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Intermodal Cross-Border Shipping to Canada and Mexico

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Shippers are Finding Greater Efficiency, Cost Savings and Security with Intermodal for their Cross-Border Freight

US-Canada-Mexico Cross Border ShippingInTek helps companies solve their intermodal cross-border shipping puzzle between US, Canada and Mexico.  With the proper pieces in place, there are significant savings and avoidable transit delays for shippers utilizing intermodal versus truckload for their cross-border shipping capacity needs.

Canadian intermodal freight moves via a steel wheel interchange at the border, while Mexico cross-border freight moves either steel wheel or via a rubber tire interchange.  Either way, the delays often experienced at the borders with truckload shipments are avoided through intermodal.


Cross-border traffic with Canada continues to increase and put pressure on price and capacity. InTek has 40' and 53' intermodal options as an alternative service to truckload to help shippers save money.


Combine increasing truckload costs in the U.S. and Mexico with near shoring and you can see why road-to-rail conversion is on the rise for cross-border freight, but shippers need to navigate regulation and security challenges that come from shipping between the US and Mexican border.

Intermodal is a more secure mode for shipping into Mexico, but shippers should be aware many intermodal service providers do not have liability coverage as a standard for freight moving in or out of Mexico so be sure to ask the question.  If not, the shipper needs to insure the freight themselves or ask their intermodal provider to buy additional insurance for them.

For more on cross-border shipping read our ebook entitled Shipping into Mexico and Canada.

If interested in learning more about intermodal, a couple of blogs we would recommend reading to gain additional insight about intermodal is The Cost of Intermodal Transportation Services (Rates, Fees & Variables) and 11 Differences Between Intermodal and Truckload Every Shipper Should Know.

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Managed Transportation Services

Shippers of all sizes can advance their supply chain through InTek's customized managed logistics solutions that delivers a competitive advantage.  Intek has the flexibility to design an outsourced managed TM solution that will fit your specific requirements within almost any budget allowing you to focus your resources on what you do best.


TMS Technology Services

As a certified MercuryGate (MG) reseller, InTek helps those shippers looking to upgrade their transportation management software (TMS) to the MG cloud-based system or those wanting to optimize their current MG TMS platform; implement new functionality; integrate & test; or train its users.  Either way InTek has a solution for you.

Domestic Capacity Solutions

InTek leverages its 35,000 asset carrier base and direct relationships with the Class I railroads to help shippers access truckload, intermodal, LTL, expedited and rail boxcar capacity at competitive prices.  By combining domestic capacity solutions with InTek's other services allows shippers to bring all their logistics needs under one roof.


Cross Border and International Solutions

InTek handles freight moving cross-border between US, Canada and Mexico, along with international ocean and air services, which makes for a one-stop call for any shipper needing domestic and international capacity options.