Pennsylvania to Michigan Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Philadelphia to Grand Rapids is a very heavily traveled route.
The Philadelphia, PA to Grand Rapids, MI freight shipping lane is a 715 mile haul that takes more than 11 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Pennsylvania to Michigan ranges from a minimum of 195 miles and a minimum of 3 hours from Sharpsville, PA to Lambertville, MI, to over 860 miles and a minimum driving time of 13 hours on the road from Doylestown, PA to Cheboygan, MI. The shortest route from Pennsylvania to Michigan is along I-76 W; however, there’s also a more northern route that uses the I-80 W, passing through Girard, OH.
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.
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.
Pennsylvania to Michigan 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 to 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.