Montana to Alabama shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Helena to Montgomery is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Helena, MT to Montgomery, AL freight shipping lane is a 2,091 mile haul that takes more than 31 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Montana to Alabama ranges from a minimum of 1,426 miles and 21 hours from Hammond, MT to Red Bay, AL, to over 2,404 miles and a minimum of 37 hours on the road from Rexford, MT to Dothan, AL. The shortest route from Montana to Alabama is along the I-90 E; however, there is a more easterly route that uses the I-65 S traveling through Cedar Rapids, IA and St. Louis, MI.
Named after the Spanish for “mountainous country,” Montana contains numerous mountain ranges, many of which form part of the Rocky Mountains in the west of the state. Its unofficial nickname, Big Sky Country, refers to the huge expanses of flat open plains in the eastern part of Montana, which provide fertile ground for agriculture and ranching and cover 60% of the state’s territory.
The major cities of Montana include Missoula to the east, Billings in the south and Great Falls. State capital Helena, Butte and Bozeman are also major population centers. Thanks to its size, geography and the Continental Divide, the weather in Montana can vary dramatically. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the US was in Montana (-70ºF) and the valleys and mountains can attract fog that is difficult for even experienced Montana trucking companies to navigate.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
Montana to Alabama Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Montana and Alabama are mainly agricultural, 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 Montana to Alabama. 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.