A shipments that utilizes multiples modes of transportation without transloading that is most commonly stored in a shipping container during transit. These type of movements are transported from truck to a rail ramp, transported by train for the long-haul, and delivered to the final destination from the closest rail ramp.
One of the most efficient ways to move freight is Intermodal
If you have flexibility with your pickup and delivery dates, your cargo is under 42,000 lbs, and you have the ability to secure your cargo appropriately from movement, you may be a candidate for intermodal. One of the biggest reasons shippers chose intermodal is because it is currently the most environmentally friendly way to ship. Intermodal also carries the added benefit of generally being more cost effective in comparison to traditional truckload. With contracted intermodal lanes you avoid the capacity volatility with market swings and seasonality. Learn more from one of our experts if your freight would be a good fit for intermodal today!