Pros and Cons of Intermodal Transport
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by Michael Leary
1M ago
Like all modes of transportation, you need to balance the pros and cons of intermodal shipping to decide if it is the right fit for your business. Below we walk you through a few pros and cons of this type of transport. For more insights, including operational details, provider selection tips, benefits, and more, check out our Intermodal Transportation Guide. Benefits Cost Savings One of the biggest incentives for shippers to use intermodal is the possibility for cost savings. When shipping distances of 500 miles or more, intermodal can be less expensive than OTR trucking traveling the same d ..read more
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Domestic Freight Transportation Guide
Trailer Bridge Blog » Intermodal
by Caitlyn Hardy
8M ago
Whether it’s by truck, rail, or a combination of both, there is more than one solution to domestic freight transportation. But with multiple options, it can be hard to know which is the most efficient and economical fit for your supply chain. In this blog, we guide you through this decision by breaking down the most common types of domestic transportation and how to choose the best solution for your business. Table of Contents What is Domestic Freight Transportation? Full Truckload (FTL) Less Than Truckload (LTL) Intermodal & Drayage Choosing the Best Transportation Solution for Your Bus ..read more
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Intermodal Transportation Guide
Trailer Bridge Blog » Intermodal
by Caitlyn Hardy
9M ago
If you’re looking to make your supply chain more efficient and cost effective, intermodal transportation could be the solution you are looking for. This versatile shipping method can benefit shippers of any size, accommodate most types of freight, and be integrated into both domestic and international supply chains. In this blog, we equip you with the information you need to know about intermodal to determine if it’s a useful addition to your transportation toolbelt – including how it operates, tips to choose the best provider, business benefits, and more. Table of Contents 1. What is Intermo ..read more
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Intermodal vs. Trucking – Which Option is Best?
Trailer Bridge Blog » Intermodal
by Caitlyn Hardy
1y ago
When it comes to moving freight domestically, you have two primary options: intermodal and over-the-road (OTR) trucking. But how do you determine which solution is best? If you are like many businesses, you want a domestic transportation solution that is both economical and efficient. This is understandable, as transportation costs are responsible for around 60% of a shipper’s logistics expenses. With such a high cost, the decisions you make for your supply chain have a big impact on your business’s bottom line. To help you in this process, we’ve put together this post outlining 6 crucial fact ..read more
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Trailer Bridge Expands Logistics Leadership Team to Focus on Intermodal Freight
Trailer Bridge Blog » Intermodal
by Michael Leary
1y ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., November 3, 2022: Trailer Bridge, Inc., a full-service transportation solutions provider, today announced the expansion of its logistics division with the addition of Director of Intermodal, Brent Neary, who will lead the company’s new Dallas office. Neary will expand Trailer Bridge’s intermodal offerings building relationships with rail providers and drayage carrier partners as well as oversee the day-to-day operations of the Dallas office. The addition is part of the company’s five-year growth plan to be a full-service logistics provider for brands around the globe. “Addi ..read more
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What Does the Future Hold for Intermodal Freight?
Trailer Bridge Blog » Intermodal
by Whitney
1y ago
It’s no secret that the transportation industry has experienced a disruptive two years, but for intermodal and rail transportation, some say it was hit the hardest. While volumes were only down 1.8% from 2019 to 2020, intermodal struggled to regain market share. Entering 2022, the January volume had decreased 13.3% from prior year. The continual stress on the supply chain has impacted ports, rail networks, equipment capacity, drayage capacity, and warehouse issues. As the entire industry works to get itself back on track, intermodal is implementing new initiatives with a little help from fello ..read more
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