Ohio to Illinois Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Columbus to Chicago is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL route is a 355 mile trip that takes a little over 5 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Ohio to Illinois ranges from a minimum of 193 miles and 3 hours from Holiday City, OH to Orland Park, IL, to over 613 miles and a minimum of 10 hours on the road from Chesapeake, OH to Galena, IL. The shortest route from Ohio to Illinois is along the I-65 N; however, there’s also a more northern route that also uses the I-70 W traveling through Dayton, OH instead of Lexington, KY.
Almost Home of the Mighty Buckeyes, Ohio links the northeast to the midwest and contains some of the busiest trucking routes in the country. Ohio is within a one-day drive of 50 percent of US residents and 70 percent of North America’s manufacturing capacity. Bordered to the north by Lake Erie, an important cargo port area and to the south by the Ohio River, Ohio’s nearest neighbors are Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ontario, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Ohio’s climate ranges from mild to the south to cooler to the north, where severe lake effect snowstorms are not uncommon in the winter, making travel in the north treacherous during the worst parts of the winter. Major cities include Ohio’s capitol, Columbus, along with Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton and Akron.
Illinois extends from Chicago on the west coast of Lake Michigan deep into the rural Midwest. Illinois borders the Great Lakes and there is a lot of freight coming into the Chicago ports. While Illinois is large, the state is flat and easy to traverse. Chicago has a vast amount of industrial companies that have commercial freight shipping needs to all points of the country and into Canada as well. Illinois has cold, snowy winters that can slow down and delay trucking through the state.
Ohio to Illinois Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Ohio and Illinois are mainly industrial, with manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Ohio and Illinois 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.