Montana to Idaho Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Helena to Twin Falls is a very heavily traveled route.
The Helena, MT to Twin Falls, ID shipping lane is a 428 mile haul that takes more than 6 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Montana to Idaho ranges from a minimum of 35 miles and a minimum of 40 minutes from Taft, MT to Pinehurst, ID, to over 1,022 miles and a minimum of 16 hours on the road from Plentywood, MT and Rockville, ID. The shortest route from Montana to Idaho is along the I-80 W corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-70 W, traveling through Kansas City, KS instead of Des Moines, IA.
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.
One of America’s foremost agricultural states, Idaho is sparsely populated, but well connected. Bordered by Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Canada, the major cities of Idaho Falls and Boise are situated in the south-east and south-west of the state.
Despite its landlocked position, western Idaho has a primarily maritime climate, tempering the potential severity of the winter weather in this northern state. The south and east of the state have a semi-arid climate, similar to that of central states on the plains. Most of Idaho, particularly its center, is covered by forest. The major road networks serve the far south, north and east of the state, with the center and west relying primarily on state road networks.
Montana to Idaho Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Montana and Idaho are mainly agricultural, 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 Montana and Idaho 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.