Transloading is the process of moving goods from one mode of transport to another. It is most commonly employed when one mode cannot be used for the entire trip, as for instance when goods must be shipped internationally from the port of entry to another stateside destination. It also applies to bulk shipment via rail to truck to reach a final delivery point. Today, frac sand and other bulk goods utilize the process continually.
(Greenville, Texas Facility) Delta’s site provides for the process of transferring a shipment from rail to trucks as well as truck to truck.
(Dallas, Texas Facility) Delta’s Dallas, TX facility allows transloading from one frieght carrier or truck to another and freight to parcel.
See also: Cross Dock