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Intermodal Transportation


Intermodal Transportation Saves Time and Money:

Companies shipping truckloads over 650 miles now have a real alternative to trucking their freight.  More and more shippers are relying on IDS Transportation for door-to-door intermodal on 53' equipment to maximize shipping lane capacity, minimize costs and guarantee reliable delivery of their products.  Through IDS, it only takes one call for shippers to gain access to over 150,000 North American intermodal containers.  Our leading edge technology makes the transition from truckload to intermodal simple. 
Intermodal transportation has truly changed.  No longer is there a significant sacrifice of speed for savings.  With IDS, intermodal is a time definite service with on-time percentages greater than 98%, which also allows us to bring intermodal to the retail market without issue or charge backs.     

Key Advantages Intermodal has over Truckload:

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Intermodal Market Direction:

The below graph illustrates (source: 2010 US DOT National Rail Plan) the transition happening in the market today because of investments made by the railroads to improve intermodal freight corridors; the ever increasing cost of fuel; the importance of improved carbon footprints; the impact of CSA 2010 and the need to find additional capacity to supplement or replace OTR activity.

intermodal vs. truckload

Intermodal Resources
Jump Start Your Supply Chain with 53’ Door-to-Door Domestic Intermodal:
Shippers initially make the move to intermodal for cost and capacity reasons, but its consistent reliability that keeps them coming back.
60 pages of must know content from industry experts that travel the country speaking to shippers, 3PL’s and capital markets about domestic intermodal.
After reading this eBook, you’ll know all there is to know about the 53’ domestic intermodal market; fully understand what makes for a great intermodal lane; and how to operationally execute intermodal in the office and on the floor for a successful road-to-rail intermodal conversion program.
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