J.B. Hunt Launches Southern California Transload Service

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A J.B. Hunt truck on the road. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. will open its first transload service facility on the West Coast, the company announced July 13.

The transload service facility will support international cargo along the West Coast and streamline inland transportation for customers. It is located in the Los Angeles and Long Beach area to provide port drayage and transloading services. The location will also provide quick access to outbound rail and highway transport.

“The increase in import activity over recent years has created a bottleneck at the port, resulting in inefficient delays and rising costs,” said Shelley Simpson, chief commercial officer and executive vice president of people and human resources at J.B. Hunt. “We are providing customers with a complete solution that not only alleviates those challenges, it can accelerate their ability to meet domestic demand by offering a seamless port, transload, and domestic outbound move.”

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J.B. Hunt said the new facility and service will complement its recent announcement to help customers accelerate the delivery of overseas freight through a long-term multivessel service agreement. The facility includes a 91,000-square-foot warehouse and 8 acres of parking for up to 300 containers.

To streamline port drayage the company will have a fleet dedicated to transporting inbound ocean freight from the port to the new facility.

Cargo containers will be loaded directly onto company-owned marine chassis and arrive at the facility for prompt transloading into domestic trailing equipment. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. ranks No. 4 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. It also ranks No. 5 on the TT list of the 100 largest logistics companies. — Transport Topics

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