Intermodal

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Intermodal

Reduce your costs and your environmental impact with intermodal shipping.

SERVICE BENEFITS

Add value to your overall supply chain by using a cost- and environmentally-friendly shipping option. By selecting to ship intermodal, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint and have reliable and consistent capacity when over-the-road capacity is tight.

FAQ's

To get the most out of shipping intermodal, we recommend the following:

  • Your shipment needs to travel more than 750 miles
  • You want to find reliable and consistent capacity
  • You want to reduce your carbon footprint by using an environmentally-friendly option
  • Your shipment isn’t incredibly time-sensitive
  • Find reliable and consistent capacity when over-the-road capacity is tight
  • Your freight is safer since there are less accidents and theft on rail
  • In inclement weather, your freight keeps moving
  • Reduce your transportation spend by reducing fuel costs
  • Trinity works with a network of major carriers and rail lines

Yes! Carriers who move temperature-controlled products by rail are equipped with technology like constant satellite tracking, internal temperature monitoring, and the ability to remotely change the internal temperature of rail containers. So you can feel at ease shipping your temperature-controlled freight by rail.

It depends. While we can arrange shipment of some hazardous materials via rail, it varies based on the classification. To find out if your hazmat freight can be transported by intermodal shipping, contact one of our dedicated intermodal service experts.

Intermodal shipping uses less fuel than trucks, meaning there is a smaller carbon footprint. Rail shipments are about three times more fuel-efficient – you can move one ton of freight over 400 miles on a single gallon of diesel fuel.

Insights

How to Choose the “Best” Intermodal Transportation Provider

How to Choose the “Best” Intermodal Transportation Provider

This is a question that many customers ponder on a daily and weekly basis. If you are a shipper or manufacturer utilizing intermodal (rail shipments) as a means of moving your freight, no doubt you already have a list of items that you consider when selecting the “best” intermodal logistics provider. Humor me and please keep reading anyway, I may possibly add one or two items that you haven’t considered in the past.

The Case for Rail…how it all works

The Case for Rail…how it all works

“Intermodal,” in the broad sense, includes virtually all forms of transportation, but by rail shipments on the rail is one mode that offers the most benefits when time and “touch” are not essential requirements for your delivery. Touch, meaning how many times your shipment is physically handled en route.

Intermodal Shipping: A Solution for Sustainability

Intermodal Shipping: A Solution for Sustainability

When your company’s business depends on shipping freight, it’s easy to feel like you have no choice but to negatively impact the environment, due to the inevitable fuel consumption and carbon emissions of the trucking industry. However, many companies either are not aware of, or do not consider, a valuable alternative to truckload shipping that cuts down on these impacts significantly: intermodal shipping (over the rail).

MANAGED SOLUTIONS

Trinity Logistics is a Burris Logistics Company, offering people-centric freight solutions.

Our mission is to deliver creative logistics solutions through a dynamic mix of human ingenuity and innovative technology, enriching the lives of those we serve.

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