Great Scott, Expedited Intermodal!
Not even Doc Brown’s steam engine time machine could help predict the speed and efficiency of today’s expedited intermodal service. Transporting goods by rail certainly isn’t new. Even before the creation of the steam engine, wooden rails were used to move freight from one place to another. Not nearly as far reaching or expansive, and commonly powered by people or animals, these were the earliest railroads in the world. But since the invention of the truck, rail service has often been perceived as a slower and less flexible transportation option. One way to overcome this perception and help streamline the process was the development of intermodal service. According to the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), intermodal service has grown from 15% of rail traffic in 1980 to over 40% of all rail traffic today. The development and expansion of expedited intermodal service helps to break down those negative perceptions even further. » Read More