Wyoming to California Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Cheyenne to Sacramento is a very heavily traveled route.
The Cheyenne, WY to Sacramento, CA shipping lane is a 1,086 mile trip that takes more than 16 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Wyoming to California ranges from a minimum of 651 miles and over 9 hours on the road from Almy, WY to Norden, CA, to over 1,348 miles and a minimum of 20 hours on the road from Aladdin, WY to Chula Vista, CA. The shortest route from Wyoming to California is along the I-80 W corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the US-6 W, traveling through Coaldale and Warm Springs Nevada.
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.
California is a large, densely populated state, especially along the Pacific Coast where the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas link northern, central and southern California. For the most part, California has a pleasant and mild climate. It’s hotter and drier in the south, and the north is colder in the winter and wetter in the summer. With mountains in the east and hills in the west, along the coast, it’s is a beautiful state to drive through, but it can be demanding for California truckers. Many truckers would say that California’s greatest challenges lie in its diesel regulations and traffic congestion.
Wyoming to California Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Wyoming is mostly industrial, and California is 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 Wyoming and California 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.