Utah to Kansas Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Salt Lake City to Wichita is a very heavily traveled route.
The Salt Lake City, UT to Wichita, KS shipping lane is a 1,042 mile haul that takes more than 15 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Utah to Kansas ranges from a minimum of 540 miles and 9 hours from Naples, UT to Brewster, KS, to over 1,229 miles and a minimum of 17 hours on the road from St. George, UT to Kansas City, KS. The shortest route from Utah to Kansas is along the I-70 E corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-80 E, passing through Cheyenne, WY and Lincoln, NE.
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.
Kansas’ reputation as America’s heartland is well deserved. Equidistant from both the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous United States is located in Smith County, Kansas, near the city of Lebanon. Home to legendary Old West cow town Dodge City and part of the historic Santa Fe Trail, Kansas is bordered by Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri and shares with Missouri its most populous area—the Kansas part of Kansas City, which straddles the state line.
The manufacturing sector is responsible for much of Kansas’ industry, with the aerospace industry making up the majority of the state’s manufacturing jobs. Spirit Aero systems and Cessna are two of the best-known aerospace manufacturers in the state. Other well-known industrial names that call Kansas home include Sprint-Nextel, General Motors and Garmin. Oil and natural gas are other major industries in Kansas; the state ranks 8th in the nation for production of both resources.
Utah to Kansas Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Utah is mainly industrial and Kansas is mainly agricultural, 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.