Founded in 1841 as a key trading post able to service the influx of people swarming to the area, Dallas has from its beginning been a center for trade and transportation. The city population swelled in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the construction of the railroads, providing jobs and living space for workers building the web of rail lines that would eventually connect the region to the rest of the continental United States. As the ability to ship goods faster and more efficiently became built into the city’s infrastructure, the Dallas-Fort Worth area grew into a major industrial and manufacturing city. Today, the Dallas metropolitan area is the ninth largest export market in the U.S, focusing on agriculture, raw materials, food, textiles, machinery, chemicals and petroleum, and the convergence of three major railroads (Union Pacific, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe, and Kansas City Southern) places 98% of the U.S market within 48 hrs by train. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the third busiest in the world and the nation’s ninth largest in terms of cargo, in addition to its status as a major international gateway to and from the United States. The International Inland Port of Dallas (IIPOD), a massive intermodal and logistics district, encompasses 7500 acres and five municipalities and provides direct intermodal access to three major interstate highways (I-35, I-20, and I-45). With the large volume of cargo flowing into and out of the area through every mode of transportation, Dallas/Fort Worth can offer a variety of efficient shipping options and competitive pricing.
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.