Pennsylvania to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Philadelphia to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Philadelphia, PA to Lafayette, LA freight shipping lane is a 1,334 mile haul that takes more than 20 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Pennsylvania to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 979 miles and over 15 hours from Uniontown, PA to Lake Providence, LA, to over 1,475 miles and a minimum driving time of 22 hours on the road from New Milford, PA to Lake Charles, LA. The shortest route from Pennsylvania to Louisiana is along I-81 S; however, there’s also a more eastern route that uses the I-85 S, passing through Montgomery, AL and 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.
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.
Pennsylvania to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Pennsylvania is mainly industrial, and Louisiana is mainly agricultural, 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 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.