Louisiana to Utah Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Baton Rouge to Provo is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baton Rouge, LA to Provo, UT shipping lane is a 1,625 mile haul that takes more than 25 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Louisiana to Utah ranges from a minimum of 1,099 miles and a minimum of 17 hours from Vivian, LA to White Mesa, UT, to over 1,922 miles and a minimum of 28 hours on the road from White Kitchen, LA to Cedar Creek, UT. The shortest route from Louisiana to Utah is along the I-40 W corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the US-287 W, traveling through Trinidad, CO instead of Albuquerque, NM.
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.
Almost all of Utah’s nearly three million inhabitants live among the valleys of the Wasatch Front. As a result, much of the state is largely uninhabited and unspoiled. To the west of the I-15, the landscape is broadly desert. To the south and east, the soft sandstone has been etched by wind and weather over time to form stunning natural sculptures. Dotted throughout the state are pine forests, valleys and basins.
The climate is semi-arid or desert, with moisture coming chiefly from Pacific Ocean storms or Gulf of California monsoons. Winter inversions are common, especially around the basins, causing haze and freezing fog. Tornados are unusual, but wildfires are increasingly common due to the high summer temperatures and dry climate.
Louisiana to Utah Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Louisiana is mainly agricultural, and Utah 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 Utah 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.