Norfolk Southern serves 26 auto assembly plants, 35 auto distribution facilities, three Just-In-Time rail centers, and four service hubs strategically positioned throughout the network.
NS offers modal and supply chain management solutions, including:
- Finished Vehicle Distribution
- Traditional Boxcar Services
- Just-In-Time Rail Centers
- Triple Crown Services
- Thoroughbred Direct Intermodal Services
Finished vehicle distribution
Dedicated daily service between assembly plants and destination facilities allows Norfolk Southern to provide high-velocity, highly reliable customer service. NS is the model of innovation for vehicle distribution in North America, providing ability to mix different manufacturers' vehicles on a single railcar, reducing overall transit times for customers.
Auto parts delivery
The NS automotive group develops cost-saving initiatives for manufacturers that ship auto parts. NS-offered modal solutions include a network of traditional boxcar services, JIT Rail Centers, Triple Crown Services, and Thoroughbred Direct Intermodal Services. NS is developing additional integrated distribution channels for serving the auto parts market.
NS is dedicated to providing customers with the safest, most up-to-date and efficient fleet of automotive rail equipment in North America. NS strives for continuous improvement of railcar technology, which creates savings for manufacturers as cargo moves safely, on-time, and damage-free from origin to destination.
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