Wyoming to Michigan Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Cheyenne to Grand Rapids is a very heavily traveled route.
The Cheyenne, WY to Grand Rapids, MI shipping lane is a 1,122 mile trip that takes more than 16 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Wyoming to Michigan ranges from a minimum of 979 miles and over 14 hours on the road from Pine Bluffs, WY to Three Oaks, MI, to over 1,557 miles and a minimum of 24 hours on the road from Canyon Village, WY to Mackinaw City, MI. The shortest route from Wyoming to Michigan is along the I-80 E corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the US-36 E, traveling through Cameron, MO and Springfield, IL.
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.
Michigan, the Great Lakes State, is made up of two peninsulas surrounded by the world’s largest freshwater lakes. Southeast Michigan, the most densely populated part of the state, is home to the Detroit Metro Area and the American automotive industry. Further north, there’s lumber, mining and furniture manufacturing. Michigan borders Ontario, Canada to the east and north, across lakes Huron and Superior. Indiana and Ohio are to the south, and Illinois and Wisconsin are to the west, across Lake Michigan. Detroit is approximately 300 miles east of Chicago and 250 miles west of Toronto, Canada. Michigan is warm and humid in the summer, cold and snowy in the winter. Michigan’s climate sometimes causes delays in trucking.
Wyoming to Michigan Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Wyoming and Michigan 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 Michigan 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.