Wyoming to Louisiana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Cheyenne to Lafayette is a very heavily traveled route.
The Cheyenne, WY to Lafayette, LA shipping lane is a 1,284 mile trip that takes more than 19 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Wyoming to Louisiana ranges from a minimum of 1,020 miles and over 15 hours on the road from Pine Bluffs, WY to Zylks, LA, to over 1,881 miles and a minimum of 29 hours on the road from Canyon Village, WY to New Orleans, LA. The shortest route from Wyoming to Louisiana is along the I-25 N corridor; however there is a more westerly route that uses the US-87 N, traveling through Roswell, NM and San Angelo, TX.
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.
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.
Wyoming to Louisiana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Wyoming is mostly industrial, and Louisiana 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 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.