Intermodal Freight Solutions

Getting Your Shipments on Track

As North America’s network of rail solutions continues to grow (see IANA), so does NUERA’s intermodal freight services reach. Regardless of your port, road or rail requirements, we can make sure your shipments are handled efficiently. Get started by requesting an Intermodal quote today.

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Intermodal Freight

Why Choose NUERA Intermodal

NUERA Intermodal is an excellent choice when freight timing is less sensitive. An even better option for companies struggling to reach their green initiatives. Did you know that one train can carry the load of approximately 300 trailers, making intermodal a far more environmentally friendly method of logistics / fulfillment.

As truckload capacity continues to tighten and over the road rates rise, the value proposition of intermodal is strong and projected to remain so provided Intermodal transit time is feasible based on the type of goods being shipped.


In lanes exceeding 700 km, intermodal pricing can be particularly competitive with motor carrier pricing, providing a savings of 15-25% on average.


Intermodal shipping is four times more fuel efficient than truckload. Concerned about carbon footprint - consider NUERA Intermodal.

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Intermodal Solutions

Intermodal allows railroads, ocean carriers, trucking companies, and intermodal customers to utilize the best attributes of land transportation modes with efficient and cost-effective overall freight movement.

Intermodal transport, both cross border and domestic, can be complicated, however with NUERA’s experience and industry connections, we will work diligently to make it efficient, affordable, and environmentally responsible transport. Using our in-depth knowledge of the North American railway network we will ensure your freight ships on time with the best possible price.

Intermodal Freight

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Intermodal Shipping FAQs

We've gathered some of the most frequently asked questions and comments about our Intermodal services.

What is Intermodal Transportation?

Intermodal is the movement of freight in containers or trailers over two or more modes of transportation such as air, rail, truck, and ship. There are four common modes - Truck, Rail, Sea & Air.

What can be shipped by Intermodal?

Most cargo can be shipped via intermodal (excluding personal belonging and live animals). Common examples of frequent cargo types include: electronics, agricultural products, clothing, vehicles, machinery and construction materials.

What is Live Load vs Drop and Load?

Live load means the shipper loads their own freight into empty containers while the drive waits. In contrary, Drop and Load is when the driver drops empty containers at the shipper's location and picks up already loaded containers (used for large-volume shippers who turn multiple containers per day).


COFC (Container on Flat Car): freight is loaded in a shipping container, then the container is removed from the chassis and placed on a flat rail car (popular option as it allows for stacking). TOFC (Trailer on Flat Car): cargo is loaded into a trailer (instead of a container), and the trailer is loaded onto a flat car.

Does Cargo Weight Matter?

Absolutely! Because a multiple modes of transport are used, the total weight limit for an intermodal shipment needs to consider chassis limits. When moving over the road, (including container, chassis, and truck) the weight limit is 80,000 lbs. In order to stay within the allowable range (once the loaded onto the chassis) the recommended total cargo weight should be under 43,500 lbs.