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Intermodal Service Experts

Intermodal transportation refers to the use of one or more carries, or modes, for the transportation of freight goods from the shipper to consignee. In most cases, specialized and standardized containers on ships, trucks, and freight trains are used in the process. These containers are specifically designed, durable rectangular cubes that are capable of being safely secured to modified trailers. They are also built in a way that allows them to be transported using different modes. This in turn helps to eliminate the risks of damage to cargo that comes with extra handling of shipments when items must be unpacked and repacked between transportation modes. (Note: Some air cargo is also shipped in intermodal containers, although they must be shaped to fit in an air freighter’s cargo hold.)

Why Intermodal Modal Transportation is the Right Way to Go

Intermodal transportation is ideal for the hauling of any imports, exports, and cross-continental shipments that need to shift between air, ship, rail or truck. It simplifies the entire process of transportation, thereby increasing efficiency in terms of logistics and supply chain management.

A significant number of freight forwarders also prefer intermodal transportation since it helps  boost the security of goods and reduces handling costs. Intermodal services are also gaining popularity because of their overall cost reduction capabilities, improved highway safety, and environmental benefits.

Intermodal Service Experts

Intermodal-capable trucks are typically used to connect a particular container from the ocean to a warehouse or rail. These modified trucks also run between inland shipping truck terminals rail systems, and inland and seaports. For those in need of such services in Northern California, R&A Trucking has a fleet of trucks more than capable of transporting cargo containers between destinations in Northern California or to various destinations across the U.S.

Hire a Bay Area Trucking Company Today

R&A is a reputable Trucking Company that provides intermodal container services for different ports, some of which include Richmond, Oakland, Stockton, Lathrop, Stockton, and San Francisco. Over the years, R&A Trucking has managed to create longstanding relationships with terminal operators at most ports. This has helped to expedite the transportation of clients’ products from different origin points to their destination. The logistics coordinators at R&A Trucking also work closely with customers in order to come up with the most appropriate mode of intermodal transportation so that containers can be moved in the most effective manner possible. The company also offers expert storage, rail and trucking services as part of the intermodal transportation service package.

Bay Area Transportation Logistics

Intermodal Transportation: Shortages in the Trucking and Railroad Industries

Current Industry Challenges Discussed by an Oakland Intermodal Services Firm

Within the last year, prices of rail transportation have increased by 4.9% and the demand for trucking services continues to be on the rise. Still, both industries are experiencing shortages, and this is affecting the way businesses can transport their product. Many companies are rethinking their logistics strategy as a result, and intermodal transportation has been a great remedy for businesses needing to adjust.

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Five Reasons to Use Intermodal Transportation

Tips From Your Bay Area Intermodal Company

As an experienced Bay Area logistics company that offers a plethora of powerful intermodal services, R&A Trucking feels a fiduciary duty to educate clients about the whys and wherefores of intermodal transportation. Whether you’re looking for a better way to distribute products in the Bay Area, searching for driver efficiency solutions or reengineering your entire U.S. production line, here are five reasons why you should go intermodal: Continue reading