As fuel costs rise, more and more shippers are looking to reduce freight costs with intermodal shipping. Intermodal shipments move via multiple modes of transportation, such as truck, rail, and ocean, often in a single container. If your shipment is at least 500 miles and can tolerate a transit time of 3 days or more, you may be able to save money by shipping intermodal. Top Flight Concepts can help you decide if intermodal is right for your shipment and provide you with a competitive rate.
Intermodal is environmentally friendly shipping, because it reduces pollution by lowering fuel usage. Intermodal shipping also reduces the number of trucks on the highway, increasing safety and reducing traffic. The containers used for intermodal shipping often have a higher weight capacity than traditional over-the-road trailers and offer an advantage to shippers with heavier loads. For shippers with precise shipping budgets, intermodal shipping rates are generally more predictable than trucking rates.