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Intermodal shipping service is becoming more widely accepted because of its countless benefits. More companies are now getting to know what they stand to benefit if their freights are moved via rail. It has become the safest and the most budget-friendly means of transportation.
The major disadvantage of this mode of rail transportation was that it's slow paced. But now, series of technological advancements have made rail transportation as fast as Over-The-Road (OTR) truckload shipping and sometimes even faster. It is far more cost-effective for companies to make use of rail transportation if their freight is not time restricted.
Reduced emission of carbon is one of the reasons to consider intermodal shipping. Trains consume much less fuel and much less carbon even though they transport more freight than trucks. This makes rail transportation much more environmentally friendly than OTR truckload shipping.
Another major benefit attached to intermodal shipping service is low cost. This form of transportation is much lower than that of OTR truckload shipping. A single train can transport the same freight that over 250 trucks can move. Transporting such size of freight via train will also earn you a volume discount. Which you may not enjoy when using OTR truckload shipping since each part of freight will be moved by a different truck.
If you want to ship products that have to be kept in a specific temperature, with intermodal shipping, you are covered. Constant technological advancements have made it possible to send out remotely changing the inside temperature of the shipment containers and satellite tracking, monitoring.
Having seen all the benefits attached to intermodal shipping services, why not get a shipping quote for your next freight now. Give it a try, and you will be happy you did. Move your next load by rail and save yourself a whole lot of money and also save your environment from avoidable carbon emission.
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