Wyoming to Illinois Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Cheyenne to Springfield is a very heavily traveled route.
The Cheyenne, WY to Springfield, IL shipping lane is a 874 mile trip that takes more than 12 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Wyoming to Illinois ranges from a minimum of 761 miles and over 11 hours on the road from Pine Bluffs, WY to Carman, IL, to over 1,537 miles and a minimum of 23 hours on the road from Canyon Village, WY to Brookport, IL. The shortest route from Wyoming to Illinois is along the I-80 E corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-74 E, traveling through Omaha, NE and Des Moines, IA.
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.
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.
Wyoming to Illinois Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Wyoming and Illinois are 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 Wyoming 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.