Georgia to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Atlanta to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Atlanta, GA to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 581 mile haul that takes more than 8 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Georgia to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 329 miles and a minimum of 5 hours from Donalsonville, GA to Pearl River, LA, to over 612 miles and a minimum of 9 hours on the road from Pine Mountain, GA to Vinton, LA. The shortest route from Georgia to Louisiana is along the I-85 S corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-59 S, passing through Hattiesburg, MS and Tuscaloosa, AL.
Georgia, the Peach State, is on the Atlantic Ocean in the southeastern corner of the country. Its major metropolitan area, Atlanta, is the economic center of the southeast. The Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the Appalachian Mountain system, make up the northern part of the state, and the southern part of the state is a coastal plain. Along with the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia’s borders include Florida to the south, South Carolina to the east, Alabama to the west, and Tennessee and North Carolina to the north. Georgia is generally hot and humid in the summer and mild in the winter. It can be in the path of tropical storms or hurricanes during hurricane season (June 1 to November 30), and is occasionally affected by snow or ice in the winter. Georgia freight and shipping is concentrated in Atlanta and to a lesser degree, Savannah.
Home to alligators and Mardi Gras, oil refineries and shrimp boats, Louisiana is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east, Texas to the West, Arkansas to the North and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The state’s capital city is Baton Rouge, but the cultural capital of Louisiana is without a doubt New Orleans, where the state’s French and Spanish heritage are always on display. The most tropical of all the contiguous US states, Louisiana is known for its short winters and long sultry summers, and for the hurricanes and tropical storms that sometimes sweep the Gulf Coast and flood the state’s swampy lowlands.
Louisiana’s economy is based upon the state’s abundant natural and agricultural resources, whether for products they produce or for the tourism these resources generate. Important agricultural products include seafood—Louisiana supplies 90 percent of the world’s crawfish—cotton, soybeans, sugarcane and rice. Other agricultural products include cattle, poultry and dairy products. The state’s oil and coal products are also key to industry, as are chemical products, paper products and processed food.
Georgia to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Georgia and Louisiana are mainly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Georgia and Louisiana 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.