Washington to Kansas Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Seattle to Wichita is a very heavily traveled route.
The Seattle, WA to Wichita, KS shipping lane is a 1,816 mile haul that takes more than 26 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Washington to Kansas ranges from a minimum of 1,248 miles and a minimum of 19 hours from Kennewick, WA to St Francis, KS, to over 2,087 miles and a minimum of 31 hours on the road from Port Angeles, WA to Pittsburg, KS. The shortest route from Washington to Kansas is along the I-84 E corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-90 E, traveling through Bozeman, MT instead of Twin Falls, ID.
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.
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.
Washington to Kansas Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Washington and Kansas are 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 Texas 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.