New York to Illinois Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; the route from New York City to Chicago is primarily a very busy lane.
The New York City, NY to Chicago, IL route is a 789 mile haul that takes more than 13 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from New York to Illinois ranges from a minimum of 450 miles and 7 hours from Ripley, NY to Lansing, IL, and over 1,034 miles and a minimum of 16 hours on the road from Albany, NY to Marion, IL. The shortest route from New York to Illinois is along the I-90 W; however there is a more southerly route that uses US-30 W traveling near Fort Wayne, IN.
The ‘Empire State’ has an exceptional economic location for New York trucking companies, as it neighbors six states and a number of America’s most prosperous cities. It also shares a border with Canada’s economic centers: Toronto and Montreal. New York’s close proximity to major US cities has created a boom in the freight trucking industry, especially with routes to Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, with their strong automotive, heavy manufacturing, publishing, printing, biomedical, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. Within the state itself, the major routes for New York freight companies are between New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. New York’s geography and climate creates unique challenges in terms of shipping. It has varied terrain with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes—and a number of microclimates. The great variance in weather, between humid summers and bitterly cold winters, poses further challenges, as do New York’s strict commercial shipping regulations.
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 York to Illinois Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since New York and Illinois are both mainly industrial states, with many manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Step deck trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both New York 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 that require lowboy or RGN trailers for freight transportation, as well.