Michigan to Kansas freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand. Detroit to Wichita is a very heavily traveled route.
The Detroit, MI to Wichita, KS shipping lane is a 962 mile haul that takes more than 14 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Michigan to Kansas ranges from a minimum of 568 miles and 9 hours from Bridgman, MI to Kansas City, KS, to over 1,349 miles and a minimum of 21 hours on the road from Mackinaw City, MI to Elkhart, KS. The shortest route from Michigan to Kansas is along the I-55 S corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-70 W, passing through Columbia and St. Charles, MO.
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.
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.
Michigan to Kansas freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Michigan is mainly industrial and Kansas is mainly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer. We also see a number of flatbed shipments as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Michigan and Kansas 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.