Maryland to Michigan Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Baltimore to Grand Rapids is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baltimore, MD to Grand Rapids, MI freight shipping lane is a 657 mile haul that takes more than 9 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Maryland to Michigan ranges from a minimum of 360 miles and over 5 hours on the road from Friendsville, MD to Dundee, MI, to over 926 miles and a minimum driving time of 13 hours on the road from Snow Hill, MD to Mackinaw City, MI. The shortest route from Maryland to Michigan is along I-76 W; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-80 W, passing through Harrisburg, PA instead of Somerset, PA.
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.
Michigan, the Great Lakes State, is made up of two peninsulas surrounded by the world’s largest freshwater lakes. Southeast Michigan, the most densely populated part of the state, is home to the Detroit Metro Area and the American automotive industry. Further north, there’s lumber, mining and furniture manufacturing. Michigan borders Ontario, Canada to the east and north, across lakes Huron and Superior. Indiana and Ohio are to the south, and Illinois and Wisconsin are to the west, across Lake Michigan. Detroit is approximately 300 miles east of Chicago and 250 miles west of Toronto, Canada. Michigan is warm and humid in the summer, cold and snowy in the winter. Michigan’s climate sometimes causes delays in trucking.
Maryland to Michigan Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Maryland and Michigan 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 Michigan 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.