American Auto Works Begins Operations at Total Distribution Services’ Orlando Facility
On August 1, 2013, American Auto Works (“AAW”) started automobile terminal operations at Total Distribution Services’ (“TDSI”) automotive rail facility in Orlando, Florida.
AAW will provide automobile loading and unloading services for TDSI’s customers at the facility, which include GM, Nissan, Chrysler, and Ford. The facility’s features include approximately 50 acres, 3 railcar tracks, and staging capacity for 800 vehicles.
“We are excited to grow our service network with TDSI, and look forward to providing safe and reliable service at the Orlando facility,” said Mike Willis, President AAW.
TDSI, a CSX Corporation subsidiary, offers vehicle-handling services through a network of automobile-distribution facilities, storage locations and facilities providing service to Eastern, Gulf and Southeastern ports. TDSI transloads customers’ products from one transportation mode to another – rail car to truck, truck to rail car, or rail car to ship. The services TDSI provides are conducted by independent contractors in facilities where TDSI has operating contracts.