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Intermodal 101: An Introduction to Intermodal Rail

Intermodal shipping incorporates multiple modes of transportation to move goods, both domestically and internationally, through a mix of trains, trucks and ships. On domestic intermodal moves, trains are used for the long-haul portion of the shipment, taking advantage of the efficiency of rail, while trucks are used to deliver goods to the originating intermodal terminal as well as the final destination.

Identifying and utilizing the best modes of transportation for each portion of a freight move is essential for shippers looking to maximize supply chain efficiencies, secure access to capacity options and reduce transportation costs. Shippers moving full truckload freight 500 miles or more exclusively via truck are likely missing out on the capacity and cost-savings benefits of intermodal rail.

Intermodal 101 is a three-part series that introduces how rail works with trucks and ships to move freight more efficiently and presents how shippers can identify intermodal conversion opportunities within their supply chains. To advance through the series and learn more about the benefits of intermodal rail, use the links below.

How can intermodal rail add value to your supply chain?  >>CONTINUE TO PART 2 

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How can intermodal rail add value to your supply chain?  >>CONTINUE TO PART 2 

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