INTERMODAL
SAVE MONEY & ADD CAPACITY
Your freight needs to move and knowing the options with intermodal shipping can strengthen your overall logistics strategy.
Intermodal can be a cost-effective and reliable choice for shippers. If you are looking to save money, expand your supply chain options, or you are just having trouble finding a truck intermodal could be the reliable solution you need. It also offers the unique benefit of reducing your carbon footprint and adding capacity by leveraging an extensive North American rail network. For every truckload moved to intermodal, greenhouse emissions drop by 75% as one ton of rail freight can move 479 miles per gallon of fuel.

Whether you are looking for a door to door offering, drayage and port services, or would like recommendations on how a multimodal solution can improve your operations the experts at SRD can create a customized solution to help you reach your goals. SRD can offer capacity for peak season, spot, or committed needs and with more than a decade of experience in intermodal freight can offer you dependability from coast to coast.
Ready to move your freight?
NEED HELP FROM AN EXPERT?
NEED HELP FROM AN EXPERT?

First name:*
Email:*
Let us know how we can help:
LET'S CONNECT

YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTION ON A BUDGET
Blending rail with your current capacity creates a multifunctional approach that gets your freight where it needs to be and keeps your customers happy. Working with an experienced intermodal service provider like SRD ensures you gain the full benefits of this shipping solution with the peace of mind you want including:

Added capacity

Access to 53-foot domestic containers 20, 40 & 45-foot international containers.

Cost savings

Cost savings with price stability in the marketplace.

Flexibility

Flexibility for loading or unloading by utilizing a dropped container.

Tracking

Tracking and status updates available through SRD.

Door to door service

Door to door service coverage throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

One point of contact

One point of contact when you work with SRD to streamline your communications – 24/7/365.

HOW DOES INTERMODAL SHIPPING WORK?
The longer the distance your freight needs to travel, the more advantageous intermodal will be with potential cost savings. As one of the fastest growing modes of transportation, it’s no wonder that 25 million containers are moved via intermodal shipping each year.
INTERMODAL TRANSIT TIMES
Exploring intermodal for your shipments may leave you wondering about transit times. The map below illustrates the estimated transit time using rail for three scenarios. When comparing a full truckload option, the typical driver averages 550 miles per day at the industry standard of 55mph. If a truck coast to coast move is 4–5 days, adding 2–3 more for rail provides an accurate assessment for an intermodal solution.
SRD IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE INTERMODAL ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA (IANA)