Utah to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Salt Lake City to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Salt Lake City, UT to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 1,631 mile haul that takes more than 24 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Utah to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 1,081 miles and a minimum of 17 hours from Bluff, UT to Rodessa, LA, to over 1,916 miles and a minimum of 28 hours on the road from Park Valley, UT to New Orleans, LA. The shortest route from Utah to Louisiana is along the I-40 E corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-20 E, passing through Lubbock and Fort Worth, TX.
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.
Home to alligators and Mardi Gras, oil refineries and shrimp boats, Louisiana is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east, Texas to the West, Arkansas to the North and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The state’s capital city is Baton Rouge, but the cultural capital of Louisiana is without a doubt New Orleans, where the state’s French and Spanish heritage are always on display. The most tropical of all the contiguous US states, Louisiana is known for its short winters and long sultry summers, and for the hurricanes and tropical storms that sometimes sweep the Gulf Coast and flood the state’s swampy lowlands.
Louisiana’s economy is based upon the state’s abundant natural and agricultural resources, whether for products they produce or for the tourism these resources generate. Important agricultural products include seafood—Louisiana supplies 90 percent of the world’s crawfish—cotton, soybeans, sugarcane and rice. Other agricultural products include cattle, poultry and dairy products. The state’s oil and coal products are also key to industry, as are chemical products, paper products and processed food.
Utah to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Utah is mainly industrial and Louisiana is mainly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both New York and Louisiana 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.