Washington to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Seattle to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Seattle, WA to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 2,490 mile haul that takes more than 37 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Washington to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 2,079 miles and a minimum of 31 hours from Kennewick, WA to Shreveport, LA, to over 2,721 miles and a minimum of 41 hours on the road from Port Angeles, WA to New Orleans, LA. The shortest route from Washington to Louisiana is along the I-84 E corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-20 E, passing through Salt Lake City, UT and Albuquerque, NM.
Washington State’s nickname, “The Evergreen State,” doesn’t do justice to the vast geography of this Pacific Northwestern state. Although lush rainforests do flourish in the central part of the state, glaciers, islands and fjords are part of the state’s Pacific Coast landscape, while the Cascade Mountain range is found in the drier, eastern area. Likewise, the rain that the Washington’s most populous city, Seattle, is known for is not typical of the whole state. A dry, semi-arid climate is found in the east, while the mountains are known for deep snows in the winter that make snow chains a November to April requirement for trucking and freight services operating in Washington State. Washington freight and shipping is concentrated in Seattle and along the coast, and Spokane is a smaller center for Washington freight and trucking.
Home to alligators and Mardi Gras, oil refineries and shrimp boats, Louisiana is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east, Texas to the West, Arkansas to the North and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The state’s capital city is Baton Rouge, but the cultural capital of Louisiana is without a doubt New Orleans, where the state’s French and Spanish heritage are always on display. The most tropical of all the contiguous US states, Louisiana is known for its short winters and long sultry summers, and for the hurricanes and tropical storms that sometimes sweep the Gulf Coast and flood the state’s swampy lowlands.
Louisiana’s economy is based upon the state’s abundant natural and agricultural resources, whether for products they produce or for the tourism these resources generate. Important agricultural products include seafood—Louisiana supplies 90 percent of the world’s crawfish—cotton, soybeans, sugarcane and rice. Other agricultural products include cattle, poultry and dairy products. The state’s oil and coal products are also key to industry, as are chemical products, paper products and processed food.
Washington to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Washington and Louisiana are largely agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Washington and Louisiana 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.