Single, national source for container capacity, rail brokerage, local drayage and door-to-door shipment management.
XPO is a top three intermodal provider in North America and a US drayage leader. Your long-haul freight will move over one of the largest intermodal networks serving the US, Mexico and Canada, with the majority of rail service arranged with Union Pacific and CSX. Our drayage service covers every major US port and rail ramp.
It's important to us that we earn your loyalty, which is why many of our customer relationships span a decade or more. We’ll look at your shipping patterns and create the most efficient plan for your freight. Then, we’ll use our Rail Optimizer technology to coordinate the various providers, making adjustments as needed to give you the best possible results.
We designed our Rail Optimizer system specifically for intermodal operations to ensure high visibility for our customers.
Our flexible, cloud-based platform integrates the entire intermodal process in real time, including operations, communication and pricing. Drayage drivers are equipped with mobile communication devices, and all XPO containers are digitally monitored, including geolocation and automated status notifications. Rail Optimizer also maintains constant communication with the railroads and flags unforeseen delays, such as weather disruptions. All of this information is available to you.
Our tech team can integrate Rail Optimizer with your enterprise, warehouse management and supply chain management systems via EDI or the web. This gives you direct visibility into the status of your cargo.
Our intermodal organization in Mexico includes bilingual personnel at key rail ramps to simplify the cross-border process.
Rail is not only more cost effective than trucking for most long-haul freight; it’s also less prone to regulatory delays. We streamline the process by utilizing our longstanding relationships on both sides of the US-Mexico border.
Should an unavoidable delay occur, we'll move any time-sensitive freight to our expedited ground and air services or draw on our freight forwarding network. This ability to switch from one mode to another in unpredictable circumstances is a unique advantage of using XPO as your intermodal provider.