Montana to Kansas Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Helena to Wichita is a very heavily traveled route.
The Helena, MT to Wichita, KS shipping lane is a 1,299 mile haul that takes more than 18 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Montana to Kansas ranges from a minimum of 541 miles and a minimum of 9 hours from Hammond, MT to Brewster, KS, to over 1,679 miles and a minimum of 25 hours on the road from Rexford, MT to Columbus, KS. The shortest route from Montana to Kansas is along the I-90 E corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the US-212 E, traveling through Rapid City, SD instead of Casper, WY.
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.
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.
Montana to Kansas Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Montana and Kansas are 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 Montana 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.