Kansas to Utah Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Kansas City to Provo is a very heavily traveled route.
The Kansas City, KS to Provo, UT shipping lane is a 1,081 mile haul that takes more than 15 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Kansas to Utah ranges from a minimum of 507 miles and 8 hours from Kanorado, KS to Vernal, UT, to over 1,222 miles and a minimum of 17 hours on the road from Overland Park, KS to Hurricane, UT. The shortest route from Kansas to Utah is along the I-70 W corridor; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-80 W, passing through Cheyenne, WY instead of Denver, CO.
Kansas Freight Shipping & Trucking
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.
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Utah Freight Shipping Quotes and Trucking Rates
Almost all of Utah’s nearly three million inhabitants live among the valleys of the Wasatch Front. As a result, much of the state is largely uninhabited and unspoiled. To the west of the I-15, the landscape is broadly desert. To the south and east, the soft sandstone has been etched by wind and weather over time to form stunning natural sculptures. Dotted throughout the state are pine forests, valleys and basins.
The climate is semi-arid or desert, with moisture coming chiefly from Pacific Ocean storms or Gulf of California monsoons. Winter inversions are common, especially around the basins, causing haze and freezing fog. Tornados are unusual, but wildfires are increasingly common due to the high summer temperatures and dry climate.
Kansas to Utah Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Kansas is largely agricultural, and Utah 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 Utah 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.