Kansas to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Kansas City to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Kansas City, KS to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 757 mile haul that takes more than 12 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Kansas to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 374 miles and a minimum of 6 hours from Baxter Springs, KS to Mira, LA, to over 1,223 miles and a minimum of 17 hours on the road from St Francis, KS to New Orleans, LA. The shortest route from Kansas to Louisiana is along the I-49 S corridor; however, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-65 S, passing through Little Rock, AR and Springfield, MO.
Kansas’ reputation as America’s heartland is well deserved. Equidistant from both the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous United States is located in Smith County, Kansas, near the city of Lebanon. Home to legendary Old West cow town Dodge City and part of the historic Santa Fe Trail, Kansas is bordered by Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri and shares with Missouri its most populous area—the Kansas part of Kansas City, which straddles the state line.
The manufacturing sector is responsible for much of Kansas’ industry, with the aerospace industry making up the majority of the state’s manufacturing jobs. Spirit Aero systems and Cessna are two of the best-known aerospace manufacturers in the state. Other well-known industrial names that call Kansas home include Sprint-Nextel, General Motors and Garmin. Oil and natural gas are other major industries in Kansas; the state ranks 8th in the nation for production of both resources.
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.
Kansas to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Kansas and Louisiana are largely 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 Kansas 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.