Understanding Intermodal Shipping and Its Benefits

Written by Small Business Magazine on December 6th, 2018. Posted in Expedited international shipping services, Expedited trucking, Specialty freight

Intermodal freight transport is part of the wide shipping network that allows movement of different types of cargo by truck and rail. It is a preferred method of transportation, particularly in the automobile and machinery industry that ships to different regions and countries both locally and internationally.

To understand how intermodal shipping works, let’s look at a typical import shipping scenario:

1. After importing, the cargo is shipped from overseas packed in a container and dropped off at a container port, where it’s moved to a rail yard for shipment inland.

2. Once the cargo has reached the inland location by rail, the shipment is then loaded on a truck and transported to its ultimate destination based on the shipping address.

Here are some of the advantages of intermodal freight shipping

1.Flexibility
While intermodal shipping has proved to be an efficient logistic solution, it’s unique in each company due to different factors such as company

LTL Shipping Perfect for the Retail Environment

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 20th, 2017. Posted in Freight carriers, Overweight shipping, Specialty freight

Expedited freight

While the trucking industry has long been regarded as a stronghold for manly men, lately it seems like the more lustrous parts of the trucking industry are held to the standard and whims of a changing retail environment, brought about by one-click shipping and an online retail market.

The likes of Amazon and other online retailers changed the way shipping has been played, most notably in terms of quick shipping across the country. And while these online marketplaces have functioned using planes to get their shipments quickly across the country, they still rely on trucks to get those shipments through the states and then the cities.

Quick shipments across the country look like this. Amazon pairs together a company, often a small business, from somewhere in the country to a person in another part of