Drayage - Intermodal

Landstar Rail Intermodal Services

Rail Intermodal

GORILLA FREIGHT, LLC offers reliable door-to-door rail intermodal service that extends into Canada and Mexico, complete with dynamic status reports on every shipment. Landstar has contracts with the major North American railroads and stack train operators.

Plus, all rail intermodal services are complimented by Landstar’s vast network of intermodal dray carriers and the wide array of equipment available through third-party capacity providers:

  • Container on a flatcar (COFC)
  • Trailer on flatcar (TOFC)
  • Specialty rail cars

Landstar’s certified rail intermodal professionals are ready to work with you to determine your specific requirements and manage your shipment from dispatch to delivery.

Drayage Classifications

According to the Intermodal Association of North America, drayage can be split into the following categories:

  • Inter-carrier drayage – The movement of units over a short distance between different carriers, such as with trucking and railroad stations.
  • Expedited drayage – Units are transported over-the-road in a quick and efficient manner for time-sensitive material goods.
  • Intra-carrier drayage – Similar to that of inter-carrier, intra-carrier takes freight from a rail hub to an intermodal hub, all controlled by the same carrier.
  • Door-to-door drayage – Retail units are taken to a customer through roadways.
  • Shuttle drayage – An intermodal unit is temporarily taken to a parking lot from its hub of origin, with this method being used for both loaded and empty units when overcrowding in the hub occurs.
  • Pier drayage – Utilizing roadways, takes an intermodal unit to a dock or pier from a previous rail hub.