Intermodal shipping service from LPS offers you the door-to-door convenience of truckload shipping, plus the long-haul economy of shipping by train. When you need to ship standard dry freight 750+ miles, intermodal shipping drives consistency, fuel savings, cargo security and reduced emissions into your supply chain.
Why Intermodal Transportation?
Intermodal shipping uses a combination of modes to get your shipment to its destination – usually truck-rail-truck. Many clients we help ship intermodal benefit from:
Reduce Emissions & Fuel Savings
Shipping by rail burns less fuel than shipping by truck. One rail shipment can save 100 thousand gallons of diesel fuel.
Intermodal loads going 750+ miles usually have a lower cost per pound than truckload shipping.
Increased Cargo Security
Because rail yards are usually more secure than truck stops, your shipments are less susceptible to theft.
Driver shortages and tighter safety regulations can impact the reliability of truckload shipping capacity. Intermodal shipping reduces the impact that driver shortage and hours-of-service regulations have on your shipments.
What to Expect
Best-in-Class Carrier Network
Every intermodal and drayage provider must pass a 9-point qualification process to ensure your freight is handled by the best in the business.
Dedicated Account Team
Every shipper has a dedicated account team to manage your shipments. You’ll never get lost in a call center.
Gain visibility into the location of your shipments at any time.
Loss & Damage Claim Management
In the rare case you need to file a claim, we’ll manage it on your behalf.
Freight Bill Audit Service
Every invoice is audited by LPS for accuracy prior to you receiving the bill.