Michigan to New Jersey Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; the route from Grand Rapids to Atlantic City is primarily a very busy lane.
The Grand Rapids, MI to Atlantic City, NJ route is a 778 mile haul that takes more than 11 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Michigan to New Jersey ranges from a minimum of 567 miles and 9 hours from Monroe, MI to Trenton, NJ to over 918 miles and a minimum of 14 hours on the road from Cheboygan, MI to Ocean City, NJ. The shortest route from Michigan to New Jersey is along the I-76 corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-80 E traveling through Pennsylvania and Ohio.
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.
New Jersey’s state motto, “liberty and prosperity,” describes this second-wealthiest of the 50 US states well. The Garden State’s warm, humid summers, temperate spring and fall seasons and snowy winters help foster the rural agricultural areas that lie between metropolitan New York City to the north, Philadelphia to the south and the famous Jersey Shore along the Atlantic Ocean to the east. New Jersey’s largest cities are Newark, Jersey City and Patterson. State capitol Trenton’s motto, “Trenton makes, the world takes,” sums up New Jersey’s welcoming attitude toward commerce.
Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates for Michigan to New Jersey vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Michigan and New Jersey Industries are more industrial than agricultural, with manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Michigan and New Jersey are running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for heavy haul shipments as well.