Michigan to Pennsylvania Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Detroit to Pittsburgh is a very heavily traveled route.
The Detroit, MI to Pittsburgh, PA shipping lane is a 284 mile haul that takes more than 5 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Michigan to Pennsylvania ranges from a minimum of 199 miles and a minimum of 3 hours from Temperance, MI to Hermitage, PA, to over 856 miles and a minimum of 13 hours on the road from Mackinaw City, MI to Philadelphia, PA. The shortest route from Michigan to Pennsylvania is along the I-80 E corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-70 E, traveling through Marion and Columbus, 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.
Straddling three regions of the country—east coast, midwest and south—Pennsylvania borders New York and New Jersey to the north and east, Ohio and Lake Erie to the west and Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia to the south. Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city and Pittsburgh is a distant second; both cities are known as twentieth century industrial powerhouses and are charging into the twenty-first century with knowledge and service-based economies.
In addition to Lake Erie, the Delaware Estuary and Delaware River are important bodies of water in Pennsylvania. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Allegheny Plateau, Ridge and Valley to the Atlantic Coastal Plain through Piedmont and the Erie Plain, Pennsylvania has a varied landscape that supports farming, manufacturing, development and tourism.
Michigan to Pennsylvania Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Michigan and Pennsylvania are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. We also see a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Illinois and Pennsylvania 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.