Founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers, Columbus would go on to become the capital of Ohio and the state’s most populous city. In 1850 the first railroad was built in Columbus, and by 1875 eight railroads served the city, leading to rapid growth. With the railroads came industry and manufacturing, fueled by the city’s growing population of workers arriving to obtain jobs in the steel mills and horse-drawn buggy factories Columbus would become know for at the time. From 1950 onward, fueled by a postwar boom in population and prosperity, Columbus has steadily grown into a thriving metropolis with a diverse economy. Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the U.S, contributes significantly to the city’s job market and infrastructure, as well as its cultural identity. Other industries prevalent in Columbus include insurance, banking, fashion, defense, aviation, logistics, and technology. John Glen International Airport and its counterpart, Rickenbacker International Airport, handle a large portion of the freight coming into and out of the area. Rickenbacker Airport’s cargo facility is directly connected to the Norfolk Southern Railroad Intermodal Terminal, which handles 250,000 intermodal containers annually and provides access to the deep water port in Norfolk, Virginia, as well as improved access to rail hubs in the Chicago area. Columbus is also bisected by two major interstate highways, the I-70 running east/west and the I-71 running north/southwest, providing easy access for motorized freight arriving and departing the city’s metropolitan area. A centralized location, thriving economy, and rising population make Columbus well equipped to fulfill any shipping needs at a low cost.
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.