Montana to Arizona shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Helena to Phoenix is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Helena, MT to Phoenix, AZ shipping lane is a 1,141 mile haul that takes more than 16 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Montana to Arizona ranges from a minimum of 680 miles and 10 hours from Monida, MT to Lechee, AZ, to over 1,563 miles and a minimum of 23 hours on the road from Medicine Lake, MT to Bisbee, AZ. The shortest route from Montana to Arizona is along the I-15 S; however, there is a more westerly route that uses the US-93 S traveling through Twin Falls, ID and Phoenix, AZ.
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.
Arizona is one of the “four corners” states and home to the Grand Canyon. It shares one point with Colorado and borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California. It also shares a 389-mile-long border with the country of Mexico. The southern part of the state is known for its desert climate, while the northern part has dense forests with variable weather. More than half of the state is made up of mountains, valleys and plateaus, with slightly over 12,500 feet between its highest and lowest points. The diverse climate and scenery draw an astounding number of people to the state each year, making tourism one of Arizona’s top industries. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is the most densely populated part of the state, and it is home to 65 percent of the state’s residents. Tucson and Flagstaff are also centers for Arizona freight and trucking.
Montana to Arizona Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Montana is mainly agricultural, and Arizona is mainly industrial, 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 Arizona. 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.