Montana to North Dakota Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Helena to Fargo is a very heavily traveled route.
The Helena, MT to Fargo, ND freight shipping lane is a 807 mile haul that takes more than 12 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Montana to North Dakota ranges from a minimum of 11 miles and under an hour on the road from Wibaux, MT to Beach, ND, to over 1,116 miles and a minimum driving time of 18 hours on the road from Libby, MT to Fairmount, ND. The shortest route from Montana to North Dakota is along I-94 E; however, there’s also a more southern route that uses the US-12 E, passing through Townsend, MT and Forsyth, MT.
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.
North Dakota is located at the heart of the continent and borders on Canada. Shipping from, through or to North Dakota is simple to plan using FRC Logistics’ online quote generator. Our unique and intuitive instant online tool can help you find accurate and timely prices whether you are shipping a full consignment, looking for an LTL deal or have a specialist item that needs to be moved through the upper Midwest.
North Dakota is currently enjoying a boom in natural resources, primarily oil extraction, and has enjoyed the fastest-growing economy in the USA for the last five years. As well as the oil industry, agriculture, mineral extraction and food processing are key industries. The flat prairie land and climate are ideal for growing legumes, oilseeds and cereal crops. Machinery, particularly for use in mineral extraction and farming, is routinely transported along North Dakota’s road network.
Montana to North Dakota Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Montana is mostly agricultural, and North Dakota is mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, trucking rates will vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. We see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Montana and North Dakota 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.