Combining the Best of Truck & Train Shipping

What is transloading?

When products are transloaded, they’re moved from trucks to rail cars, or vice versa. Often, 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.

What is Transloading?

An entrepreneurial solution to issues of location & volume

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 access 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.

What is Transloading?

Transload combines the ECONOMIC advantages of SHIPPING BY trucK and rail whether or not your facility is rail-served.

Genesee Valley Transportation offers transloading services giving you the best of both worlds, combining economical rail transport with the flexibility of over-the-road trucking.

The Transload Journey

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Origin Genesee Valley Transportation

Origin

Shipment taken from its origin by truck to a transload facility.

Loading Transload Shipment Genesee Valley Transportation

Transload Facility #1

Shipment loaded onto a railcar.

Transload Rail Transit

Rail Transit

Shipment taken by rail to a transload facility near its destination.

Transload Shipment Unloaded Genesee Valley Transportation

Transload Facility #2

Shipment unloaded from the railcar.

Transload Destination Genesee Valley Transportation

Destination

Shipment taken to its final destination by truck.

Location, location, location

There are more than a half dozen 3T service locations to choose from. Where can we serve YOU?

Western NY

  • Batavia
  • Brockport
  • Buffalo
  • Lockport
  • Medina

Central NY

  • Rome
  • Utica

NORTHEAST PA/TRISTATE

  • Scranton
  • Carbondale

What Products Can Be Transloaded?

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

Dry Bulk

Plastics, Minerals, Aggregates, Manufactured Products, Grains

Liquid Bulk

Chemicals, Fertilizer, Fuels, Ethanol, LPG, Oils

Dimensional

Transformers, Wind Blades, Panel Products, Lumber, Steel, Government And Heavy Machinery

Food Grade

Frozen Foods, Perishables

Commondities

Food And Beverage, Printing Paper, Household Products

How can you save with Transloading?

Reliability

RAIL IS A

24/7

Operation

High Capacity

1 railcar

CAN HOLD UP TO

4 Truckloads

Cost Savings

Save up to

50%

On Shipping

Solve Your Long Haul Trucking Issues

UTILIZE THE BENEFITS & SAVINGS OF RAIL

Learn how easy it is to transload with Genesee Valley Transportation. We will show you how we can get you a better rate on a more efficient, effective, and reliable shipping method.

FAQS ABOUT TRANSLOADING?

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