During our 30 years managing dry bulk shipping, Bulk Connection has handled plastic pellets, silica sand, powders and just about anything else that ships in hoppers. We specialize in handling the tough stuff.


  • Capacity. A limited number of trucking companies are dry bulk specialists. We know most of them.
  • Experience. We know the dry bulk business and make sure we spec the right equipment to maintain product quality through the shipping cycle.
  • Know-how. We understand, for instance, how a poor wash can contaminate a subsequent load, so we work with carriers who truly understand product integrity issues.
  • Emergency service. When rail service requires emergency freight capacity, we’re there for you with ready capacity
  • Truck-Rail transfers are available.

“Often I need capacity fast. Bulk Connection has relationships with lots of carriers.”

Regional Buyer, mid-sized chemical company


  • Save time. Leverage our dry bulk carrier network to find capacity quickly.
  • Avoid plant shutdowns. In the event of a rail failure, we can mobilize equipment quickly.
  • Lower risk. Deal with bulk specialists who ensure you’ve got the right equipment and insurance for your load.

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