Indiana to California Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Indianapolis to Sacramento is a very heavily traveled route.
The Indianapolis, IN to Sacramento, CA shipping lane is a 2,185 mile trip that takes more than 32 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Indiana to California ranges from a minimum of 1,742 miles and over 25 hours on the road from Solitude, IN to Homer, CA, to over 2,470 miles and a minimum of 38 hours on the road from Aurora, IN to Crescent City, CA. The shortest route from Indiana to California is along the I-80 W; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-70 W, passing through Columbia, OH instead of Des Moines, IA.
Indiana is a state on the mid-eastern side of the United States bordering Lake Michigan. Indiana is a state that operates on the industrial side of the economy, in fact, a large percentage of the states workforce has employment in the manufacturing section, making Indiana the leader for manufacturing employment in the United States. Indiana’s leading exports are heavy in the automotive industry with motor vehicles and auto parts, but also includes industrial and electrical equipment, pharmaceutical products, and medical equipment. Indiana also operates in the agricultural sector being the fifth largest producer of corn in the united states. Indiana’s main north-to-south artery is I-65, which runs from the southern end of the state from Kentucky, and continuing north through Indianapolis until it reaches the northern end the state, where it connects to the I-94 and I-90 where it continues into Michigan and Illinois. Also connecting Illinois to Ohio is the I-74 which runs from the eastern end of Indiana to the western end of the state.
California is a large, densely populated state, especially along the Pacific Coast where the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas link northern, central and southern California. For the most part, California has a pleasant and mild climate. It’s hotter and drier in the south, and the north is colder in the winter and wetter in the summer. With mountains in the east and hills in the west, along the coast, it’s is a beautiful state to drive through, but it can be demanding for California truckers. Many truckers would say that California’s greatest challenges lie in its diesel regulations and traffic congestion.
Indiana to California Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Indiana is mostly industrial, and California 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 Indiana 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.