The Logistical Advantages of a Georgia Location for Manufacturers and Service Providers—Besides Nextran Atlanta
More than just your Mack Truck Dealer or your Volvo semi-truck dealership, Nextran Truck Centers is here to make sure your business has what it needs to thrive—including the right location. If proximity to the two Nextran Atlanta locations and our facilities in Macon and Kennesaw isn’t reason enough to open your business’s first or next location in Georgia, consider the other competitive advantages. Georgia, especially its capital, provides many transportation advantages and competitive efficiencies to any business that plans to open up shop in or expand to the state.
Railroads and Trucking Boost Operational Efficiencies
Georgia’s status as a global logistics and transportation hub has its origins in 1837. That’s when Atlanta was founded as the end of the Western & Atlantic railroad line, giving the city its early nickname of Terminus. Now, Atlanta is no longer a terminus—it’s a center point. Roads, rails, ocean routes and air routes radiate from the city because of its critical role in the national and world economies.
Georgia is still covered in 5,000 miles of railroad tracks, and today’s trucking industry makes up a major part of the state’s booming transportation infrastructure. Semi-trucks hauling freight from Georgia can reach 80% of the U.S. population in two days or less. That’s because I-75 and I-95 connect Georgia with the southernmost and northernmost regions of the United States, while four other interstates directly connect The Peach State to 15 other states. This makes Georgia a vital asset in the trucking industry and causes the need for semi-truck dealerships throughout the state, including Nextran Atlanta.
Ocean Ports Offer International Access
Trucking efficiency isn’t the only reason Georgia is a business’s dream location. If your business relies on maritime travel, the ports of Savannah and Brunswick offer clear operating advantages.
The Port of Savannah is the fourth-biggest container port in the United States, and it offers the most shipping services (38) of any port in the Southeast. Savannah is also home to the largest single-terminal container operation in North America, Garden City Terminal, which handles both containerized and refrigerated cargo. Brunswick’s three terminals specialize in breakbulk, bulk and Ro/Ro (roll-on/roll-off) cargo ensuring expert and expedited handling, no matter your shipping needs.
Atlanta’s Airport Is a Domestic and International Shipping Force
There are few bigger advantages for businesses in Georgia than the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It’s the busiest passenger airport in the world and the 10th-largest air cargo hub in North America, with incredible efficiency domestically and internationally. Flights from Atlanta reach 80% of the U.S. market within two hours, and there are 75 direct flights to international destinations from the city. Logistically, you can’t go wrong setting up shop in Georgia, especially near the hotbed of Atlanta.
Contact Nextran Truck Centers
We’re more than just your Mack Truck Dealer or your Volvo semi-truck dealership. We’re your partner for the long haul to help keep you on the road and keep your business up and running. To learn more about maximizing your fleet’s resources with brands like Ford, Volvo, Mack Trucks or Isuzu, contact Nextran Truck Centers. With 16 locations across Florida, Georgia and Alabama, including Nextran Atlanta, we’re here for all your trucking needs.