Intermodal freight transport is the transport of freight in a container or vehicle without handling the freight when changing modes. Also, intermodal freight uses multiple modes of transportation, such as truck and rail.
Intermodal transportation offers lower rates, predictable pricing, and flexibility.
North America’s extensive rail network makes it possible to send shipments from coast to coast with ease.
OPTIMIZE DRIVER CAPACITY
The driver shortage has caused a crunch in capacity, specifically for long-distance road hauls. Also, intermodal utilizes the rail and local drayage carriers to complete long-haul moves reducing the dependence on over-the-road drivers.
Shippers can significantly reduce their carbon footprint by switching to intermodal shipping. Moving one ton of freight one mile via rail can reduce CO2 emissions by 83%.
DEPENDABILITY, CAPACITY, AND SAFETY
Intermodal shipping gives you access to more equipment and standardized transit schedules.