Location & Transportation

Nebraska sits at the crossroads of the nation’s transportation history. The Great Platte River Road was the grand corridor of America's westward expansion. The Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, California Road, and Pony Express route converged in the valley of the Platte, forming the superhighway of its day. The Platte River Valley became the natural route for the first transcontinental railroad, traveling westward from its home in Omaha, Nebraska to Sacramento, California.

Nebraska's central location makes it an ideal transportation hub. Interstate-80, arguably the nation’s busiest intercontinental Highway, stretches 482 miles from one end of the state to the other. Seven national north south highways bisect the state, providing companies with ready access to the NAFTA trade corridor. The state also is served by two Class I rail systems.

Supply chain and logistics management companies are discovering what railroads and trucking firms have long known. Right-in-the-middle-of-it-all: Nebraska is a great place to do business…
Center of the U.S., low traffic congestion, costs, business climate, labor costs, and the absence of inventory taxes are a few reasons to locate your next transportation, warehousing, and logistics center in Nebraska.

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Maps showing legal trucking distances from selected Nebraska communities
Ainsworth Albion Alliance Ashland Auburn Aurora
Beatrice Bellevue Blair Broken Bow Central City Chadron
Columbus Cozad Crete David City Fairbury Falls City
Fremont Geneva Gering Gothenburg Grand Island Gretna
Hastings Holdrege Imperial Kearney Kimball La Vista
Lexington Lincoln Madison McCook Milford Minden
Nebraska City Norfolk North Platte Ogallala Omaha O'Neill
Ord Papillion Plattsmouth Ralston St. Paul Schuyler
Scottsbluff Seward Sidney South Sioux City Superior Tekamah
Valentine Waverly Wayne West Point York

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