What is transloading? It gives you the best of both worlds, combining economical rail transport with the flexibility of over-the-road trucking, allowing you to lower your transportation costs and increase your market reach.
No railroad tracks at your door? No worries. When you transload, your freight is transferred between truck and train along its journey from origin to destination.
But how exactly are products moved from one mode to the next? Here are a few examples. A forklift may transfer palletized goods from a truck to a rail car, or a crane may lift heavy products, like steel beams or pipe, off a rail car and place them on a flatbed truck. Conveyor belts can be used to move bulk products, like sand, soda ash and grains.
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