Maryland to Illinois Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Baltimore to Springfield is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baltimore, MD to Springfield, IL freight shipping lane is a 791 mile haul that takes more than 12 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Maryland to Illinois ranges from a minimum of 531 miles and over 8 hours on the road from Oakland, MD to Tilton, IL, to over 893 miles and a minimum driving time of 13 hours on the road from Elk Mills, MD to Mounds, IL. The shortest route from Maryland to Illinois is along I-70 W; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-80 W, passing through Youngstown, OH instead of Indianapolis, IN.
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.
Illinois extends from Chicago on the west coast of Lake Michigan deep into the rural Midwest. Illinois borders the Great Lakes and there is a lot of freight coming into the Chicago ports. While Illinois is large, the state is flat and easy to traverse. Chicago has a vast amount of industrial companies that have commercial freight shipping needs to all points of the country and into Canada as well. Illinois has cold, snowy winters that can slow down and delay trucking through the state.
Maryland to Illinois Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Maryland and Illinois are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, trucking rates will vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. We see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Maryland 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.