QUESTION #1 OF 5:
What products will be received and/or distributed via rail?
A: Clients must analyze costs.
A product’s dimensions and weight determine its shipping route and special handling requirements (heyyy kid gloves).
Some shipping routes have height and weight restrictions.
All of this can affect rates.
B: Railed products can dictate site design.
Many products require specialized loading and unloading capabilities, which can significantly impact space use.
Want the ability to load/unload from both sides of the rail car? Need room for specialized equipment?
All of this should be considered in your client’s site layout.