Washington to Illinois freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; especially the route from Tacoma to Springfield being a very busy lane.
The Tacoma, WA to Springfield, IL, route is a 2,087 mile haul that takes more than 31 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Washington to Illinois ranges from a minimum of 1,791 miles and 27 hours from Kennewick, WA to Freeport, IL, and over 2,318 miles and a minimum of 34 hours on the road from Port Angeles, WA to Marion, IL. The shortest route from Washington to Illinois is along the I-90 E corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-94 E passing through North Dakota and Minneapolis, MN.
Washington State’s nickname, “The Evergreen State,” doesn’t do justice to the vast geography of this Pacific Northwestern state. Although lush rainforests do flourish in the central part of the state, glaciers, islands and fjords are part of the state’s Pacific Coast landscape, while the Cascade Mountain range is found in the drier, eastern area. Likewise, the rain that the Washington’s most populous city, Seattle, is known for is not typical of the whole state. A dry, semi-arid climate is found in the east, while the mountains are known for deep snows in the winter that make snow chains a November to April requirement for trucking and freight services operating in Washington State. Washington freight and shipping is concentrated in Seattle and along the coast, and Spokane is a smaller center for Washington freight and trucking.
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.
Washington to Illinois Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Washington is more agricultural, with food processing and food distribution centers, and Illinois is mainly industrial, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed & Reefer, and Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers. Washington and Illinois are also running a number of the more common dry van trucks between the two states, and it’s an active route for heavy haul freight shipments that require lowboy or RGN trailers for freight transportation, as well.