Sunday, December 17, 2017

Intermodal Trucking Services

Unlimited Services in Transportation, in St. Louis, is a leading intermodal shipping company with the experience to help you with all of your international and domestic container freight shipping needs.  Intermodal Trucking ServicesWe have developed relationships through IANA/UIIA with a majority of steamship lines allowing our company to offer street turns to the domestic and international shipping community. In addition, we have the ability to transport container freight across the United States with our company- owned fleet of tri-axle chassis and 20' and 40' chassis. As a leading professional intermodal transportation company offering trucking and warehousing, Unlimited Services offers our customers all of the import shipping and export shipping services to meet their needs.

What is Intermodal Freight Shipping?Intermodal Trucking is the transportation of container freight using multiple modes of transportation including railroad, steamship, ocean carrier, truck, and airplane. This transportation method assists in reducing our country's carbon footprint, improves security, reduces damages and losses, and speeds transportation time because the cargo is shipped as container freight, and therefore the freight is not handled physically or repacked when changing hands. A key benefit of intermodal shipping is that it reduces costs versus over-the-road trucking. In addition, as multiple containers can be carried at a time via train and ship, this method reduces fuel usage, which not only saves money, but also helps reduce the negative impact on the environment. A downside to shipping container freight via intermodal services is that depending on routes and destination, it can take longer for delivery.Advantages of Intermodal Transportation and Container Freight ShippingThere are a number of advantages to using intermodal container freight shipping instead of regular domestic trucking services for both international and domestic transportation. The following are some popular advantages of intermodal trucking.
  • Environmentally friendly transportation: Trains can haul more cargo than a single truck, and they are far more efficient than over the road trucks thus reducing environmental pollution and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Versatile shipping option: Intermodal transportation can be used to ship a wide variety of freight including finished product, manufactured goods, and raw materials. In addition, specialized "reefer", or refrigerated containers can be used to transport refrigerated and perishable goods.
  • Increased security and reduced damage risk: Shipping container freight increases the security of the goods because often transportation companies do not even know the contents of containers as they are sealed from the point of origin to customs and then again to the final destination. This also helps to prevents loss and damage to freight.

shipping intermodalOur Intermodal Trucking ServicesUnlimited Services offers a number of intermodal shipping and intermodal trucking services to our clients. Centrally located in St. Louis, Missouri, we have established a variety of valuable relationships with steamship lines and freight forwarders that lend assistance to our customers in shipping container freight to most major cities across the Midwest and the 48 contiguous states. We offer superior transportation services to help manage our customers’ freight and provide just in time shipments. The following are some of our intermodal trucking and container shipping services and benefits. For more information on any of these services or for intermodal freight quotes from Unlimited Services, please contact us or call us today.

  • Seamless Integrated Customer Service with Steamship Lines, International Forwarders, & Third Party Logistics Companies to Consignees or Originating Shippers
  • Per Diem Management Offering Per Diem Cost Reduction Through Electronically Automated Notifications
  • Automated Event Notifications to All Designated Parties Describing Operational Actions
  • Intermodal Import Drayage / Export Drayage & Domestic Rail Container Drayage to Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa, Arkansas, & Tennessee
  • Company Owned Tri-axle Chassis Fleet
  • 20’ & 40’ Company Owned Chassis Fleet
  • U.S. Customs Bonded Carrier
  • Emergency East Coast / West Coast Just in Time Port Service
  • Hazardous Material Certified
  • Secure Lot
  • Member or lANA / UIIA