North Dakota to Montana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Bismarck to Billings is a very heavily traveled route.
The Bismarck, ND to Billings, MT shipping lane is a 415 mile haul that takes more than 6 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from North Dakota to Montana ranges from a minimum of 19 miles and under an hour on the road from Marmarth, ND to Baker, MT, to over 1,197 miles and a minimum of 18 hours on the road from Blackmer, ND to Troy, MT. The shortest route from North Dakota to Montana is along the I-94 W corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the MT-200 W, traveling through Roundup, MT instead of Miles City, MT.
North Dakota is located at the heart of the continent and borders on Canada. Shipping from, through or to North Dakota is simple to plan using FRC Logistics’ online quote generator. Our unique and intuitive instant online tool can help you find accurate and timely prices whether you are shipping a full consignment, looking for an LTL deal or have a specialist item that needs to be moved through the upper Midwest.
North Dakota is currently enjoying a boom in natural resources, primarily oil extraction, and has enjoyed the fastest-growing economy in the USA for the last five years. As well as the oil industry, agriculture, mineral extraction and food processing are key industries. The flat prairie land and climate are ideal for growing legumes, oilseeds and cereal crops. Machinery, particularly for use in mineral extraction and farming, is routinely transported along North Dakota’s road network.
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.
North Dakota to Montana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since North Dakota is mainly industrial and Montana is mostly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. We also see a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both North Dakota 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.