什么是转运?

Learn how to get the best of truck and train.

When products are transloaded, they’re moved from trucks to rail cars, or vice versa. 经常, shippers want to combine the economic advantages of shipping by rail with the flexibility of over-the-road trucking, using affordable rail shipping for the long haul and trucks for final delivery. Transloading allows this to be possible.

为什么Transload?

Transloading gives you the best of both worlds, combining economical rail transport with the flexibility of over-the-road trucking. As shipments move seamlessly between modes, you get the economies of rail without the investment in track, allowing you to ship affordably throughout North America and expand your market reach.

Most shippers turn to transloading to lower transportation costs and 访问 the benefits of rail. Typically, shipping by rail is a more affordable shipping option. However, many shippers — or receivers — don’t have tracks at their door. With transloading, it doesn’t matter: all shippers and receivers can benefit from rail.

A single rail car can carry the contents of three to four truckloads — and trains are four times more fuel efficient than trucks. These efficiencies are passed to your transportation costs, allowing you to ship heavier loads farther, all while spending less.

Transloading coil from rail cars to trucks

What Products Can Be Transloaded?

Just about any product can be transloaded between trains and trucks and back again. Some typical examples include:

  • Standard 铁路 Commodities: Lumber, metals, paper, rebar bundles, palletized products
  • 批量: Sand, plastic pellets, soda ash, flour
  • 液体: Ethanol, biodiesel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF)
  • 超大号的: Transformers, wind blades, machinery, military vehicles
  • Service Sensitive/Critical: Auto parts, parcel, frozen food, produce, other perishables
  • 和更多的: Bricks, floor tile, coil, solar panels and beyond

How Does Transloading Work?

The way a product is transloaded depends on the product type. Products can be transloaded by:

  • 叉车

    叉车

    For products like lumber, paper and palletized goods

  • 输送机

    输送机

    For bulk products like sand, soda ash, grains, flour and sugar

  • Pump / Pneumatic Transfer

    泵/气动传输

    For products like plastic pellets and liquids

  • 起重机

    起重机

    For large, heavy products like steel beams, rebar, pipe and wind components

  • 前端装载机

    前端装载机

    For products like rock, salt and other minerals and aggregates

Depending on whether the origin or destination has rail service, transloading can happen a few different ways.

起源 Transload (no tracks at origin):

For an origin transload, trucks pick up products, which are then transloaded to rail and delivered to the final destination.

  • 车库插图

    顾客:
    Non-铁路服务

  • 卡车插图

    起源
    卡车运输

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  • 轨道交通 Illustraition

    轨道交通

  • 工厂说明

    接收方:
    铁路服务

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目的地 Transload (no tracks at destination):

With a destination transload, the origin is rail served, so products are picked up by train, then transloaded to trucks for delivery to the non-rail-served final destination.

  • 工厂说明

    顾客:
    铁路服务

  • 轨道交通 Illustraition

    轨道交通

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  • 卡车插图

    目的地
    卡车运输

  • 车库插图

    接收方:
    Non-铁路服务

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Door-to-Door Transload (no tracks at either end):

If neither the origin nor the destination is rail served, rail can still be used for the long haul. In a door-to-door transload, trucks pick up products, they are transloaded to trains for the majority of the trip, then they are transloaded back to trucks for final delivery.

  • 车库插图

    顾客:
    Non-铁路服务

  • 卡车插图

    起源
    卡车运输

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  • 轨道交通 Illustraition

    铁路
    交通

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  • 卡车插图

    目的地
    卡车运输

  • 车库插图

    接收方:
    Non-铁路服务

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铁路 Shipping Benefits Include:

  • 市场达到: The rail network stretches across the U.S.美国、加拿大和墨西哥, so you can ship to distant markets more affordably.
  • 可伸缩性: 能力 is rarely an issue for railroads, so rail can accommodate even your largest loads — and will be ready for more when your business grows.
  • 可靠性: 铁路 is a 24/7 operation, pushing forward when trucks can’t.
  • 节约成本: Simply put, rail is a more affordable transportation solution than truck.
Transloading Storage 解决方案

Transloading Supports Storage, Too

If your products need to be 存储 for a period of time before final delivery, they can be transloaded for ground storage, then transloaded back to trains or trucks when they’re ready for final delivery.

This is especially helpful for companies who require on-demand shipping. Products can be shipped by an affordable rail solution, transloaded, 存储, then delivered by truck to meet the needs of your markets.

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