Intermodal

Intermodal

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Intermodal transportation is any movement of goods using more than one mode of transportation. Often, intermodal refers to the combination of rail and truck service. This combination creates efficiencies in your supply chain by providing more equipment options, greener miles, and often, a lower priced alternative to truck transportation. In certain lanes over 500 miles, intermodal also gives you the most effective combination of rates, service, trailer size, and mode—all configured to meet your exact requirements.

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Count on C.H. Robinson to provide award-winning, dependable intermodal service for your business. Leverage powerful relationships with all the Class 1 railroads to ensure that you'll obtain the equipment you need, when you need it. Dynamic ETAs keep you advised of the shipment's status along the way—including any changes you need to know about. Reduce or eliminate unplanned costs with the help of intermodal experts for better control over your freight. And with end to end visibility to your freight via Navisphere online access, you and your customers gain peace of mind.

Choose intermodal service to improve your strategy:

  • Minimize budget fluctuations with competitive and consistent pricing
  • Access committed capacity and modal alternatives that scale to fit your needs
  • Receive comprehensive, coast-to-coast coverage for your supply chain, as well as service in Canada and Mexico
  • Accommodate your requirements for drop trailers, refrigerated equipment, or live load/unload operations
  • Gain flexibility to cover your short-term capacity needs and volume surges
  • Develop a relationship with one point of contact who understands your business
  • Rely on intermodal experts to easily convert shipments between truck and rail equipment
  • Obtain exceptional customer service through an award-winning provider of intermodal service
  • Work with one of the only IMCs that can provide 53' equipment on both the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads
  • Proactively identify gaps in service expectations with dynamic exception management technology
  • Obtain customized reporting that identifies service levels and accessorial challenges for collaborative research

Learn about other services to combine with intermodal and rail service for a well-developed supply chain strategy.