Do you ship three or more truckloads to any single destination within a week?
WHAT IS RAIL TRANSLOADING?
Transloading is the process of transferring freight between multiple modes of transportation. It allows a shipper to take advantage of the speed, cost and capabilities that multiple modes of transportation have to offer. Transloading allows you to link the flexibility of a truck to the long haul efficiency of shipping with rail. Some benefits include:
Fuel and Cost Savings
A freight train can move a ton of freight and travel an average of 473 miles on a single gallon of fuel. A typical rail car moves the equivalent of three to four semi trucks per rail car.
Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, replacing just 10 percent of long haul freight from truck to rail would save nearly 1 billion gallons of fuel annually.
With injury rates now lower than most major industries including trucking and airlines, railroad transportation is safer and more reliable than it has ever been.
Reduced Highway Traffic
Considering truck loadings are the single most significant cause of wear on road infrastructure, decreasing the number of trucks will decrease maintenance costs.
IS SHIPPING WITH RAIL RIGHT FOR YOU?
COMMODITIES SHIPPED BY RAIL:
RAIL TRANSLOADING AND CROSSDOCKING IN IOWA.
Whether shipping product to or from the Mid-West, you should consider partnering with a Third Party Logistics company like Standard Distribution Co. With our rail transloading and rail cross docking facilities located in Iowa directly on the Canadian National (CN) rail line, you can take advantage of our investments in infrastructure, equipment and experienced personnel while saving money shipping by rail rather than traditional modes of transportation.