RNO is in the ideal catchment area for the western United States - located north of San Francisco and west of Los Angeles. This also means RNO is closer to Asia than Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO). Close to all major west coast customers and suppliers and boasting an exceptional road and rail infrastructure, RNO is able to help get your products to market 30% faster than through Los Angeles (LAX).
The proximity to major West Coast ports provides next day capability for movement of cargo back and forth for import and export as well as domestic spoke-and-hub services via air, truck or rail. At the same time, Reno has customs facilities and personnel to handle nearly all import and export needs, while Reno-Tahoe International Airport is capable of handling a variety of international and domestic services and flights.
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Reno is situated at a major crossroads for truck and rail services, facilitating next day and deferred services throughout the nation and many parts of the world.
With borders on five states, Nevada provides efficient transportation links to major western markets. Reno/Sparks, located in Washoe County, is at the hub of an extensive transportation network on two major highway corridors: Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 395. Shipments from Reno/Sparks to 10 of the 11 western states occur on a second-day basis.
Interstate 80 connects Reno/Sparks to Sacramento and San Francisco to the west and Salt Lake City to the east. U.S. Highway 395 runs northbound to Oregon, Washington, and Canada, and southbound to Los Angeles.
Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Patagonia, Wal-Mart, JC Penney and Kmart distribution centers located in Greater Reno-Tahoe, carry shipments over these routes daily.
Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads service the Reno metropolitan area and provide efficient rail cargo distribution. Amtrak provides passenger service for Reno and Sparks travelers.