Utah to Arizona Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Salt Lake City to Phoenix is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Salt Lake City, UT to Phoenix, AZ route is a 660 mile trip that takes a little over 10 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Utah to Arizona ranges from a minimum of 29.4 miles and under an hour from St. George, UT to Littlefield, AZ, to over 967 miles and a minimum of 15 hours on the road from Garden City, UT to Sierra Vista, AZ. The shortest route from Utah to Arizona is along I-15 S; however, there’s also a more eastern route that also uses the US-191 S crossing through Moab, UT and heading into Flagstaff, AZ.
Almost all of Utah’s nearly three million inhabitants live among the valleys of the Wasatch Front. As a result, much of the state is largely uninhabited and unspoiled. To the west of the I-15, the landscape is broadly desert. To the south and east, the soft sandstone has been etched by wind and weather over time to form stunning natural sculptures. Dotted throughout the state are pine forests, valleys and basins.
The climate is semi-arid or desert, with moisture coming chiefly from Pacific Ocean storms or Gulf of California monsoons. Winter inversions are common, especially around the basins, causing haze and freezing fog. Tornados are unusual, but wildfires are increasingly common due to the high summer temperatures and dry climate.
Arizona is one of the “four corners” states and home to the Grand Canyon. It shares one point with Colorado and borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California. It also shares a 389-mile-long border with the country of Mexico. The southern part of the state is known for its desert climate, while the northern part has dense forests with variable weather. More than half of the state is made up of mountains, valleys and plateaus, with slightly over 12,500 feet between its highest and lowest points. The diverse climate and scenery draw an astounding number of people to the state each year, making tourism one of Arizona’s top industries. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is the most densely populated part of the state, and it is home to 65 percent of the state’s residents. Tucson and Flagstaff are also centers for Arizona freight and trucking.
Utah to Arizona Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Utah and Arizona are mainly industrial, with food processing and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer as well as Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers. Utah and Arizona are also running a number of flatbed freight trucks and trailers and by the more common dry van trucks, and it’s an active route for heavy haul trucking as well.