miles and a minimum of 9 hours on the road from Miami to Augusta. The shortest route from Florida to Georgia is along the I-75N corridor; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-95 N, passing through Savannah, GA rather than Valdosta, GA.
Louisiana to Florida Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Louisiana and Florida are mainly agricultural, 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 Louisiana and Florida 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.