Rail Freight

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RAIL FREIGHT

Our direct partnership with the major rail freight carriers provides and arranges for full intermodal (truck-rail-truck) terminal services. Containers and trailers are loaded and unloaded from trains, and trucks provide the link between intermodal terminals and the customer. Your freight is picked up by truck from your dock and delivered by truck to your customers dock.

Rail containers can also be dropped at the shippers or receivers location if extended time is needed for loading or unloading of the freight. Rail freight is a very good alternative to moving freight by truck because of the environmental benefits. Rail transport is also very energy efficient.

Rail Freight is Greener

As you might know, shipping by train is much more fuel efficient than by truck. Trains have a great MPG rating and make less stops. In other words, they use a lot less fuel. Less fuel means less greenhouse gas emissions.

If you have a truckload of freight, please consider using rail freight services. You won’t just be saving money, but you’ll be saving the environment!

Intermodal rail freight shipping is now no longer only for larger shippers

BOOKING OUR CARGO TO THE FUTURE

Traditionally, large shippers would build factories and warehouses near rail lines and have a section of track on their property called a siding where goods are loaded onto or unloaded from rail cars. Most of these factories, produced goods in bulk. Rail freight was only economical for shipping bulk (multiple cars) or commodities loaded in bulk like coal. It simply wasn’t economical to divert a full train to just load a few rail wagons.

With the increase use of intermodal (meaning more than one mode of transportation), the small to medium sized shipper can now ship via rail. Major rail hubs have cargo freight trains loaded and unloaded in huge rail yards like a container port. Rapid Express in partnership with CSX and other rail operators arranges the full move. We arrange for an empty container to be picked up from the rail yard. The empty container comes on truck to the shipper’s dock to be loaded. The full container is then returned to the rail yard and loaded on a train. We do the same procedure at the delivery point.

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