Colorado to Texas Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Denver to Houston is a very heavily traveled route.
The Denver to Houston shipping lane is a 1,032 mile haul that takes more than 15 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Colorado to Texas ranges from a minimum of 236 miles and 5 hours from Trinidad, CO to Amarillo, TX to over 1,167 miles and a minimum of 19 hours on the road from Grand Junction, Co to Houston, TX. The shortest route from Colorado to Texas is along US-287 S; however, there’s also a more southern route that uses I-40 E passing through Albuquerque, NM.
Thanks in part to its high elevation, Colorado’s weather patterns are largely dictated by the terrain of mountains and valleys, as well as arid plains. Its climate is generally semi-arid, with an alpine climate in the high mountains. Extreme weather is not uncommon, with heavy hailstorms and thunderstorms. Wildfires have become an increasingly severe problem, thanks to prolonged high temperatures and droughts in the plains.
The I-70 cuts across Colorado from east to west. Colorado trucking companies frequently carry goods along this route internally, connecting Fort Collins to Pueblo via Denver and Boulder. Colorado freight companies traveling east to west on I-70 (or northwest on I-76) also travel through the state capital of Denver in transit between Utah and Kansas. Colorado is well served by a network of state roads cutting through forests and the Rocky Mountains.
No other state moves materials like Texas. Not only is Texas geographically the largest state in the continental United States, it also draws the most revenue from exports. Most of its major industries are in the natural resources, agricultural, and manufacturing sectors, which means that freight never stops flowing. We hear that Texas even takes cargo into orbit every once in a while. Texas spans seven major geographic regions ranging from sun-blasted deserts and hill country to semitropical coastal plains. Cities like Austin, Houston and Dallas dominate the state’s economy and consistently attract new businesses. Due to its size, shipping across the state is a taxing job, but Freight Rate Central’s trucking and freight team are more than up to the task. No matter the size of your order, we can move your cargo through Texas quickly and professionally.
Colorado to Texas Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Colorado is more agricultural with Texas being mainly industrial, 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 Colorado and Texas are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for oversize shipments, as well.