According to a recent study, 90% of Fortune 500 companies benefited from Third Party Logistics Companies (3PL), up from 46% in 2001. These corporations rely heavily on 3PL companies for quality control, accuracy and cost savings by outsourcing their shipping and logistics departments. Whether your company’s industry is engineering, construction, apparel, food and beverage or computers, you can benefit from a shipping service called transloading.
Often, manufacturers think since they do not have a railroad servicing their area that railroads are not an option. However, in today’s world where efficient and cost-effective transportation is essential, transloading can offer the benefits of rail service without having a rail line connected to your business. Your company can load trucks at your facilities and deliver to a nearby location for shipment and “transload” on to a rail car. The rail car will handle the long haul, which offers savings to your company.
The savings to your business are clear when you learn there is an average of four truck loads to one rail car. Most rail cars can accommodate 100 tons of lading. Rail is also the green alternative to trucks. By using railroads for freight services, your company can reduce their carbon footprint while saving money in transportation cost.
Advanced Logistics is a 3PL company that can offer this multi-modal service and is served by two Class I railroads – BNSF and UP. We have the capability to offer transload options on a variety of commodities, including petroleum, steel coils, dry wall, diesel, building materials, plastics, food products, scrap, etc. In addition to transloading, we have a secure, climate controlled warehouse for your company’s products.
We offer quality warehouse services: transloading, pick and pull and inventory management. Advanced Logistics is located close to two interstate highways (5 & 80) and two state highways (50 & 99). Contact us today for more information.