Michigan to Georgia Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Detroit to Atlanta is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Detroit to Atlanta shipping lane is a 726 mile haul that takes more than 11 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Michigan to Georgia ranges from a minimum of 629 miles and 10 hours from Coldwater, MI to Dalton, GA, to over 1,182 miles and a minimum of 18 hours on the road from Indian River, MI to Brunswick, GA. The shortest route from Michigan to Georgia is along I-75 S through Cincinnati, OH; however, there’s also a more western route that uses I-65 S passing through Louisville, KY.
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.
Georgia, the Peach State, is on the Atlantic Ocean in the southeastern corner of the country. Its major metropolitan area, Atlanta, is the economic center of the southeast. The Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the Appalachian Mountain system, make up the northern part of the state, and the southern part of the state is a coastal plain. Along with the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia’s borders include Florida to the south, South Carolina to the east, Alabama to the west, and Tennessee and North Carolina to the north. Georgia is generally hot and humid in the summer and mild in the winter. It can be in the path of tropical storms or hurricanes during hurricane season (June 1 to November 30), and is occasionally affected by snow or ice in the winter. Georgia freight and shipping is concentrated in Atlanta and to a lesser degree, Savannah.
Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates for Michigan to Georgia vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Michigan is mainly industrial and Georgia is mainly agricultural, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailers, as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Michigan and Georgia 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.