New York to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; New York City to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The New York City, NY to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 1,416 mile haul that takes more than 21 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from New York to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 1,417 miles and a minimum of 22 hours from Greenwich, NY to Varnado, LA, to over 1,797 miles and a minimum of 27 hours on the road from Plattsburg, NY to Starks, LA. The shortest route from New York 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 Greensboro, NC and Montgomery, AL.
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.
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 York to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since New York 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 York 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.