Illinois to Maryland Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Chicago to Rockville is a very heavily traveled route.
The Chicago, IL to Rockville, MD shipping lane is a 679 mile trip that takes more than 10 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Illinois to Maryland ranges from a minimum of 508 miles and over 8 hours on the road from Danville, IL to Redhouse, MD, to over 884 miles and a minimum of 14 hours on the road from Future City, IL to Fair Hill, MD. The shortest route from Illinois to Maryland is along the I-90 E corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-70 E, traveling through Indianapolis, IN and Columbus, OH.
Illinois extends from Chicago on the west coast of Lake Michigan deep into the rural Midwest. Illinois borders the Great Lakes and there is a lot of freight coming into the Chicago ports. While Illinois is large, the state is flat and easy to traverse. Chicago has a vast amount of industrial companies that have commercial freight shipping needs to all points of the country and into Canada as well. Illinois has cold, snowy winters that can slow down and delay trucking through the state.
Maryland is a densely populated state in a densely populated part of the country, so it is well served by interstate highways such as the I-68 and the I-95. Traffic in Maryland can be heavy, and good logistics and planning are especially important in Maryland trucking. Maryland’s adjacency to Washington DC has had a huge effect on its economy. Defense and biotech are important industries in Maryland, and Maryland produces both high tech products like electronics and chemicals and traditional products like coal and steel. Freight Rate Central serves clients with a wide variety of specialized shipping requirements in the state of Maryland. For example, Maryland electronics companies may require temperature-controlled shipments of fragile electronic components, while Maryland steel fabricators sometimes need special provisions for over weight, over dimensional structural steel columns and girders.
Illinois to Maryland Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Illinois and Maryland 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 Illinois and Maryland 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.