Ohio to Indiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Columbus to Fort Wayne is a very heavily traveled route.
The Columbus, OH to Fort Wayne, IN freight shipping lane is a 159 mile haul that takes more than 2 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Ohio to Indiana ranges from a minimum of 5 miles and over a few minutes on the road from Cedar Springs, OH to Richmond, IN, to over 550 miles and a minimum driving time of 8 hours on the road from Kingsville, OH to Mt Vernon, IN. The shortest route from Ohio to Indiana is along the I-71 S corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-90 W, traveling through Bloomington, IN and Defiance, OH.
Almost Home of the Mighty Buckeyes, Ohio links the northeast to the Midwest and contains some of the busiest trucking routes in the country. Ohio is within a one-day drive of 50 percent of US residents and 70 percent of North America’s manufacturing capacity. Bordered to the north by Lake Erie, an important cargo port area and to the south by the Ohio River, Ohio’s nearest neighbors are Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ontario, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Ohio’s climate ranges from mild to the south to cooler to the north, where severe lake effect snowstorms are not uncommon in the winter, making travel in the north treacherous during the worst parts of the winter. Major cities include Ohio’s capitol, Columbus, along with Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton and Akron.
Indiana is a state on the mid-eastern side of the United States bordering Lake Michigan. Indiana is a state that operates on the industrial side of the economy, in fact, a large percentage of the states workforce has employment in the manufacturing section, making Indiana the leader for manufacturing employment in the United States. Indiana’s leading exports are heavy in the automotive industry with motor vehicles and auto parts, but also includes industrial and electrical equipment, pharmaceutical products, and medical equipment. Indiana also operates in the agricultural sector being the fifth largest producer of corn in the united states. Indiana’s main north-to-south artery is I-65, which runs from the southern end of the state from Kentucky, and continuing north through Indianapolis until it reaches the northern end the state, where it connects to the I-94 and I-90 where it continues into Michigan and Illinois. Also connecting Illinois to Ohio is the I-74 which runs from the eastern end of Indiana to the western end of the state.
Ohio to Indiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Ohio and Indiana are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Ohio and Indiana 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.