It is no surprise that the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, built in 1869, still stands as the oldest building in downtown Atlanta. The city originated as a railroad town, founded in 1837 as the end of the line for the Western & Atlantic railroad, and transportation and logistics have remained a central part of Atlanta throughout its history. In the last 30 years, Atlanta has seen unprecedented growth in its metropolitan areas. Between 1980 and 2000, metro Atlanta grew in population by 82%, ballooning to over 5 million people living in the city’s surrounding neighborhoods and counties, many of them commuting to the economic centers of the city for work. Atlanta contains the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the United States, including internationally recognized brands like Coca Cola and Home Depot, as well as transportation giants United Parcel Service (UPS) and Delta Airlines. Transportation innovations have helped establish the city as a state and regional center of commerce and finance. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest in terms of daily passenger flights, and the city’s rail system remains a crucial junction for trains connecting to the southeast. The Port ofSavannah, one of the fastest growing seaports and container terminals in the country, is closely connected to Atlanta via highways and railroads. This immense multimodal freight system has helped make Atlanta one of the most important commercial, financial, and transportation centers in the UnitedStates.
Market Capacity represents the balance between the number of shipments from a given market and the available trucks in that market. Tight Capacity signifies more shipments than available trucks, and indicates a higher chance of late shipments or cancellations. Loose Capacity signifies that there are more available trucks than current shipments in that market, indicating a greater likelihood of on time shipments and no cancellations.
Below is the contact information and terminal location of the local freight shipping providers. Rather than being redirected from a generic national support line, the contact information provided includes specific location-based office numbers, so that you are able to get in touch directly with the appropriate local office to answer questions about your shipments.