Trucking and Logistics
Lincoln’s central location makes it an ideal transportation and logistics hub. Interstate-80, arguably the nation’s busiest intercontinental highway, runs through Lincoln and stretches 482 miles east to west from one end of the state to the other. Three significant north south highways bisect the state near Lincoln, connecting Lincoln to the NAFTA trade corridor. BNSF, a Class I rail system, has a large rail hub in Lincoln. The regional Lincoln Airport and Eppley Airfield in Omaha provide easy access to air freight services.
In addition to its central location, logistics management, warehousing, and transportation companies in Lincoln enjoy several other benefits: a highly educated workforce, low labor costs, low cost of living, low traffic congestion costs, a business-friendly climate, university transport and logistics research facilities, and the absence of inventory taxes.
Lincoln’s Transportation and Logistics sector benefits from the vast array of programs that support the development of a specialized workforce for this industry. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Peru State, Concordia University, Southeast Community College, and Doane College all provide business management, administration, accounting and finance programs. In addition to which there are a number of programs and other institutions tailored to the needs of the transportation and logistics industry.
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Lincoln’s Transportation and Logistics sectors comprise a broad range of companies including major establishments such as:
|Crete Carrier Corporation||Long-haul trucking and transportation|
|Lincoln Storage and Transfer||Storage and transportation|
|Nebraska Logistics Inc.||Logistics|
|Speedway Motors||Logistics and transportation|