Pennsylvania to Illinois Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Philadelphia to Springfield is a very heavily traveled route.
The Philadelphia, PA to Springfield, IL freight shipping lane is a 856 mile haul that takes more than 13 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Pennsylvania to Illinois ranges from a minimum of 525 miles and 8 hours from Hermitage, PA to Hammond, IL, to over 1,005 miles and a minimum driving time of 15 hours on the road from Milford, PA to Fall Creek, IL. The shortest route from Pennsylvania to Illinois is along I-76 W; however, there’s also a more northern route that uses the I-85 S, passing through Charlotte, NC.
Straddling three regions of the country—east coast, midwest and south—Pennsylvania borders New York and New Jersey to the north and east, Ohio and Lake Erie to the west and Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia to the south. Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city and Pittsburgh is a distant second; both cities are known as twentieth century industrial powerhouses and are charging into the twenty-first century with knowledge and service-based economies.
In addition to Lake Erie, the Delaware Estuary and Delaware River are important bodies of water in Pennsylvania. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Allegheny Plateau, Ridge and Valley to the Atlantic Coastal Plain through Piedmont and the Erie Plain, Pennsylvania has a varied landscape that supports farming, manufacturing, development and tourism.
Illinois extends from Chicago on the west coast of Lake Michigan deep into the rural Midwest. Illinois borders the Great Lakes and there is a lot of freight coming into the Chicago ports. While Illinois is large, the state is flat and easy to traverse. Chicago has a vast amount of industrial companies that have commercial freight shipping needs to all points of the country and into Canada as well. Illinois has cold, snowy winters that can slow down and delay trucking through the state.
Pennsylvania to Illinois Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Pennsylvania and Illinois are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, trucking rates will vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. 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 Pennsylvania and Illinois 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.