Ohio to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Columbus to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Columbus, OH to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 1,022 mile haul that takes more than 16 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Ohio to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 676 miles and a minimum of 10 hours from Cincinnati, OH to Oak Gove, LA, to over 1,321 miles and a minimum of 20 hours on the road from Kingsville, OH to Starks, LA. The shortest route from Ohio to Louisiana is along the I-65 S corridor; however, there’s also a more westerly route that uses the I-55 S, passing through Marion, IL and Jackson, MS.
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.
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.
Ohio to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Ohio 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 Ohio 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.