Economic Development

Washoe County Location/Market Access


With borders on five states, Nevada provides efficient transportation links to major western markets. Reno/Sparks, located in Washoe County, is at the hub of an extensive transportation network on two major highway corridors: Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 395. Shipments from Reno/Sparks to 10 of the 11 western states occur on a second-day basis.

Interstate 80 connects Reno/Sparks to Sacramento and San Francisco to the west and Salt Lake City to the east. U.S. Highway 395 runs northbound to Oregon, Washington, and Canada and southbound to Los Angeles.

Both JC Penney and Kmart, two major distribution centers located in Reno and Sparks, carry shipments over these routes daily.

Return to TopMileage to/from Reno, Nevada

Location Distance
Sacramento, CA 132 miles
San Francisco, CA 218 miles
Boise, ID 423 miles
Las Vegas, NV 448 miles
Salt Lake City, UT 518 miles
Los Angeles, CA 518 miles
Portland, OR 576 miles
Phoenix, AZ 739 miles
Seattle, WA 750 miles
Helena, MT 887 miles
Cheyenne, WY 956 miles
Denver, CO 1,051 miles
Santa Fe, NM 1,284 miles

Source: Rand McNally Mileage Calculator

Return to TopThird Party Logistics

Bender Group
Bender Group focuses on providing flexible logistics solutions, delivering excellent customer service and building partnerships with companies of all sizes to improve their supply chain networks, from raw materials to consumer delivery.

CEVA Logistics
CEVA Logistics is a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions demonstrating core competencies in domestic and international freight transportation, integrated logistics management and information technology.

Hopkins Distribution
Hopkins Distribution Company is well known and respected for providing global logistics, distribution, and warehousing solutions for many clients across the United States. As a Third Party Logistics (3PL) specialist, they provide their clients with a wide array of highly technical yet cost-efficient options for fulfillment, distribution and warehousing challenges.

ITS Logistics
ITS Logistics is a Nevada based, third party logistics provider offering a wide range of supply chain solutions to local and national manufacturers and distributors.  View ITS Logistics' truck service radius map below (click map for larger image).

Market Access Map

Kuehne + Nagel
Kuehne + Nagel is one of the world's leading logistics providers. Across its global network of 750 offices in more than 100 countries, the company develops and delivers integrated logistics solutions of outstanding quality and operational excellence. Tailored to industry and customer requirements.

Legacy Supply Chain Services
Legacy Supply Chain Services is a third-party logistics provider with over 37 years of supply chain experience. Our expanded North American distriibution footprint includes of 6,000,000 square feet of dedicated and multi-client space in 50 locations, across 19 states and 3 Canadian provinces. Legacy's full-service solutions include: warehousing and distribution, international transportation, North American transportation, customs and complaince, and installation services.

OHL offers a comprehensive set of logistics solutions to support customer needs throughout the world.  Their services include transportation, warehousing and distribution, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and trade consulting services. 

OHL – Sparks, Nevada would like to share some great initiatives for warehousing and logistics services. Currently, OHL Sparks has approximately 150k ft2 available. Open rack and bulk storage. With this immediate space available, the OHL Sparks Operations Team is willing to fill at a very low cost - attractive rate.  This is for month to month as well as year to year deals. Please contact Jonathan Greer at or 775.412.0653 directly for additional information.

OnTrac transit day map from Reno, Nevada

OnTrac is the faster, more affordable way to ship Ground within the Western United States. Their Ground service network reaches over 63 million consumers and saves you a transit day over the national carriers. You pay for Ground service and your customers get it the next day.*

With over 20 years of experience, OnTrac has grown to become the largest regional package delivery company in the United States, helping distribution centers in Reno speed up their deliveries while boosting profits and customer satisfaction. Companies also benefit from lower surcharges, later pickups, fewer fees, and a money-back Service Guarantee, making OnTrac a valuable asset for your West Coast operations. 

