Wyoming to Washington Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Cheyenne to Tacoma is a very heavily traveled route.
The Cheyenne, WY to Tacoma, WA shipping lane is a 1,249 mile trip that takes more than 18 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Wyoming to Washington ranges from a minimum of 522 miles and over 9 hours on the road from Canyon Village, WY to Clarkston, WA, to over 1,383 miles and a minimum of 21 hours on the road from Egbert, WY to Port Angeles, WA. The shortest route from Wyoming to Washington is along the I-80 W corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-90 W, traveling through Spokane, WA and Bozeman, MT.
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.
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.
Wyoming to Washington Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Wyoming is mostly industrial, and Washington 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.