Montana to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Helena to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Helena, MT to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 1,972 mile haul that takes more than 28 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Montana to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 1,363 miles and a minimum of 20 hours from Broadus, MT to Springhill, LA, to over 2,322 miles and a minimum of 34 hours on the road from Whitefish, MT to Pearl River, LA. The shortest route from Montana to Louisiana is along the I-25 S corridor; however, there’s also a more westerly route that uses the I-35 S, passing through Wichita, KS and Dallas, TX.
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.
Home to alligators and Mardi Gras, oil refineries and shrimp boats, Louisiana is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east, Texas to the West, Arkansas to the North and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The state’s capital city is Baton Rouge, but the cultural capital of Louisiana is without a doubt New Orleans, where the state’s French and Spanish heritage are always on display. The most tropical of all the contiguous US states, Louisiana is known for its short winters and long sultry summers, and for the hurricanes and tropical storms that sometimes sweep the Gulf Coast and flood the state’s swampy lowlands.
Louisiana’s economy is based upon the state’s abundant natural and agricultural resources, whether for products they produce or for the tourism these resources generate. Important agricultural products include seafood—Louisiana supplies 90 percent of the world’s crawfish—cotton, soybeans, sugarcane and rice. Other agricultural products include cattle, poultry and dairy products. The state’s oil and coal products are also key to industry, as are chemical products, paper products and processed food.
Montana to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Montana and Louisiana are mainly an agricultural state, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Montana and Louisiana 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.