Motor Freight & Shipping

Motor Freight

The Roanoke region is served by over 70 lines with local, state and interstate service. Carriers provide superior and customized transportation solutions for customers, and offer a variety of features such as intermodal service which will assist with reducing transportation costs as well as the carbon footprint.



FedEx offers jet and ground service from its Roanoke operation. Customer options include 8 a.m. delivery, 10:30 a.m. delivery, 3:30 p.m. delivery and same-day delivery.

U.S. Postal Service

The Roanoke facility serves as a management center for sectional centers 240 to 245 extending east to Lynchburg and south to Bristol. The main processing center is 140,000 square feet. The Roanoke center processes approximately 1.5 million pieces of mail a day and services such large mailers as Orvis and Home Shopping Network.

There is direct access to the Greensboro Bulk Mail Center, ranked one of the leading service performers in the U.S. postal system. Roanoke also offers daily direct service transportation to airports or processing centers in Atlanta, Charlotte, Northern Virginia and Baltimore.


UPS consolidated several Virginia operations in its 191,000 square feet Roanoke hub. Overnight ground transportation is available from Roanoke UPS to Maryland, Washington, DC, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. More than 50% of the US population is within UPS' two-day shipping distance.

UPS offers one of the latest aircraft departures on its system. Two inbound and two outbound 757s serve Roanoke daily.