Alabama to Montana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Birmingham to Billings is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Birmingham, AL to Billings, MT route is a 1,707 mile trip that takes a little over 25 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Alabama to Montana ranges from a minimum of 1,449 miles and 22 hours from Hamilton, AL to Broadus, MT, to over 2,451 miles and a minimum of 36 hours on the road from Ozark, AL to Eureka, MT. The shortest route from Alabama to Montana is along the I-90 W; however, there’s also a more western route that uses the I-70 W traveling through Denver, CO instead of Kansas City, KS.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
Named after the Spanish for “mountainous country,” Montana contains numerous mountain ranges, many of which form part of the Rocky Mountains in the west of the state. Its unofficial nickname, Big Sky Country, refers to the huge expanses of flat open plains in the eastern part of Montana, which provide fertile ground for agriculture and ranching and cover 60% of the state’s territory.
The major cities of Montana include Missoula to the east, Billings in the south and Great Falls. State capital Helena, Butte and Bozeman are also major population centers. Thanks to its size, geography and the Continental Divide, the weather in Montana can vary dramatically. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the US was in Montana (-70ºF) and the valleys and mountains can attract fog that is difficult for even experienced Montana trucking companies to navigate.
Alabama to Montana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Alabama and Montana are mainly agricultural, with manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Alabama and Montana 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.