Ohio to Michigan Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Columbus to Detroit is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Columbus, OH to Detroit, MI route is a 198 mile trip that takes a little over 3 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Ohio to Michigan ranges from a minimum of a few miles and minutes from Toledo, OH to Temperance, MI, since they are neighboring states, to over 588 miles and a minimum of 9 hours on the road from Crown City, OH to Mackinaw City, MI. The shortest route from Ohio to Michigan is along the I-75 N; however, there’s also a more eastern route that uses the US-23 N traveling through Marion, OH instead of Findlay, 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
Michigan, the Great Lakes State, is made up of two peninsulas surrounded by the world’s largest freshwater lakes. Southeast Michigan, the most densely populated part of the state, is home to the Detroit Metro Area and the American automotive industry. Further north, there’s lumber, mining and furniture manufacturing. Michigan borders Ontario, Canada to the east and north, across lakes Huron and Superior. Indiana and Ohio are to the south, and Illinois and Wisconsin are to the west, across Lake Michigan. Detroit is approximately 300 miles east of Chicago and 250 miles west of Toronto, Canada. Michigan is warm and humid in the summer, cold and snowy in the winter. Michigan’s climate sometimes causes delays in trucking.
Ohio to Michigan Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Ohio and Michigan are mainly industrial 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 Ohio and Michigan 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.