By now you probably have heard the standard benefits of choosing an intermodal service, as compared to shipping your freight via a truck: reduces emissions, saves fuel, relieves highway congestion, and reduces supply chain costs. One train moves 280 trucks and for every 1.0 million intermodal loads, there are 10,000 trucks pulled off the road. These are all great marketing lines and stats, but just as in sports, games are not won on stats, but when the game is played.
For one reason or another, there are still some shippers sitting on the sidelines waiting for the “best” time to jump into the intermodal game. We believe there is no better time than now to embrace an intermodal strategy with trucking capacity constrained and fuel on the rise.