Kansas to Ohio Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Kansas City to Columbus is a very heavily traveled route.
The Kansas City, KS to Columbus, OH shipping lane is a 661 mile haul that takes more than 10 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Kansas to Ohio ranges from a minimum of 579 miles and a minimum of 9 hours from Overland Park, KS to Oxford, OH, to over 1,287 miles and a minimum of 19 hours on the road from Elkhart, KS to Boardman, OH. The shortest route from Kansas to Ohio is along the I-70 E corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-72 E, passing through Hannibal, MO and Springfield, IL.
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.
Almost Home of the Mighty Buckeyes, Ohio links the northeast to the midwest and contains some of the busiest trucking routes in the country. Ohio is within a one-day drive of 50 percent of US residents and 70 percent of North America’s manufacturing capacity. Bordered to the north by Lake Erie, an important cargo port area and to the south by the Ohio River, Ohio’s nearest neighbors are Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ontario, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Ohio’s climate ranges from mild to the south to cooler to the north, where severe lake effect snowstorms are not uncommon in the winter, making travel in the north treacherous during the worst parts of the winter. Major cities include Ohio’s capitol, Columbus, along with Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton and Akron.
Kansas to Ohio Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Kansas is largely agricultural, and Ohio is mainly industrial, 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 Illinois 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.