Michigan to Maryland freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand. Detroit to Rockville is a very heavily traveled route.
The Detroit, MI to Rockville, MD shipping lane is a 538-mile trip that takes more than 8 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Michigan to Maryland ranges from a minimum of 341 miles and over 5 hours on the road from Monroe, MI to Grantsville, MD, to over 925 miles and a minimum of 14 hours on the road from Cheboygan, MI to Ocean City, MD. The shortest route from Michigan to Maryland is along the I-80 E corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-83 S, traveling through Girard, OH and Harrisburg, PA.
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 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 to Maryland Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual state industry needs. Since Michigan and Maryland are mostly industrial, 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 Maryland 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.