Maryland to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand. Baltimore to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baltimore, MD to Lafayette, LA freight shipping lane is a 1,233-mile haul that takes more than 18 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Maryland to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 999 miles and over 15 hours on the road from Brownsville, MD to Angie, LA, to over 1,388 miles and a minimum driving time of 20 hours on the road from Elk Mills, MD to Starks, LA. The shortest route from Maryland to Louisiana is along I-81 S. However, there’s also a more easterly route that uses the I-85 S, passing through Atlanta, GA instead of Chattanooga, TN.
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.
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.
Maryland to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual state industry needs. Since Maryland is mainly industrial, and Louisiana is mostly agricultural, with a lot of food processing and distribution centers, trucking rates will vary at times due to the individual state 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 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.