Intermodal Rail Transport
What is Intermodal Rail Transport?
Intermodal rail transport is the transportation of freight and cargo via railroad. However, rail transport does not operate in a vacuum. In fact, truck transport is a vital part of intermodal transport. The drayage or trucking portion allows easy door to door shipping service. Nevertheless, there are some differences between rail transport and strict over the road transport.
Can I Ship My Freight Via Rail?
In fact, you probably already do. Almost all LTL carriers use the rail. Subsequently, popular freight carriers such as Fedex, UPS and many others depend on rail transport. As a result, these very same carriers are the railroads best customers.
Where Can I Ship Using Intermodal Rail Transport?
Intermodal rail transport serves many metropolitan cities just like yours. Nevertheless, there are areas and towns that cannot be serviced. But, if your area is within the serviceable zone you may want to look into rail service. A 3PL freight broker can tell you if your cargo is eligible for rail transport.
Advantages Of Shipping Via Intermodal
Intermodal truckload shipments have much fewer claims than LTL. Intermodal shipments have fewer damage claims due to the minimized handling of freight.
Rising fuel costs lead shippers to seek shipping alternatives. Intermodal rail is quickly becoming a favorite of many high volume shippers. Another reason to consider rail shipping is capacity issues.
We work with all class 1 freight railroad providers. Our years of business relationship with the rail industry has forged invaluable relationships. These relationships let us offer our customers excellent rail shipping rates and service. We consistently beat our competition in affordable intermodal services.