Michigan to Ohio shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Grand Rapids to Cincinnati is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Grand Rapids, MI to Cincinnati, OH shipping lane is a 362 mile haul that takes more than 5 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Michigan to Ohio ranges from a minimum of 8 miles and a few minutes from Waldron, MI to Fayette, OH, to over 548 miles and a minimum of 9 hours on the road from Cheboygan, MI to Portsmouth, OH. The shortest route from Michigan to Ohio is along I-75 S; however, there is a more westerly route that uses the US-31 S and I-74 traveling through Indianapolis, IN instead of Dayton, OH.
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.
Almost Home of the Mighty Buckeyes, Ohio links the northeast to the midwest and contains some of the busiest trucking routes in the country. Ohio is within a one-day drive of 50 percent of US residents and 70 percent of North America’s manufacturing capacity. Bordered to the north by Lake Erie, an important cargo port area and to the south by the Ohio River, Ohio’s nearest neighbors are Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ontario, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Ohio’s climate ranges from mild to the south to cooler to the north, where severe lake effect snowstorms are not uncommon in the winter, making travel in the north treacherous during the worst parts of the winter. Major cities include Ohio’s capitol, Columbus, along with Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton and Akron
Michigan to Ohio Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Michigan and Ohio are mainly an industrial state, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Heavy Haul Trucking services are also common from Michigan to Ohio. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers 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.