Las Vegas is truly a unique city in the American landscape. Beginning as a tiny desert railroad service center in 1905, the town began to grow and urbanize when the start of construction on the Hoover Dam in 1931 brought an influx of workers to the area, swelling the population from 5,000 to over 25,000 people. Theaters and casinos began to spring up in order to entertain the newly arrived workforce, and when the dam was completed in 1935, the city became the first benefactor of the electricity it produced as well as the tourism it attracted. By1954, high-end hotels and legalized casino gambling were bringing 8 million visitors a year to Las Vegas, and the city began a rapid expansion that lasted into the mid 2000s, with its population nearly doubling in most decades. In less than 100 years since its founding, Las Vegas had become the 28th largest city in America, and vast suburbs and single family home neighborhoods had enlarged the population of the surrounding Clark County to 1.8 million residents. Today, Las Vegas is the biggest city in Nevada and the state’s economic center, containing nearly three quarters of the state’s population and hosting tens of millions of tourists every year. Though its economy is still predominantly based in the gambling and service industries, mining and construction also play a large role in the city’s business community. With such massive growth over its relatively short history, Las Vegas relies heavily onNevada’s system of highways and its commercial fleet of trucks to carry much of its cargo into and out of the city. This is supported by shipments arriving and departing McCarran International Airport, and to a lesser extent, a small railroad freight capacity. Because of the high volume of passenger and freight traffic moving to and from the city, there are a variety of options when it comes to shipping cargo to and from the city that never sleeps.
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.