Salt Lake City, UT freight rates Salt Lake City’s prime geographic location has garnered it the title “Crossroads of the West.” The city directly connects to or is near several major interstate highways: Interstate 80 (east to New York City/west to San Francisco), Interstate 70 (east to Denver), and Interstate 1-15 (north to Canada/south to Mexico). There are more than 2,300 interstate and intrastate motor freight carriers with operations in Utah. The area’s rail system provides interline switching routes for West coast rail transit shipments, and for Eastern and Midwestern transit shipments, with the advantage of not having to backhaul shipments. A new trans-loading facility located in Salt Lake City can accommodate up to 250,000 container lifts annually and is the first major destination and interchange point for Union-Pacific Railroad from Seattle, Portland, Oakland and Los Angeles/Long Beach. The Salt Lake City International Airport is served by 16 cargo carriers that handle more than 550 million pounds of air cargo a year. The city is also a full service customs port city.
San Antonio, TX freight rates If you want to ship items to and from the Alamo or other points of San Antonio, you have abundant options. The city offers a comprehensive, accessible and free-flowing system of roads that include three major interregional highways and numerous U.S. and state highways. A wide array of motor freight carriers, rail providers and air cargo companies serve the area. In addition, Port San Antonio is a planned international, commercial, industrial and logistics center that will have Foreign Trade Zone status and abundant rail and highway access. Like most of Texas, shipping in and out of San Antonio is quite affordable due to the high volume of goods moving in, out and through the state, and efficient due to the transportation network and mild winters.