First and Final Mile



Shipping can be complex. We keep it simple. Our team of experts will work with you to arrange truck transfer between your facilities and our rail for an all-in-one shipping solution.


With complete logistics coverage, we can move a range of full car and less-than-truckload (LTL) freight from A to B — even if you don't have direct rail access.

  • Norfolk Southern First Mile Solution with Triple Crown Service Freight Car

    First and Last Mile Needs All in One Place

    Norfolk Southern is the only Class I railroad providing one-stop shopping with our Triple Crown service, leveraging our own assets to help you move freight from the first mile to the last. 

  • Norfolk Southern railcars liquid bulk transfer

    Ship Smarter With Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer

    We have expanded our transload capabilities including 36 Thoroughbred Bulk Terminals (TBT), and with our Short Line partners, we now offer over 300 transload terminals. These provide a broad range of product capabilities as well as optionality for our customers for door-to-door solutions. 

  • Norfolk Southern First Mile Solution LTL Forklift Transfer

    Make LTL Shipping Easier With Thoroughbred Freight Transfer

    Thoroughbred Freight Transfer (TFT) is a truck-like service leveraging the high capacity of a boxcar and the speed of intermodal. Your experience with TFT will be similar to standard LTL, with delivery handled by truck and intermediate transload to and from a boxcar.


Transport a Wide Range of Freight

From full car to less-than-load to palletized shipments, we connect trucks and trains to get your goods where they need to go. 

Norfolk Southern railcars transport freight on track

Ship Via Rail — Without Rail Access

Our trucking subsidiary, Triple Crown Services, and warehouse partners work together to provide seamless pickup and delivery.

Norfolk Southern first mile solution forklift in tunnel 

Get End-to-End Logistics Coverage

Whatever you need to move, we take care of the details — from scheduling trucks to ensuring safe and secure transport.

Norfolk Southern crew discuss railcar logistics outside next to train track

Key Resources

Triple Crown Services

A Norfolk Southern subsidiary, Triple Crown Services provides bimodal, door-to-door truckload service and standalone drayage services, all in one place. 

Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer

Our TBT services and network of warehouse partners offer efficient, cost-effective rail solutions. 

Thoroughbred Freight Transfer

Our TFT service delivers the convenience and flexibility of less-than-truckload shipping with the reliability of truck service at a fraction of the cost.

Thoroughbred Direct Intermodal Services

A Norfolk Southern subsidiary, Thoroughbred Direct Intermodal Services, provides transportation solutions to third-party logistics companies, brokers, steamship lines and trucking companies.  

Short Line Connections

Expand your reach. Our short line connections can help you access new markets and get freight even closer to its destination. Explore our short line connections or login to your AccessNS account for detailed information.


Shipping industrial products? Modalgistics is our supply chain services group. Experts can help you explore the benefits of adding/expanding the use of rail products in your supply chain.

Find Your Industry

Get the logistics expertise and customized shipping solutions you need to keep your business moving.

New to Rail?

Curious about shipping with us? We'll show you how it works. Let's shorten the distance between you and opportunity.

Build-Ready and Rail-Served Sites

Let us help you expand your business’ foundation. Connect with us to find the rail-served industrial sites that fit your needs. We’re ready to make your site-location and expansion decisions easier.

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Carbon Calculator

As the most sustainable way to ship freight over land, rail can help you reduce emissions and shipping costs. See how much you can save — and be part of something that can move the weight of the world, for the world.

Norfolk Southern Railway Carbon Calculator on computer screen First & Final Mile