Montana to Texas shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Helena to Austin is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Helena, MT to Austin, TX shipping lane is a 1,707 mile haul that takes more than 25 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Montana to Texas ranges from a minimum of 983 miles and 16 hours from West Yellowstone, MT to Dalhart, TX, to over 2,232 miles and a minimum of 32 hours on the road from Fortine, MT to Harlingen, TX. The shortest route from Montana to Texas is along the I-25 S; however, there is a more easterly route that uses the US-287 S traveling through Lamar, CO instead of Pueblo, CO.
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.
No other state moves materials like Texas. Not only is Texas geographically the largest state in the continental United States, it also draws the most revenue from exports. Most of its major industries are in the natural resources, agricultural, and manufacturing sectors, which means that freight never stops flowing. We hear that Texas even takes cargo into orbit every once in a while. Texas spans seven major geographic regions ranging from sun-blasted deserts and hill country to semitropical coastal plains. Cities like Austin, Houston and Dallas dominate the state’s economy and consistently attract new businesses. Due to its size, shipping across the state is a taxing job, but Freight Rate Central’s trucking and freight team are more than up to the task. No matter the size of your order, we can move your cargo through Texas quickly and professionally.
Montana to Texas Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Montana is mainly agricultural and Texas 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 Texas. 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.