A Brief History
Since that day in 1981 when Judi Girard Stefflre bought a struggling little Alhambra-based trucking company (with six small trucks), Rail Delivery has become one of the busiest and most successful trucking companies in California. In its state-of-the-art 10 acre facility in Fontana, California, this woman-owned company delivers customized, technology-driven solutions that set the mark for service and communication.
APICS IE Spring Symposium
David Porter, CEO Rail Delivery Services talks about Updating Technology
What We Do
Rail Delivery Services provides intermodal drayage, consolidation/deconsolidation/transload, dedicated trucking, and local pickup and delivery services throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona.
New Building Dedication and Party
Rail Delivery celebrates the grand opening of its second Fontana crossdock on February 15, 2013.
Leaders in our Industry
RDS was a founding member of the American Trucking Association's Intermodal Council and the Intermodal Steering Committee of the California Trucking Association. We are active in the American Trucking Associations, ATA’s Intermodal Conference, the California Trucking Association and the Intermodal Association of North America. In the late 1990s, Rail Delivery was voted as one of the Top 10 Woman-Owned Businesses in the Nation by Entrepreneur Magazine and Dun and Bradstreet. Rail Delivery is continuously recognized by their customers for outstanding service. We’ve earned Hub Group’s Western Region Drayage Carrier of the Year (1997), Toyota’s Kaizen Challenge, Excalibur Award from Consolidated/Big Lots and numerous on-time awards from other customers. Most of the on-time awards recognized us for 98 percent to 100 percent on-time (in a Southern California area known for its horrendous gridlock!).
Today’s Rail Delivery Services’ headquarters facility in Fontana, California, features a dual, state-of-the-art warehouse facility on 9 acres with 100,000 square feet of warehouse space, 44 customized truck docks, 7,000 square feet of office, multiple T-1 Internet lines, and parking for 150 53-foot trailers. We are strategically located in the center of Southern California’s transportation hub, within a 10 mile radius of 80 percent of the largest distribution centers. We are designed and built for years of growth and customized service for our clients.
Clean Truck Program
In recent years Rail Delivery Services has taken a leading role in reducing particulate diesel emissions and pollutants by securing new, environmentally friendly "Clean Trucks" for their drivers.
A Man With a Dream
How a driver with a dream of owning his own truck experienced gigantic, incredibly expensive truck problems and was about to lose his ownership dream until Rail Delivery set him back on the path to success. Recognizing Rick’s integrity, good driving, honesty and commitment to doing a good job, RDS created a new start for Rick.
Exceptional Customer Service
Rail Delivery staff consider each customer’s overall delivery and pickup needs. We also provide auxiliary services including yard logistics and management, return products’ services, and we pick-up and deliver to and from California distribution centers.
A Bright Future
Rail Delivery's CEO shares how she initially became the owner of the small, struggling intermodal trucking firm in Alhambra, California, and how with vision and a commitment to advancing technology the company has grown into a major forward - looking, customer-responsive intermodal provider in one of the busiest geographical areas of Southern California.