Utah to Wyoming Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Salt Lake City to Casper is a very heavily traveled route.
The Salt Lake City, UT to Casper, WY freight shipping lane is a 408 mile haul that takes more than 6 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Utah to Wyoming ranges from a minimum of 17 miles and under an hour on the road from Wahsatch, UT to Evanston, WY, to over 934 miles and a minimum driving time of 14 hours on the road from St George, UT to Colony, WY. The shortest route from Utah to Wyoming is along the I-80 E; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the US-191 N, passing through Fruitland, UT instead of Green River, WY.
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.
Wyoming is the 10th largest state in the US but surprisingly has the lowest population in the country. With the majority of the state being covered by the Rocky Mountains and the rest of the state is covered in a high elevation prairie also know as the High Plains. Since most of the states land is owned by the federal government, it houses two national recreation parks, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone park, along with wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries, historic sites as well as a couple national monuments and national forests.
Wyoming’s economy is mainly driven by mineral extraction, the majority being coal but oil and natural gas are also being extracted along with trona, which is mined in the United States as the main source of sodium carbonate. Tourism is also another contributor to the economy with the national parks, Yellowstone for instance spreads across to some of Wyoming’s neighboring states, which include Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska.
Utah to Wyoming Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Utah and Wyoming are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, trucking rates will vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. We see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Utah and Wyoming 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.