Our Transload Services in Portland & St. Louis
Transloading, also known as “cross dock” service, is the transferring of goods to and from trailers or shipping containers. You need transloading services whenever your goods need to be physically moved from one vehicle or container to another.
Bridgetown Trucking has been transloading goods of all types since 1999. This includes complicated loading processes and even oversized items that require side loading onto a flatbed trailer. Whatever you need, we can make it happen quickly and efficiently.
How Transloading Works
A simple transloading process may look like this:
- Goods arrive on truck A.
- Goods are offloaded into a dock area.
- Goods are reloaded onto truck B for transportation.
Transloading can be a complex process depending on:
- The particular goods’ weight and dimensions
- The variety of goods involved
- The number of separate destinations they will be shipped to
At Bridgetown Trucking, our process is organized and streamlined. With nearly two decades of experience, we have the knowledge and expertise to skillfully handle even the most difficult transloading operations, which might include very heavy items or multiple trailers, containers, and shipping destinations.
Devanning and Consolidation
Transloading can also include the devanning of an ocean freight shipping container. In other words, the container’s contents may need to be unloaded and segregated onto various pallets before we load them onto trailers for final transport.
For example, you might have a large container of imported goods scheduled to arrive via ocean freight in Portland, OR. If necessary, Bridgetown Trucking can separate the contents your container into smaller loads for transport to a variety of destinations.
The devanning process also commonly works in reverse. This consolidation happens when multiple smaller shipments arrive at the dock, and then need to be loaded onto a single unit for shipment to their next destination.
Our Cross Dock Facilities
Sometimes transloading happens immediately. Other times goods may need to be stored for a few days before we reload them for delivery. In either case, our warehouse facilities in both the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest are well equipped with everything we need for transloading and safe, secure storage.
Our facilities are conveniently located in close proximity to local airports and major local ports.
- Our Portland, OR Location: Bridgetown Trucking operates three facilities (212,000 sq. ft. total) within 3 miles of Portland International Airport.
- Our St. Louis, MO Location: We operate a 22,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility in the heart of St. Louis, between the airport and downtown.
Each of our facilities operates with a high level of security, including cell connected security systems, 24/7 state-of-the-art video monitoring with 30+ day retention, and patrolled yards.
Are you importing goods from overseas? Handling imports is one of our specialties. We have facilities that meet Customs bonded and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) compliance standards. Bridgetown Trucking can transload, store, and deliver your imported goods quickly and by the book.
Whether we load your goods immediately or store them for a few days, you can rest assured that your goods are safe and secure at Bridgetown Trucking facilities.
Get a Customized Quote for Transloading Services
The cost of transloading services can vary based on time, number of units, number of pallets, and whether we load your goods immediately or store them temporarily at one of our facilities.
Bridgetown Trucking was built on reliability and outstanding service. We’re proud of our reputation for flexibility in accommodating our clients’ requirements and schedules.