Nestled between Virginia and Maryland, Washington D.C.’s metropolitan area sprawls 4,000 square miles and encompasses ten counties, but the city itself is a mere 68 square miles. Despite its compact size or perhaps because of it, Washington D.C was established as the capital of the United States in 1790, its location strategically selected at the navigational head of the Potomac River so as to provide access to the Atlantic Ocean for trade and defense. In addition to federal jobs, tourism and hospitality industries thrive in D.C, as well as technology, construction, international business, and a small manufacturing sector. The Washington D.C.’s position on the northern shore of the Potomac (which literally translates to “trading place” in Algonquian) gives the city access to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, as well as important East Coast north-south and east-west rail corridors. Two Class I railroads operate in the city, CSX and Norfolk Southern, giving the city regional access to major trade markets in New York and Philadelphia, as well as transcontinental access to the West Coast and Midwest via rail and interstate. Washington D.C.’s close proximity to the Port of Baltimore in the Chesapeake Bay also provides the city with access to a large volume of international shipping arriving and departing the East Coast, further connecting the region to broader trade markets. With the heavy traffic of goods and myriad modes of transportation and shipping, Washington D.C is well situated to handle any shipping needs efficiently and at a low price, regardless of cargo or destination.

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Washington DC's Shipping Terminals

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.


1901 Ware Bottom Spring Road
Chester VA, 23836
(804) 230-2170

ABF Freight

6720 Washington Blvd
Elkridge MD, 21075
(410) 796-8800

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UPS Freight

2400 Beaver Rd
Landover MD, 20785
(800) 333-7400

YRC Freight

7600 Preston Dr
Landover MD, 20785
(800) 610-6500

Old Dominion

(804) 233-3091

Estes Express

20 Venture Drive
Stafford VA, 22554
(540) 720-1525

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906 Baker Lane
Winchester VA, 22603
(540) 662-1935

FedEx Freight

1029 17th St NW
Washington DC, 20036
(202) 659-2833

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1501 Eckington Pl NE
Washington DC, 20002
(800) 463-3339

FedEx Freight

1612 K St NW 100
Washington DC, 20006
(202) 466-3777

R+L Carriers

2001 Ruffin Mill Rd.
Colonial Heights VA, 23834

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