Kansas to Maryland Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Wichita to Rockville is a very heavily traveled route.
The Wichita, KS to Rockville, MD shipping lane is a 1,231 mile trip that takes more than 19 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Kansas to Maryland ranges from a minimum of 902 miles and over 13 hours on the road from Kansas City, KS to Friendsville, MD, to over 1,647 miles and a minimum of 26 hours on the road from Elkhart, KS to Ocean City, MD. The shortest route from Kansas to Maryland is along the I-70 E corridor; however there is a more southerly route that uses the I-64 E, traveling through Louisville, KY and Huntington, WV.
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.
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.
Kansas to Maryland Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Kansas is mainly agricultural, and Maryland is 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 Kansas 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.