Louisiana to Indiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Baton Rouge to Fort Wayne is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baton Rouge, LA to Fort Wayne, IN freight shipping lane is a 973 mile haul that takes more than 15 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Louisiana to Indiana ranges from a minimum of 472 miles and over 8 hours on the road from Kilbourne, LA to Solitude, IN, to over 1,168 miles and a minimum driving time of 17 hours on the road from Vinton, LA to Fremont, IN. The shortest route from Louisiana to Indiana is along the I-55 N corridor; however there is a more easterly route that uses the I-59 N, traveling through Birmingham, AL and Nashville, TN.
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.
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.
Louisiana to Indiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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.