What is Inter-modal Rail Freight?
Inter-modal 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.
Is shipping by rail inexpensive?
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 inter-modal services, hundreds of containers are moved at a time. That lowers the cost per load. An inter-modal train can move one ton of freight over 400 miles on just a gallon of fuel. This awesome MPG ration, plus the benefit of less frequent stops, means you save a ton on freight shipping.
Benefits of using inter-modal rail freight service.
Railway freight and interstate trucking companies each offers advantages that bring down your cost to ship. Rail freight can be less expensive if your freight’s origin and destination are close to rail heads. Rail shipping is also the most economical choice when you’re shipping large and heavy freight.