Texas to Illinois freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; especially the route from Dallas to Chicago being a very busy lane.
The Dallas, TX, to Chicago, IL route is a 966 mile haul that takes more than 14 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Texas to Illinois ranges from a minimum of 426 miles and 6 hours from Texarkana, Texas to Cairo, IL, and over 1500 miles and a minimum of 22 hours on the road from the south point of Texas in Brownsville, TX, to the northeast border of Illinois by Waukegan, IL which is north of Chicago, IL. The shortest route from Texas to Illinois is along the I-55 corridor; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-57, passing by Memphis, TN rather than going through Saint Louis, MO.
No other state moves materials like Texas. Not only is Texas geographically the largest state in the continental United States, it also draws the most revenue from exports. Most of its major industries are in the natural resources, agricultural, and manufacturing sectors, which means that freight never stops flowing. We hear that Texas even takes cargo into orbit every once in a while. Texas spans seven major geographic regions ranging from sun-blasted deserts and hill country to semitropical coastal plains. Cities like Austin, Houston and Dallas dominate the state’s economy and consistently attract new businesses. Due to its size, shipping across the state is a taxing job, but Freight Rate Central’s trucking and freight team are more than up to the task. No matter the size of your order, we can move your cargo through Texas quickly and professionally.
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.
Texas to Illinois Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Texas and Illinois are both mainly industrial states, with many manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Stepdeck trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Texas 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 that require lowboy or RGN trailers for freight transportation, as well.