CAST Transportation’s  Transload and Re-load services provide customers the flexibility to transport commodities from rail-to-truck and truck-to-rail. All shipments via rail can be consigned to your company c/o CAST at Irondale, Colorado.

What exactly is Transloading?

Transloading is the combining of transportation modes to better support and satisfy the needs of the customer. Transloading can be used as a cost saving measure. Transloading works for many different types of commodities.

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The way it works….

When a company needs to move a commodity by rail, but doesn’t have direct rail access, a Transload is often the best answer. Transloading works both ways. Whether it is rail-to-truck or truck-to-rail, the transload process is easy and efficient.

trans-1 SHIP

The loaded railcar is shipped from its origin headed for the transload site. Car types including boxcars, gondolas and flatcars carrying unitized commodities. Hoppers and tanks typically carry bulk commodities. Each car type is purpose-built for the commodity being hauled.

 trans-2 RECEIVE

The freight car is received by the CAST’s transload’s site (Irondale Station track 604).

trans-3 UNLOAD

The contents of the freight car are then removed safely and efficiently. Unloading boxcars, gondolas and flatcars is accomplished using forklifts, cranes and other lifting implements.

trans-4 STORAGE

Sometimes at the option of the customer, CAST will store the commodity on-site until the customer requests the material. Both short-term and long-term storage agreements can be used as necessary.

 trans-5 TRANSLOAD

The commodity is transloaded to trucks for the final leg of the journey and the cycle is complete. The transload process works just as well when the commodity is trucked to CAST’s transload site and loaded into railcars.