New York to Montana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Buffalo to Billings is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Buffalo, NY to Billings, MT route is a 1,787 mile trip that takes a little over 26 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from New York to Montana ranges from a minimum of 1,578 miles and 24 hours from Sherman, NY to Miles City, MT, to over 2,222 miles and a minimum of 38 hours on the road from Champlain, NY to Whitefish, MT. The shortest route from New York to Montana is along the I-90 W; however, there’s also a more northern route that also uses the I-94 W traveling through Fargo, ND instead of Rapid City, SD.
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.
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.
New York to Montana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since New York is mainly industrial and Montana is mainly agricultural, with manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both New York and Montana 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.