Intermodal is the use of two modes of freight, such as truck and rail, to transport goods from shipper to consignee. The intermodal process usually begins with a container being moved by a truck to a rail, then back to a truck to complete the process. There are about 25 million containers moved via intermodal shipping each year.
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However, by combining truck and rail freight, you can benefit from the lower costs of rail transportation over the main leg of the shipment. Even when the costs of trucking to and from the rail terminals are taken into account, multimodal freight still works out less expensive than a shipment using truck freight only.