Kentucky: Midpoint Between the East Coast and the Heartland

Kentucky is in the middle of everything, and Cumberland County is an advantageous place to be. Within a day’s drive of 80% of the U.S. population, Burkesville is located at the center of a 34-state distribution area in the eastern United States with access via Highway 90 and Highway 61. This location advantage facilitates the distribution of goods and materials to a massive industrial and consumer market. E & Y Transport in Cumberland County takes advantage of these logistics advantages. Point of fact, Kentucky has 275 million tons of freight move across its roadways each week.

Beyond the highways, Kentucky has three major air-cargo delivery hubs operated by DHL, UPS, and Amazon. The state also has over 2,600 miles of railroad track leading to all points in the U.S., and over 2,000 miles of commercially navigable waterways. With ports on the east and west coasts getting more and more congested, many international shippers are looking for alternative routes into — and out of — America’s heartland. Kentucky provides that alternative.

  • Within a day’s drive of 80% of the U.S. Population
  • 2 hours from Louisville, KY, and Nashville, TN
  • 5 hours from Atlanta, GA
  • 1 hour 15 minutes from Bowling Green, KY, home of Western Kentucky University
  • 2 hours from the airports in Louisville, KY, Lexington, KY, and Nashville, TN
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