Capacity Diversification via Rail
2018 saw the culmination of a series of events that led to the highest over-the-road shipping rates in the United States, ever. The main underlying issue is an ongoing shortage of drivers to keep up with shipping demands. With the driver shortage still a very real threat in 2019, many shippers are looking to rail to diversify some of their long-haul shipments.
With Soren’s “door to door” offering, we are able to pick up and deliver at your specified addresses using local delivery trucks, while facilitating the long haul by rail.
Your freight is safe when in transit on the rail. When the containers are offloaded at the gated intermodal facilities, they are under the watchful eye of 24/7 security personnel and surveillance.
Intermodal services are not subject to all of the same capacity constraints and market volatility as the truck market. Consequently, rail can be (and very frequently is) more cost effective than shipping over the road.
A freight train can move one ton of freight 470 miles on single gallon of fuel. Compared to truck, that translates to a 75% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions per-load. In addition, every fully-loaded freight train removes roughly the equivalent of 280 trucks from the road.