Backed by 115+ years of experience, no other warehouse facility in the region makes it this easy for your business to flex between the speed of trucking and the long-haul cost efficiencies of rail.
DIRECT ACCESS TO CLASS 1 RAILWAYS
Rail freight services at Logistics Park Cedar Rapids are provided by our fellow Travero company, CRANDIC Rail. In its second century of service, CRANDIC Rail continues to serve some of the largest ag-processors and manufacturers in the state.
Averaging 100,000 carloads a year, our experienced staff can manage your shipping needs 365 days a year. We offer flexible and competitively priced service through strategic agreements with regional and Class I railroads.
CASE STUDY: 30% COST REDUCTION
An Eastern Iowa construction products supplier historically received 3-4 trucks per week of material from the Pacific Northwest for redistribution to its area customers. Working with Travero’s logistics experts, the shipper modeled a different scenario: shipping the product via rail box cars over the long haul to a transfer site in Cedar Rapids, where the product was loaded onto truck for local delivery.
The long-haul cost efficiencies of freight rail paid off: on the 1,800-mile trek, despite the added cost to transfer the product between rail and truck, as well as the last mile truck delivery, the shipper reduced their transportation costs by 30%.
You don’t need to be shipping to or from Iowa and the Coasts to take advantage of transloading. If you are hauling multiple trucks per week of bulk or heavy goods over 750 miles, there’s a chance our rail to truck transfer capability can offer you a competitive option. Give us a call – we would love to help you to find out!