Utah to Illinois Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Salt Lake City to Springfield is a very heavily traveled route.
The Salt Lake City, UT to Springfield, IL shipping lane is a 1,311 mile haul that takes more than 19 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Utah to Illinois ranges from a minimum of 1,169 miles and 17 hours from Coalville, UT to East Hannibal, IL, to over 1,629 miles and a minimum of 24 hours on the road from St George, UT to Chicago, IL. The shortest route from Utah to Illinois is along the I-80 E corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-74, passing through Omaha, NE and Des Moines, IA.
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.
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.
Utah to Illinois Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Utah and Illinois are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. We also see a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Utah and Kansas 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.