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intermodal freight services

Intermodal Freight Services

As you drive around town these days, you won't fail to notice the myriad of trucks along

the highway. These trucks are now regarded as the modern and popular means of

transporting goods. However, before the birth and introduction of trucks, there were

trains. In case you're having a hard time trying to decide on the means of freight

transport, worry no more. You can use both the cargo truck and railway service to

transport any goods. With the help of intermodal freight services, you can make use of

both forms of transport to your own advantage.

Intermodal transportation can be described as a form of transportation that uses both

trucks and trains. It is not limited to only a particular mode of transport to move your

cargo. It also involves the use of barges, cargo ships and airplanes in some cases.

These forms of transportation are made possible with the help of a shipping container

known as the intermodal container; hence the name. These containers have been

standardized and passed fit by the regulatory bodies. Therefore, they are free to be

moved, loaded, stacked, and unloaded either through railway, truck, or even ship.

One of the benefits of using intermodal shipping is that it is easily affordable. When

compared to shipping by truck alone, it is definitely cost-effective. This is as a result of

fusing the cost you can get from both trucks and trains. Using the railway to move cargo

can ultimately reduce the number of trucks seen on the highway. This will, in turn, make

the roads safer for all. Inasmuch as a train can easily convey your cargo from one city to

another, it also has its own drawbacks. It will be pretty difficult to move your goods from

one port to another. At this juncture, you need a truck. Since it operates by road, a truck

can easily transport the products directly to your customers.

Before you pick any intermodal company to handle your cargo, they must possess

these important qualities:

Great Customer Service

Any intermodal freight service that you decide to go for must put you first. You want a

company that will give you the maximum attention at all times. One in which even if you

own a small company you ll be treated the same

own a small company, you'll be treated the same way other customers are treated.

Make sure you select a company that has the ability to handle the large and complex

job. It is important especially if you deal with large cargoes.

Good Communication

Have a face to face meeting with representatives of your chosen transport company.

This allows you to know how the company communicates to its customers. Don’t give

credence to what you see online or in adverts about how wonderful their service can be.

Ask them an important and relevant question. You need to know if they are

technologically sound to monitor your cargo. Find out how good their tracking system is.

How will they communicate to you if your cargo is held up longer than expected?

Article Source: http://www.homeinspectionreportsonline.com/intermodal-freight-

services/