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How to Choose the Best Routing Decision Between Intermodal and Truckload?

How to Choose the Best Routing Decision Between Intermodal and Truckload?

How to Choose the Best Routing Decision Between Intermodal and Truckload?

As a business owner, you may have wondered about the best method of transportation for your goods. For businesses, it’s easy to fall into a rut and stick with what’s worked in the past. When confronted with this dilemma, the most common solution is to choose between intermodal and truckload shipping. Both modes have their advantages and disadvantages depending on a shipment’s needs.
Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages when it comes to various factors such as travel time and fuel efficiency. If your company is looking to make the most of every opportunity, it will benefit from having a thorough understanding of the intermodal and truckload shipping options.
Here at Vineyard Brokerage we work investigate the benefits offered by each method:

Benefits of Intermodal Shipping

Multiple modes of transportation are used in intermodal shipping to transport goods. As a rule of thumb, intermodal shipments are typically made up of two trucks: one that transports a container to a railroad for the long haul, and another that picks it up from the railroad. Because it is typically priced as a dollar per load rather than a cost per mile, intermodal shipping is often less expensive than truckload shipping.
More timely deliveries time notifications; elimination of traffic and customs processes on the highway; leaner planning processes; and fixed departure schedules are some of the benefits of the this system.
In addition to being less expensive, intermodal shipping uses less fuel than truckload shipping. We at Vineyard Brokerage use our cutting-edge technology to ease the transition from a single-purpose vehicle to a multi-purpose vehicle. You can count on safe, reasonable, and efficient transportation with multipurpose cargo.

Benefits of Truckload Shipping

Due to its shorter transit times, truckload shipping is frequently the most efficient and time-saving option. This is due to the fact that each truck driver has the freedom to set his or her own hours. If the total distance of the shipment is less than 500 miles, truckload is the most cost-effective method of transportation
We at Vineyard Brokerage have dedicated trucks and a large network of thousands of pre-screened carriers that can locate a dependable coordination carrier to move your cargo from point A to point B at a reasonable rate
Due to the added weight of the container on the rail sled, truckload transportation can typically transport more pounds per load than intermodal. We at Vineyard Brokerage use truckload shipping when our clients want to have more control over how the cargo is transported to its final destination.

Intermodal or Truckload: How to Choose?

With a large number of shipments, a long distance, and little pressure on delivery time, intermodal shipping is often the best choice. Truckload transportation is a better option if you need your shipments to arrive on time, have a tight schedule, or are transporting fragile goods.
The good news is that Vineyard Brokerage has access to a vast carrier network for both intermodal and truckload shipments. In addition, the company offers excellent levels of service, support, and tracking for all types of transportation. In order to make an informed decision about the best way of shipping, it’s critical to weigh all of your options rather than simply picking one out of habit.
With you every mile of the way!