Michigan to Arizona Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; the route from Grand Rapids to Flagstaff is a heavily traveled route.
The Grand Rapids, MI to Flagstaff AZ route is a 1,812 mile haul that takes more than 26 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Michigan to Arizona ranges from a minimum of 1,575 miles and 23 hours from Bridgman, MI to Sanders, AZ, and over 2,130 miles and a minimum of 31 hours on the road from Cheboygan, MI to Tucson, AZ. The shortest route from Michigan to Arizona is along the I-40 W; but there is a more northerly route that uses I-80 W that travels through Denver, CO and Des Moines, IA.
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.
Arizona is one of the “four corners” states and home to the Grand Canyon. It shares one point with Colorado and borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California. It also shares a 389-mile-long border with the country of Mexico. The southern part of the state is known for its desert climate, while the northern part has dense forests with variable weather. More than half of the state is made up of mountains, valleys and plateaus, with slightly over 12,500 feet between its highest and lowest points. The diverse climate and scenery draw an astounding number of people to the state each year, making tourism one of Arizona’s top industries. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is the most densely populated part of the state, and it is home to 65 percent of the state’s residents. Tucson and Flagstaff are also centers for Arizona freight and trucking.
Michigan and Arizona Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Michigan and Arizona are both mainly industrial states, with many manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers. Our more common dry van trucks in both Michigan and Arizona 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.