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Ripley is ideally located along US. Highway 51 and on the banks of the Mississippi River and has excellent access to air, truck, rail and water transportation.

Highways/Interstates: Ripley is located on U.S. Highway 51, four-lane, north/south route between New Orleans and Wisconsin, and is located on state Highway 19, east/west. Proposed Interstate 69, which will connect Canada with the United States and Mexico, will pass directly through Ripley and Lauderdale County.
. 1-40: 20 miles for east/west traffic.
. I-155, 25 miles north, linking Ripley to I-55.

Rail Service: Canadian National/Illinois Central Gulf, main line of Mid America from Omaha to Chicago and Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico and Canada. Canadian National/Illinois Central Railroad connects to the following major railroads in Memphis: BNSF, NS, U PSP and CSX for rail service to any part of the country. Canadian National/Illinois Central's Memphis yard is the largest in the system. Canadian National/Illinois Central offers port access at Mobile, At and New Orleans. LA.

Airports: Ripley is just 45 miles north of the Memphis International Airport, the Federal Express Worldwide Headquarters and the UPS Super Hub. . 45 miles from the world's largest cargo airport with its own special runway for increased global traffic
. Daily International flights
. 44 companies handling airfreight shipments
. 3 area airports are within 25 miles; two (2) with instrument approach fuel. repairs, terminals, and hangers - 4,000'-5,000' runways

Motor Freight: Located just 45 miles north of Memphis who has one of the largest distribution centers in the U.S.
. TL / LTL.- there are nine (9) terminals in Lauderdale County

Port: Lauderdale County is located on the banks of the Mississippi River: The Port of Memphis's is a short drive south and is the nation's fourth busiest inland river port. There are 17 million tons of cargo handled each year through this port. There are five (5) public terminals.

Local freight companies:

Name  # employees  # trucks 
AB Trucking, Inc. (*)
P.O. Box 146, 725 Industrial Park Rd.
Halls, TN 38040 836-5887; Fax 836-7761
Randy Dew, Manager
Year Established: 1993
25  25 

Freedom Freight BMB of Ripley
466 S. Washington St.
Ripley , TN 38063 221-1993
Company Contacts:
Bill Warr, Owner (205-694-5855)
Jeff Buckner, Manager (460-6615)
Greg Mitchell
Year Established: 2000

65 40

HIT - Hunter Intermodal Transport, Inc.
P.O. Box 116 , 1020 Industrial Park Rd.
Halls, TN 38040, 836-5027; Fax 836-5093
James Vaden, General Manager
Year Established: 1988

40 30

McArmour Enterprises (*)
P.O. Box 97 , 315 S. Church St .
Halls, TN 38040, 836-7592; Fax 836-7303
Rickey McWilliams, Partner
Year Established: 1997

25 3

Moore Trucking Company
3209 Concord Rd.
Gates , TN 38037 , 836-7835
Charles A. Moore, Owner
Year Established: 1990

2 1

Sundown Express(*)
994 Stanley Rd.
Gates, TN 38037, 836-5200, Fax 836-7288
Steven Stanley, General Manager
Year Established: 2003

5 5

Triple BBB Trucking
701 Co-op Dr. , Halls (physical address)
630 Sumrow St., Halls, TN 38040 (mailing address)
836-5633; Fax 836-5427
Herbert Brown, Owner/Manager
Shirley Brown, Office Manager
Year Established: 1970

15 11

Woodard Trucking Company
P.O. Box 308 , 261 N. Main St .
Ripley , TN 38063 635-0581
Milton Woodard, Owner
Year Established: 1955

1 1
(*) 2005 Members - Lauderdale Chamber/ECD
Lauderdale Chamber / Economic & Community Development, 123 S. Jefferson St., Ripley, TN 38063
731.635.9541 or 8463 (Ph), 731.635.9064 (fax),
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