Louisiana to Texas Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Baton Rouge to Austin is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baton Rouge, LA to Austin, TX shipping lane is a 435 mile haul that takes more than 7 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Louisiana to Texas ranges from a minimum of 11 miles and a minimum of 15 minutes from Starks, LA to Forest Heights, TX, to over 921 miles and a minimum of 14 hours on the road from Shelburn, LA to Cornudas, TX. The shortest route from Louisiana to Texas is along the I-10 W corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the US-290 W, traveling through Spring, TX instead of Dallas, TX.
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.
No other state moves materials like Texas. Not only is Texas geographically the largest state in the continental United States, it also draws the most revenue from exports. Most of its major industries are in the natural resources, agricultural, and manufacturing sectors, which means that freight never stops flowing. We hear that Texas even takes cargo into orbit every once in a while. Texas spans seven major geographic regions ranging from sun-blasted deserts and hill country to semitropical coastal plains. Cities like Austin, Houston and Dallas dominate the state’s economy and consistently attract new businesses. Due to its size, shipping across the state is a taxing job, but Freight Rate Central’s trucking and freight team are more than up to the task. No matter the size of your order, we can move your cargo through Texas quickly and professionally.
Louisiana to Texas Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Louisiana is mainly agricultural, and Texas 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 Texas 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.