Montana to Utah shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Helena to Salt Lake City is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Helena, MT to Salt Lake City, UT freight shipping lane is a 483 mile haul that takes more than 6 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Montana to Utah ranges from a minimum of 248 miles and 4 hours from West Yellowstone, MT to Tremonton, UT, to over 1,216 miles and a minimum of 18 hours on the road from Raymond, MT to Springdale, UT. The shortest route from Montana to Utah is along the I-15 S; however, there is a more easterly route that uses the I-80 W traveling through Casper and Rock Springs, WY.
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.
Almost all of Utah’s nearly three million inhabitants live among the valleys of the Wasatch Front. As a result, much of the state is largely uninhabited and unspoiled. To the west of the I-15, the landscape is broadly desert. To the south and east, the soft sandstone has been etched by wind and weather over time to form stunning natural sculptures. Dotted throughout the state are pine forests, valleys and basins.
The climate is semi-arid or desert, with moisture coming chiefly from Pacific Ocean storms or Gulf of California monsoons. Winter inversions are common, especially around the basins, causing haze and freezing fog. Tornados are unusual, but wildfires are increasingly common due to the high summer temperatures and dry climate.
Montana to Utah Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Montana is mainly agricultural, and Utah 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 Utah. 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.