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BUILDING A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals State of Logistics Report, transportation comprises 66% of total logistics costs. Failing to proactively manage your transportation network can cause these costs to rise as trucking challenges such as driver shortages and productivity-hampering trucking regulations constrict capacity in the years ahead.

If you seek to minimize supply chain disruption, mitigate supply risk and lower transportation costs, intermodal can be a powerful solution to your company. Adding intermodal into your transportation mix delivers tangible cost savings. Incorporating multiple modes of transportation into your carrier base reduces reliance on a single source of capacity.

Supply chain leaders who use multimodal freight moves realize short and long-term benefits through leveraging the strengths of each mode of transportation.

Truck capacity will tighten up in less than a year with the implementation of electronic logging devices (ELDs) and other regulations. Securing intermodal capacity ahead of time will ensure your company is ready.
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CSXT's intermodal network offers nationwide connectivity including the broadest reach in the East. Check out our service capability with our interactive map.
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Ongoing investments in rail infrastructure continue to expand the reach of intermodal service to nearly every market connecting lengths of haul as short as 500 miles.
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Transportation comprises 66% of a company’s total logistical costs. Integrating an intermodal solution into your transportation portfolio can save over 20%.
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DELIVERING VALUE TODAY AND TOMORROW


Incorporating intermodal rail into your transportation portfolio gives you access to a capacity alternative that can head off disruption.

In order to better serve our customers, we have recently introduced new and improved service, including 3rd morning availability between New Jersey and Atlanta, 2nd morning availability from Chicago to Montreal and 3rd morning availability from Montreal to Chicago. Major infrastructure investments including the Virginia Avenue Tunnel, the National Gateway initiative, the new Pittsburgh intermodal terminal and the new Carolina Connector (CCX) will provide increased fluidity, expanded market reach and better service.

 


HIGHWAY-TO-RAIL FREIGHT OPTIMIZER TOOL

Proper modal selection for the movement of goods is a critical component of managing an optimal supply chain. Supply chain managers who deploy an intermodal rail solution to eliminate sub-optimized freight today will bring predictability and diversified capacity sources to their transportation networks tomorrow.

THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF SUB-OPTIMIZED FREIGHT:

Understanding and identifying sub-optimal freight is easy with the H2R Optimizer. The H2R Optimizer identifies the over-the-road freight within your complete transportation network that is most conducive to intermodal conversion, maximizing your opportunity for cost savings.

Only 4% of shippers have completely eliminated sub-optimized truckload freight from their networks through intermodal conversion. Are you among the 96% who will be at risk when capacity tightens?

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