Michigan to Florida Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Detroit to Miami is a very heavily traveled route.
The Detroit to Miami freight shipping lane is a 1,383 mile haul that takes more than 20 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Michigan to Florida ranges from a minimum of 900 miles and 14 hours from Monroe, MI, to Pensacola, Fl, to over 1,452 miles and a minimum driving time of 21 hours on the road from Grand Rapids, Mi to Miami, Fl. The shortest route from Michigan to Florida is along the I-75N; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-77 N, passing through Columbus, OH and Charlotte, NC rather than Atlanta, Ga.
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.
Florida is a state that has an incredibly long coastline with many islands and peninsulas. Most of the state has a sub-tropical climate, with temperatures that often top 100° F in the summer. Most major shipping and trucking delays in Florida are related to hurricanes and tropical storms, which regularly affect various part of the state, especially on the east coast. Look out for hurricanes and tropical storms from June through November. Florida’s largest cities, all with populations of over a million in their metropolitan areas, are Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. However, Florida has many medium-sized cities and industrial areas along its coasts; shipping tends to be distributed over a large area in Florida.
Michigan to Florida Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Michigan is mainly industrial and Florida is largely agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Michigan and Florida 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.