Intermodal Terminal Operations
Intermodal terminals are the contact point between different modes of transport. These on- and off-loading points are a critical juncture in your shipment’s journey that can mean the difference between successful, on-time delivery and disappointed customers.
Our abilities include, but are not limited to:
- Railcar Switching
- On/Off Lift Containers
- Security Checkpoint Administration
- Container and Storage Yard Management Services
- Unit Tracking and Administrative Services
U.S. Rail & Logistics™ is leading the way in intermodal terminal operations.
USRL™ offers railcar switching services, including track maintenance; car cleaning and inspections; railcar loading, unloading, and weighing; transloading of bulk commodities; car storage solutions; gate operations; and administrative yard inventory billing and management.
Railcar switching services can significantly reduce your transportation and shipping costs by decreasing your weighing, switching, and demurrage charges.
Professional services also improve your railcar fleet utilization by decreasing cycle time and reduce your crew time, equipment costs, and fuel expenses.
We pull and deliver your cars in blocks, increase carload volume, and improve the use of track space, which can all help improve plant efficiency and capacity.
Use a customized plan from U.S. Rail and Logistics™ to improve your supply chain logistics. We run on your schedule.
On/Off Lift Containers
We can help you lift your product containers on or off of trucks, trains, and barges in compliance with OSHA safety standards and requirements for handling. Proper handling of your containers can improve efficiency, ensure safety, and save you big on time and money.
Security Checkpoint Administration
We have years of experience in dealing with the paperwork and administrative headaches that come with intermodal transportation. We can help ensure that you are meeting all of the safety and security requirements to get your products through checkpoints quickly.
When it comes to security administration, even small mistakes can lead to enormous hangups in your schedule. The last thing you want is to have your shipment tied up for days, throwing a wrench in your production schedule and causing customer complaints. Let us take care of the details for you!
Container and Storage Yard Management Services
When you’re shipping high-dollar, bulk, hazardous, or essential goods, you want to know where your products are at all times and that they are secure.
Storage yards are a functional holding ground for containers and trailers waiting to ship out. The storage yard is a vital component of the supply chain process. It temporarily holds incoming inventory before shipping out and acts as the final step in order processing for outbound inventory.
Ensuring that your shipping containers and storage yard are in good condition is a point of strategic importance in your supply chain. Well-maintained yards make for a more efficient loading and shipping process which can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. On the flip side, lack of visibility, poor inventory tracking, entrance bottlenecks, excessive or poorly executed paperwork can all take a toll on the speed and accuracy of your supply chain. Let our seasoned management team help you improve your efficiency and protect your bottom line.
Unit Tracking & Administrative Services
At USRL™, we make sure that you always know exactly where your shipment is.
We strive to solve issues before they become problems and work to troubleshoot jeopardized shipments before they affect your timeline. We can help you mitigate costs by giving you more visibility into the shipping process.
Locations Across the Country
USRL™ is leading the way in intermodal terminal operations.
We offer rail logistics services for bulk products across the country, with warehouses on almost all major Class I railroads.
Our goal as a company is to save our clients time and money by optimizing their railcar capabilities with purposeful production plans designed by our team of industry experts.