Louisiana to Pennsylvania Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Baton Rouge to Pittsburgh is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baton Rouge, LA to Pittsburgh, PA shipping lane is a 1,147 mile haul that takes more than 17 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Louisiana to Pennsylvania ranges from a minimum of 964 miles and a minimum of 15 hours on the road from Oak Grove, LA to Waynesburg, PA, to over 1,507 miles and a minimum of 23 hours on the road from Vinton, LA to Hallstead, PA. The shortest route from Louisiana to Pennsylvania is along the I-59 N corridor; however there is a more westerly route that uses the I-55 N, TN, traveling through Memphis, TN instead of Birmingham, AL.
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.
Straddling three regions of the country—east coast, midwest and south—Pennsylvania borders New York and New Jersey to the north and east, Ohio and Lake Erie to the west and Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia to the south. Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city and Pittsburgh is a distant second; both cities are known as twentieth century industrial powerhouses and are charging into the twenty-first century with knowledge and service-based economies.
In addition to Lake Erie, the Delaware Estuary and Delaware River are important bodies of water in Pennsylvania. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Allegheny Plateau, Ridge and Valley to the Atlantic Coastal Plain through Piedmont and the Erie Plain, Pennsylvania has a varied landscape that supports farming, manufacturing, development and tourism.
Louisiana to Pennsylvania Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Louisiana is mainly agricultural, and Pennsylvania is mostly industrial, 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 Pennsylvania 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.