To learn more about OnTrac, please visit or contact Christopher Reed at

*subject to volume requirements & special pickup arrangements.


Schneider Logistics
Schneider Logistics provides innovative transportation and logistics technologies that optimize supply chain visibility, flexibility, and profitability.  We provide our customers with the resources they need to be successful and the power to make informed decisions that are right for their business.  Where is your business taking you?  We’ll get you there.

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Reno is located 4 hours from the major international and domestic shipping hub of the San Francisco Bay Area. This area includes the Ports of Oakland and San Francisco, three major airports: San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, rail facilities in Oakland and Richmond, and domestic truck line operations throughout the region. The Customs Port of San Francisco is the sixth largest customs seaport/airport in the country, servicing nearly a million entries covering nearly $68 billion in merchandise annually. San Francisco International Airport is in the process of completing over $2 billion in expansion that will set it as one of the preeminent airports in the western hemisphere, in time to handle an estimated passenger load increase of 50% in the next five years.

Reno is able to take advantage of all of the benefits of this port through direct electronic connectivity to Customs in Washington, San Francisco and ports around the nation. The proximity to major West Coast ports provides next day capability for movement of cargo back and forth for import and export as well as domestic spoke-and-hub services via air, truck or rail. At the same time, Reno has customs facilities and personnel to handle nearly all import and export needs, while Reno International Airport is capable of handling a variety of international and domestic services and flights. Reno is situated at a major crossroads for truck and rail services, facilitating next day and deferred services throughout the nation and many parts of the world.

Reno offers service, location and the promise of timely cargo handling.

Return to TopForeign Trade Zones

A foreign trade zone is a restricted access site authorized by the Foreign Trade Zones Board, which consists of the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of the Treasury. FTZs, upon activation under regulations of the U.S. Customs Service, are secured areas under U.S. Customs supervision and are located in or near a U.S. Customs recognized port of entry. Customs entry procedures do not apply even though FTZs are within the territory and jurisdiction of the United States.

Foreign Trade Zone 126 is located in northwest Nevada, centered off the International Customs Port in Reno, Nevada. Our zone has been approved for Alternative Site Framework (ASF), providing maximum flexibility to potential zone users. Property covered includes southern Washoe county, all of Storey, Carson, and Douglas counties, northern Lyon county, and western Churchill county- roughly 5000 square miles of available FTZ space. ASF designation allows potential users the flexibility of location, as well as quick approval for zone activity.

Return to TopRail Service

Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads service the Reno metropolitan area and provide efficient rail cargo distribution. Amtrak provides passenger service for Reno and Sparks travelers.

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Frontier NV Logistics
Frontier NV Logistics provides rail/truck transloading to the region's freight railroads, ensuring that all shippers and receivers throughout northern Nevada have access to efficient rail services. Frontier NV Logistics handles flat (centerbeam/bulkhead and standard), box, tank and hopper (open/covered) rail cars at its Sparks facility and provides local and regional drayage or works with customer to use their trucks for delivery and pickup.

Return to TopBus Service

Greyhound Lines provides regional and national bus route system service. For more information visit

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) offers the following public transit services for the greater Reno/Sparks area. RTC RIDE is the fixed-route bus service; RTC INTERCITY is the commuter service between Reno and Carson City; RTC ACCESS is the paratransit service; RTC SIERRA SPIRIT is the downtown Reno circulator service; RTC RIDESHARE is a web-based service that uses advanced technology to make carpool matching easy, fast, convenient, and accurate.

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Reno-Stead Airport
Reno-Stead Airport s a general aviation airport located north of Reno. The physical facilities include two asphalt runways (7,600 ft. and 8,080 ft.) on 5,000 acres, lights, hangars and full services. Aviation Classics Limited is the fixed-based operator. In addition, the Nevada Army National Guard has an Aviation Support Facility at the airport, from which military training activities are conducted. Reno Stead Airport is home to the Reno National Championship Air Races every September.

Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RTIA) is located a short distance from the Carson City area. RTIA is the nation's 63rd busiest airport. Everyday at RTIA approximately 10,000 passengers arrive/depart, 15,000 commercial airline seats arrive/depart, 130 commercial airline arivals/departurs take place, and 280,000 pounds of cargo arriving/departing. There are three runways, the main runway is 11,000 ft, the crosswind runway is 6,100 ft. and a parallel runway that is 9,000 ft. U.S. Customs and Immigration Offices are located on the airport premises. RTIA is a landing rights airport and Port of Entry. Three fixed-based operators provide a full range of services for private aircraft. Three fixed-based operators provide a full range of services for private aircraft.

Return to TopAir Cargo Information

Currently, Reno Tahoe International Airport is served by the following air cargo carriers:

  • United Parcel Service Co. (UPS)
  • Fed Ex Express
  • DHL (International Only)
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Alaska/Horizon Airlines

Air Cargo Numbers
Month 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
January 8,813,491 10,269,546 10,303,380 10,113,421 11,939,003
February 8,274,037 8,635,807 9,486,697 9,418,781 10,947,416
March 9,304,722 9,457,376 9,758,391 10,381,009 13,004,808
April 8,175,766 8,639,232 9,874,401 10,416,248 12,341,233
May 9,706,074 9.398.212 10,269,963 10,459,643 12,088,231
June 9,302,777 9,001,339 9,679,744 10,595,645 13,413,565
July 9,096,013 10,149,807 10,863,843 11,775,072 12,691,135
August 10,398,754 10,859,694 10,853,726 11,031,470 13,977,442
September 9,573,812 9,689,115 10,127,014 12,360,393 13,347,173
October 9,677,334 10,834,930 11,429,538 12,160,586 12,305,525
November 10,469,628 10,099,499 10,664,398 11,657,012  
December 13,007,942 13,998,438 15,776,073 17,907,699  
Totals 115,800,350 121,032,995 129,089,232 138,276,979 126,074,280

Source: Airport Authority of Washoe County 

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I-80 Winter Stats between Reno NV and Sacramento CA
Year Castle Peak
Snowfall Total
Number of
Snowfall Days
Total Days of
Chain Control
Total Hours of Chain Control
2015-16 451 inches 52 49 562 hrs 52 min
2014-15 148 inches (approx 28 inches after kv closed) 29 19 154 hrs 27 min
2013-14 211 inches 42 34 508 hrs
2012-13 263 inches 46 42 788 hrs 47 min
2011-12 335 inches 47 42 E/B - 410 hrs 43 min
W/B - 408 hrs 11 min
Year Number of Traffic Holds Westbound Number of Traffic Holds Westbound Under 30 Minutes # of Traffic Holds Westbound Over 30 Minutes Hours Traffic Was Held Westbound Number of Westbound Road Closures Hours Westbound Closed Due To Zero Visibility
2015-16 6 1 5 4 hrs 8 min 3 1 hr 4 min
2014-15 1 0 1 1 hr 50 min 0 0
2013-14 14 8 6 5 hrs 18 min 1 0
2012-13 17 8 9 10 hrs 32 min 2 0
2011-12 16 7 9 15 hrs 13 min 4 0
Year Number of Traffic Holds Westbound Number of Traffic Holds Westbound Under 30 Minutes # of Traffic Holds Westbound Over 30 Minutes Hours Traffic Was Held Westbound Number of Westbound Road Closures Hours Westbound Closed Due To Zero Visibility
2015-16 15 4 11 13 hrs 10 min 4 39 min
2014-15 5 2 3 8 hrs 28 min 1 0
2013-14 23 13 10 8 hrs 14 min 3 0
2012-13 15 8 7 7 hrs 49 min 1 0
2011-12 34 12 22 29 hrs 2 0

Source: California Department of Transportation (CalTrans)

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