Half of the U.S. population is within a 500-mile radius, placing North Alabama in close proximity to several major markets. North Alabama features an excellent transportation network with numerous outlets for shipping and transport. Connections are provided via four interstates and numerous four-lane, interstate-quality highways. Many truck freight forwarders serve the area, including national carriers.
Norfolk Southern and CSX have mainline rail throughout North Alabama. The Intermodal Center at Huntsville International Airport allows cargo to be transferred to either truck or air carriers.
Linking the region, the Tennessee River stretches straight across North Alabama and provides barge access. Shipments on the Tennessee River can reach Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in less than three-and-a-half days.