Intermodal Rail Freight

Intermodal Rail Freight

Rail freight shipping options provided by FreightCenter offer the most economical way to ship freight at distances of 1,000 miles or more.

What Is Intermodal Rail Freight?

Intermodal railway freight shipping involves the combination of freight shipping by rail and truck. Almost always, a rail shipment will need the help of a truck. The truck takes the freight from the rail hub to its final destination.

Do you need freight transportation for long distances, hazmat materials, or cumbersome items? Shipping by train shipping offers substantial cost savings over traditional truckload shipping. Not to mention it’s better for the environment too!

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Why Choose FreightCenter For Intermodal Freight Services?

We are an award-winning logistics company and an American veteran-owned business. We bring a lot to the table when it comes to intermodal services. Our history, competitive pricing, and level of service are unmatched in the industry. Over the years and many miles, we have formed a dedicated and respected network of partners in the industry to help customers meet deadlines.

Our mission is to meet and exceed customer expectations in all that we do. We take care of intermodal freight shipping from pickup to delivery. Excellent customer service is our hallmark, and it goes a long way in building a relationship of trust. When customers select FreightCenter to handle their intermodal freight shipment, they trust us to do the job.

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Intermodal Rail Freight

Is Shipping by Rail Cheaper?

The short answer is yes! When you use a trucking carrier, you pay the fuel, fees, tolls, labor, and other associated costs. When you use intermodal services, hundreds of containers are moved simultaneously. That lowers the cost per load.

An intermodal train can move one ton of freight over 400 miles on just a gallon of fuel. This excellent MPG ratio, plus the benefit of less frequent stops, means you save a ton on freight shipping.

Benefits of Using Intermodal Rail Freight

The most economical choice when shipping large and heavy loads is often shipping by rail. Railway freight and interstate trucking companies offer advantages that reduce your shipping cost. Rail freight can be less expensive if your freight’s origin and destination are close to railheads.

Rail Freight Is Greener

As mentioned above, shipping by train is much more fuel efficient than by truck. Trains have an excellent MPG rating and make fewer stops. In other words, they use a lot less fuel. Less fuel means fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

If you have a truckload of freight, please consider using rail freight services. You won’t just be saving money, but you’ll be protecting the environment!

Railway Freight Has Flexible Rates & Schedules

You can move your freight more conveniently with flexible shipping rates and schedules. There are more access points in FloridaLouisiana, Illinois, and North America. There are also faster loading and unloading times due to the flexibility of the rail and truck freight services. The transit time can sometimes be longer, though. So freight by rail is best when you aren’t on a time crunch.

Link destinations and multiple warehouse stops provide an endless grid of options. With various intermodal container shapes and sizes, including 20, 40, 45, 48, and 53-foot trailers, we’ll find you the best freight trains and options. We make rail shipping easy, manageable, and less expensive.

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If you’re looking for a railway freight calculator, need something shipped by train, or aren’t sure, contact one of our truckload or intermodal rail freight experts today at 800.716.7608 or fill out the quote form on the right.

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