Wyoming to Arizona Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Cheyenne to Tucson is a very heavily traveled route.
The Cheyenne, WY to Tucson, AZ shipping lane is a 995 mile trip that takes more than 15 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Wyoming to Arizona ranges from a minimum of 468 miles and over 8 hours on the road from Rock Springs, WY to Red Mesa, AZ, to over 1,357 miles and a minimum of 20 hours on the road from Colony, WY to Somerton, AZ. The shortest route from Wyoming to Arizona is along the I-25 S corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-40 W, traveling through Holbrook, AZ and Albuquerque, NM.
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.
Arizona is one of the “four corners” states and home to the Grand Canyon. It shares one point with Colorado and borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California. It also shares a 389-mile-long border with the country of Mexico. The southern part of the state is known for its desert climate, while the northern part has dense forests with variable weather. More than half of the state is made up of mountains, valleys and plateaus, with slightly over 12,500 feet between its highest and lowest points. The diverse climate and scenery draw an astounding number of people to the state each year, making tourism one of Arizona’s top industries. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is the most densely populated part of the state, and it is home to 65 percent of the state’s residents. Tucson and Flagstaff are also centers for Arizona freight and trucking.
Wyoming to Arizona Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Wyoming and Arizona are mostly industrial, 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 Wyoming and Arizona 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.