Intermodal Freight Shipping
Shipping your freight over-the-road (OTR) is not always the optimal choice for your company. The costs associated with long-distance trucking can be unnecessarily high, especially if you are shipping high volume freight.
Intermodal shipping – A combination of OTR trucking and rail transportation for a single shipment can produce significant savings for your company, regardless of freight type or destination.
Intermodal Transportation Reduces Freight Costs
Freight trains use roughly 3-4 times less diesel fuel than trucks. The further they travel, the more you save on transportation. This process often results in dramatically lower shipping costs, especially on long-distance shipments.
Intermodal Transportation is Better for the Environment
Rail transportation burns less fuel than OTR trucking which means the impact on the environment is significantly less. By taking advantage of an intermodal shipping route, your company not only saves a great deal of money, but does its part to contribute to a green supply chain.
Lean more about Access America Transport’s commitment to the protection of the environment.
Intermodal Options For Various Commodities
Intermodal transportation is not limited to one type of freight. Access America can provide any type of container or full truckload service via rail. This includes freight such as: perishables, raw materials or specialized cargo. Rail access at your origin or destination is not necessary for any intermodal move. Our drayage network can handle all aspects of loading, unloading and delivery.
Bulk Commodities Shipping Services
Bulk commodities are almost always best shipped over rail. Rail cars can handle high/wide shipments and loads in excess of 100 tons per car, making it an easy and economical way to transport cargo.
Access America Transport supports the following commodities:
Chemicals / Fertilizer
Metals (Ferrous & Non-Ferrous)
Minerals (Aggregate & Ores)
Receive a Free Freight Consultation
Access America Transport can perform a free analysis of your logistics needs to determine if intermodal cartage makes sense for your company. We work with all major North American railroads to bring our customers complete intermodal access to points within the United States, Canada and Mexico.
If you choose to take advantage of the savings we can offer, our team of freight experts will manage and complete every aspect of your move according to schedule.
Once we plan your route, our trucks will pick up your freight and haul it to a transload facility. We will take care of all aspects of transportation including drayage, rail transit, safety inspection and clearances.
Simply put, we handle it all. You’ll work directly with one of our knowledgeable logistics experts throughout the move so that you can have peace of mind, knowing your deliveries will arrive safely and on-time.