What is cross-docking?

Cross-docking is the transfer of products from a truck or rail car to one or more outbound vehicles across a staging area within a short time — eliminating the additional handling and storage required in a standard warehousing process. This strategy helps reduce costs, shortens the delivery cycle, and reduces the risk of damage by limiting multiple handlings.

Atlanta Bonded Warehouse handles cross-dock for many customers. We serve as a pool point for cross-docked orders for our in-house less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, Colonial Cartage Corporation.