Louisiana to Michigan Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Baton Rouge to Grand Rapids is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baton Rouge, LA to Grand Rapids, MI shipping lane is a 1,056 mile haul that takes more than 14 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Louisiana to Michigan ranges from a minimum of 767 miles and a minimum of 12 hours from Oak Grove, LA to New Buffalo, MI, to over 1,297 miles and a minimum of 18 hours on the road from New Orleans, LA to Mackinaw City, MI. The shortest route from Louisiana to Michigan is along the I-55 N corridor; however there is a more easterly route that uses the I-57 N, traveling through Dewitt, AR instead of Jackson, MS.
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.
Michigan, the Great Lakes State, is made up of two peninsulas surrounded by the world’s largest freshwater lakes. Southeast Michigan, the most densely populated part of the state, is home to the Detroit Metro Area and the American automotive industry. Further north, there’s lumber, mining and furniture manufacturing. Michigan borders Ontario, Canada to the east and north, across lakes Huron and Superior. Indiana and Ohio are to the south, and Illinois and Wisconsin are to the west, across Lake Michigan. Detroit is approximately 300 miles east of Chicago and 250 miles west of Toronto, Canada. Michigan is warm and humid in the summer, cold and snowy in the winter. Michigan’s climate sometimes causes delays in trucking.
Louisiana to Michigan Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Louisiana is mainly agricultural, and Michigan is an industrial state, 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 Michigan 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.