New Jersey to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Newark to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Newark, NJ to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 1,405 mile haul that takes more than 21 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from New Jersey to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 1,143 miles and a minimum of 17 hours from Auburn, NJ to Angie, LA, to over 1,517 miles and a minimum of 23 hours on the road from Ridgewood, NJ to Vinton, LA. The shortest route from New Jersey to Louisiana is along the I-81 S corridor; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-85 S, passing through Richmond, VA and Atlanta, GA.
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.
Home to alligators and Mardi Gras, oil refineries and shrimp boats, Louisiana is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east, Texas to the West, Arkansas to the North and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The state’s capital city is Baton Rouge, but the cultural capital of Louisiana is without a doubt New Orleans, where the state’s French and Spanish heritage are always on display. The most tropical of all the contiguous US states, Louisiana is known for its short winters and long sultry summers, and for the hurricanes and tropical storms that sometimes sweep the Gulf Coast and flood the state’s swampy lowlands.
Louisiana’s economy is based upon the state’s abundant natural and agricultural resources, whether for products they produce or for the tourism these resources generate. Important agricultural products include seafood—Louisiana supplies 90 percent of the world’s crawfish—cotton, soybeans, sugarcane and rice. Other agricultural products include cattle, poultry and dairy products. The state’s oil and coal products are also key to industry, as are chemical products, paper products and processed food.
New Jersey to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since New Jersey is mainly industrial and Louisiana is mainly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both New Jersey and Louisiana 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.