Intermodal freight and over the road trucking (OTR) each offers advantages that bring down your cost to ship. Rail freight is generally less expensive if the origin and destination of your freight are close to rail yards (rail heads). Rail shipping is also the most economical choice when you’re shipping heavy freight. Intermodal is slightly slower so it is a good option for non-time critical freight.
Intermodal Freight is Green
Moving freight by rail is around 4 times more fuel efficient than moving freight over the road. Trains can move a ton of freight over 470 miles on a single gallon of fuel. Efficient use of fuel means fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Increasing the portion of the intermodal freight and decreasing OTR will decrease our carbon footprint.
We negotiate freight rates regularly with rail carriers and intermodal marketing companies. Our
team of experts will be glad to help you determine the best options based on your needs.