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Optimized Shipping 101: Over The Road (OTR) Shipping Guide

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Dec 5, 2016 11:43:14 AM

Did you know? In addition to offering global logistics solutions, our team can also help you optimize your domestic, over the road shipments. Check out our guide below to learn which mode of transportation would be optimal based upon the characteristics of the cargo. 

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Topics: Domestic Transportation, Trucking

Truck vs. Train Transportation

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Mar 24, 2015 1:20:00 PM

Each year, more than 25 million containers and trailers move via intermodal transportation in North America. Intermodal transportation involves the transportation of cargo using multiple modes of transportation, such as rail, truck and ship. During 2014, 60% of NAFTA freight was moved across the border via truck. Similarly, 15% of NAFTA freight traveled via train. Why do shippers elect to move goods via truck or train? The answer reflects the individual company's unique transportation needs and budget. 

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Topics: Logistics, Freight, Supply Chain, NAFTA, Domestic Transportation

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