Maryland to Montana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Baltimore to Billings is a very heavily traveled route.
The Baltimore, MD to Billings, MT freight shipping lane is a 1,947 mile haul that takes more than 28 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Maryland to Montana ranges from a minimum of 1,565 miles and over 23 hours on the road from Grantsville, MD to Albion, MT, to over 2,520 miles and a minimum driving time of 39 hours on the road from Stockton, MD to Libby, MT. The shortest route from Maryland to Montana is along I-94 W; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-90 W, passing through Cedar Rapids, IA instead of Minneapolis, MN.
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.
Named after the Spanish for “mountainous country,” Montana contains numerous mountain ranges, many of which form part of the Rocky Mountains in the west of the state. Its unofficial nickname, Big Sky Country, refers to the huge expanses of flat open plains in the eastern part of Montana, which provide fertile ground for agriculture and ranching and cover 60% of the state’s territory.
The major cities of Montana include Missoula to the east, Billings in the south and Great Falls. State capital Helena, Butte and Bozeman are also major population centers. Thanks to its size, geography and the Continental Divide, the weather in Montana can vary dramatically. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the US was in Montana (-70ºF) and the valleys and mountains can attract fog that is difficult for even experienced Montana trucking companies to navigate.
Maryland to Montana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Maryland is mainly industrial, and Montana is mostly agricultural, 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 Montana 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.