New Jersey to Illinois Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Newark to Chicago is a very heavily traveled route.
The Newark to Chicago shipping lane is a 779 mile haul that takes more than 12 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from New Jersey to Illinois ranges from a minimum of 776 miles and 12 hours from Cherry Hill, NJ to Champaign, IL, to over 1,029 miles and a minimum of 16 hours on the road from Ocean City, NJ to Quincy, IL. The shortest route from New Jersey to Illinois is along the I-76 W; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses I-80 W and I-76 W, passing through Youngstown, OH.
New Jersey’s state motto, “liberty and prosperity,” describes this second-wealthiest of the 50 US states well. The Garden State’s warm, humid summers, temperate spring and fall seasons and snowy winters help foster the rural agricultural areas that lie between metropolitan New York City to the north, Philadelphia to the south and the famous Jersey Shore along the Atlantic Ocean to the east. New Jersey’s largest cities are Newark, Jersey City and Patterson. State capitol Trenton’s motto, “Trenton makes, the world takes,” sums up New Jersey’s welcoming attitude toward commerce.
Illinois extends from Chicago on the west coast of Lake Michigan deep into the rural Midwest. Illinois borders the Great Lakes and there is a lot of freight coming into the Chicago ports. While Illinois is large, the state is flat and easy to traverse. Chicago has a vast amount of industrial companies that have commercial freight shipping needs to all points of the country and into Canada as well. Illinois has cold, snowy winters that can slow down and delay trucking through the state.
New Jersey to Illinois Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since New Jersey and Illinois are both mainly industrial states, with many manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers. Our more common dry van trucks in both New Jersey and Illinois 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.