Utah to Michigan Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Salt Lake City to Detroit is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Salt Lake City, UT to Detroit, MI route is a 1,664 mile trip that takes a little over 24 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Utah to Michigan ranges from a minimum of 1,422 miles and over 21 hours from Coalville, UT to Bridgman, MI, to over 1,974 miles and a minimum of 28 hours on the road from Cedar City, UT to Mackinaw City, MI. The shortest route from Utah to Michigan is along the I-80 E; however, there’s also a more southern route that uses the I-70 E and I-80 E traveling through Kansas City, KS and Indianapolis, IN.
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.
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.
Utah to Michigan Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Utah and Michigan are mainly industrial with manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Utah 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, as well.