Texas to Michigan freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; especially the route from Dallas to Detroit being a very busy lane.
The Dallas, TX, to Detroit, MI route is a 1,185 mile haul that takes more than 17 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Texas to Michigan ranges from a minimum of 900 miles and 13 hours from Texarkana, Texas to Monroe, MI, and over 1800 miles and a minimum of 27 hours on the road from the south point of Texas in Brownsville, TX, to the north of Michigan bordering Canada in Mackinaw City, MI. The shortest route from Texas to Michigan is along the I-57 corridor; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-57, passing by Memphis, TN & Louisville, KY rather than going through Indianapolis, IN.
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.
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.
Texas to Michigan Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Texas and Michigan are both mainly industrial states, with many manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Step deck trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Texas 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 that require lowboy or RGN trailers for freight transportation, as well.