Louisiana to New York Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Baton Rouge to Buffalo is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baton Rouge, LA to Buffalo, NY shipping lane is a 1,360 mile haul that takes more than 20 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Louisiana to New York ranges from a minimum of 1,254 miles and a minimum of 20 hours from Angie, LA to Brooklyn, NY, to over 1,810 miles and a minimum of 26 hours on the road from Vinton, LA to Champlain, NY. The shortest route from Louisiana to New York is along the I-59 N corridor; however there is a more easterly route that uses the I-95 N, traveling through Richmond, VA instead of Knoxville, 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.
The ‘Empire State’ has an exceptional economic location for New York trucking companies, as it neighbors six states and a number of America’s most prosperous cities. It also shares a border with Canada’s economic centers: Toronto and Montreal. New York’s close proximity to major US cities has created a boom in the freight trucking industry, especially with routes to Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, with their strong automotive, heavy manufacturing, publishing, printing, biomedical, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. Within the state itself, the major routes for New York freight companies are between New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. New York’s geography and climate creates unique challenges in terms of shipping. It has varied terrain with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes—and a number of microclimates. The great variance in weather, between humid summers and bitterly cold winters, poses further challenges, as do New York’s strict commercial shipping regulations.
Louisiana to New York Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Louisiana is mainly agricultural, and New York 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 New York 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.