Montana to Pennsylvania Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Helena to Pittsburgh is a very heavily traveled route.
The Helena, MT to Pittsburgh, PA shipping lane is a 1,904 mile haul that takes more than 29 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Montana to Pennsylvania ranges from a minimum of 1,489 miles and a minimum of 22 hours from Baker, MT to Erie, PA, to over 2,525 miles and a minimum of 38 hours on the road from Troy, MT to Philadelphia, PA. The shortest route from Oregon to Pennsylvania is along the I-94 E corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-90 E, traveling through Cedar Rapids, IA and Columbus, OH.
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.
Straddling three regions of the country—east coast, midwest and south—Pennsylvania borders New York and New Jersey to the north and east, Ohio and Lake Erie to the west and Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia to the south. Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city and Pittsburgh is a distant second; both cities are known as twentieth century industrial powerhouses and are charging into the twenty-first century with knowledge and service-based economies.
In addition to Lake Erie, the Delaware Estuary and Delaware River are important bodies of water in Pennsylvania. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Allegheny Plateau, Ridge and Valley to the Atlantic Coastal Plain through Piedmont and the Erie Plain, Pennsylvania has a varied landscape that supports farming, manufacturing, development and tourism.
Montana to Pennsylvania Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Montana is mainly agricultural, and Pennsylvania are mainly industrial, 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 Pennsylvania 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.