What is Intermodal/Rail Shipping?
Intermodal freight shipping, sometimes called truck-rail-truck, involves the transfer of shipments by freight train during their line haul and after reaching a rail yard near the customer’s business or dock, the freight will be loaded onto a standard truck, then brought over the road to the delivery location. Freight-Specialists offers this popular alternative, mostly taken advantage of by medium and large sized companies.
Deciding on Intermodal?
Freight-Specialist has the experience to guide customers through this widely embraced mode of transportation. Our intermodal freight coordinators and logistics specialists will expedite the whole process, beginning with a free quote and parsing out our your shipping needs, then moving on to the practicalities when your shipment is in transit, which includes everything from handling safety inspections and rail clearances to the loading and unloading of your freight. Your account manager will always be in reach and will contact you on a regular basis with updates.
ADVANTAGES OF SHIPPING VIA INTERMODAL
This method also reduces cargo handling, which narrows the risk of damage and loss while improving security.
As rising fuel costs factor in to deciding how freight gets transported, intermodal shipping with Freight-Specialists can be the solution as it consumes less fuel than over the road transportation and avoids other sometimes costly logistics of moving freight on the road. It’s considered up to four times as much more efficient than shipping just by truck. The further the load travels, the more the customer saves on shipping costs, making this mode of transportation best for non time sensitive shipments.
Intermodal shipping is environmentally friendly as it reduces gas emissions by using up to four times less diesel fuel than over the road trucking.
We work with all of the major railroads in North America and our years of building resources have forged invaluable relationships with many smaller railway systems. This affords us the chance to bring our customers even more cost-savings with their freight transportation. We consistently beat out our competition in affordable intermodal services.