Montana to Maryland Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Helena to Rockville is a very heavily traveled route.
The Helena, MT to Rockville, MD shipping lane is a 2,124 mile trip that takes more than 32 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Montana to Maryland ranges from a minimum of 1,594 miles and over 24 hours on the road from Hammond, MT to Friendsville, MD, to over 2,595 miles and a minimum of 39 hours on the road from Troy, MT to Snow Hill, MD. The shortest route from Oregon to Maryland is along the I-90 E corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-94 E, traveling through Bismarck, ND and Minneapolis, MN.
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 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.
Montana to Maryland Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Montana is mainly agricultural, and Maryland is 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 Montana 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.