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Intermodal Solutions

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Why choose KBX for Intermodal?

AS AN INTERMODAL SERVICE PROVIDER, WE HAVE DIRECT AGREEMENTS WITH ALL CLASS 1 RAILROADS ALLOWING US TO DELIVER COMPETITIVE RATES.

With 2,000k+ intermodal shipments per week, we have the scale and experience to street turn from our facility to yours.

Direct Access

Competitive Rates

Exceptional Network Coverage

Is Intermodal the Right Choice?

Intermodal is the use of two or more modes of transportation for the continuous shipment of freight from pick up to final delivery.

 

Benefits of Intermodal:

 

  • Reduces transportation cost in lanes over 400+ miles 

  • Provides scheduling capabilities and accurate real-time shipment status

  • Offers a one source solution

  • Reduces carbon footprint

  • Reduces delays due to highway congestion

  • Reliable capacity

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Our Capabilities

KBX HAS 100+ YEARS OF SHIPPING EXPERIENCE AND THOUSANDS OF SHIP POINTS, OFFERING A WIDE VARIETY OF FREIGHT CHARACTERISTICS AND FACILITY NEEDS.

KBX has the experience and knowledge that can help you execute your freight in a way that fits your needs. With an expansive network and large private fleet, KBX offers the benefits of working with a large company without sacrificing the personal service of a smaller business.

 

  • Carrier Management (Qualifications, Contracting, and Bid Events)
  • Contract and Spot Capacity
  • Freight Visibility Solutions
  • Asset Tracking
  • Freight Audit
  • AutoPay (Freight invoice Management)
  • Digital and Contactless Documents
  • Fuel Management Program
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Where does Drayage fit in the shipping journey?

The "drayage" phase of the Intermodal journey refers to the transfer of intermodal containers from ocean carrier or rail by truck.
Learn more about our drayage solution.

FAQ
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Here are some frequently asked Intermodal questions:

Is Intermodal reliable?
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Yes, it’s known for its consistency and dependability. Shippers continue to convert their retail and industrial product shipments to intermodal because of its strong reputation for service performance and cost savings compared to over-the-road (“OTR”) truck.

What is blocking and bracing?
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Implementing blocking and bracing is crucial to ensure the safety of intermodal containers during transportation just as it is with OTR truck. Blocking techniques aim to secure the load by preventing any sideways or front-to-back movement within the container or trailer, while bracing techniques are used to prevent any vertical shifting of the load. The ride quality with Intermodal is equal to or superior to OTR transportation.

Are there restricted commodities?
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Restricted commodities exist, but it’s worth noting that their packaging can make them exempt from restrictions. Be sure to communicate with the provider to ensure the safe transportation of your cargo when reviewing shipping restricted commodities.

What is the maximum weight that can be transported?
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It is recommended that intermodal containers carry a maximum of 42,500 pounds of freight.

What is an IMC?
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An IMC, which stands for intermodal marketing company, is a logistics service provider or broker that procures rail Intermodal transportation services.  An IMC provides value-added services and issues a single freight bill to the shipper for an Intermodal shipment.  In today’s market, 3PLs are diversified and offer the Intermodal service along with other competencies providing a transportation management platform offering value added services.

 

Contact Us!

Are you ready to begin your intermodal journey with KBX?