Wyoming to Colorado Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Cheyenne to Colorado Springs is a very heavily traveled route.
The Cheyenne, WY to Colorado Springs, CO shipping lane is a 170 mile trip that takes more than 3 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Wyoming to Colorado ranges from a minimum of 8 miles and under an hour on the road from Carpenter, WY to Hereford, CO, to over 849 miles and a minimum of 13 hours on the road from Canyon Village, WY to Campo, CO. The shortest route from Wyoming to Colorado can be reached on several different highways as Colorado shares its northern border with Wyoming, the I-25 S is a major highway leading into Denver, CO.
Wyoming Freight Shipping & Trucking
Wyoming is the 10th largest state in the US but surprisingly has the lowest population in the country. With the majority of the state being covered by the Rocky Mountains and the rest of the state is covered in a high elevation prairie also know as the High Plains. Since most of the states land is owned by the federal government, it houses two national recreation parks, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone park, along with wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries, historic sites as well as a couple national monuments and national forests.
Wyoming’s economy is mainly driven by mineral extraction, the majority being coal but oil and natural gas are also being extracted along with trona, which is mined in the United States as the main source of sodium carbonate. Tourism is also another contributor to the economy with the national parks, Yellowstone for instance spreads across to some of Wyoming’s neighboring states, which include Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska.
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Colorado Freight Shipping Quotes and Trucking Rates
Thanks in part to its high elevation, Colorado’s weather patterns are largely dictated by the terrain of mountains and valleys, as well as arid plains. Its climate is generally semi-arid, with an alpine climate in the high mountains. Extreme weather is not uncommon, with heavy hailstorms and thunderstorms. Wildfires have become an increasingly severe problem, thanks to prolonged high temperatures and droughts in the plains.
The I-70 cuts across Colorado from east to west. Colorado trucking companies frequently carry goods along this route internally, connecting Fort Collins to Pueblo via Denver and Boulder. Colorado freight companies traveling east to west on I-70 (or northwest on I-76) also travel through the state capital of Denver in transit between Utah and Kansas. Colorado is well served by a network of state roads cutting through forests and the Rocky Mountains.
Wyoming to Colorado Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Wyoming is mostly industrial, and Colorado is 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 Wyoming and Colorado 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.