Posts Tagged ‘intermodal’

The Benefits of Intermodal Truck Travel

Thursday, March 25th, 2021
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Intermodal shipments come off boats looking like this, and they attach directly to your truck.

Truck driving is an essential job. Without truck drivers, freight would not be able to get from point A to point B, and businesses and entire industries would have great difficulty in receiving supplies. But truck driving is not an easy job. It can be physically and emotionally taxing since truck drivers often are away from home for many days or even weeks. Perhaps you are a truck driver looking to be able to spend more time with your family, or maybe you are tired of the achy joints. If so, have you considered intermodal truck driving? Intermodal is a different type of trucking than a traditional cross-country driver. Read on to learn more about intermodal trucking and why it could benefit you as a truck driver. (more…)

Intermodal Drayage in the Transportation Industry

Friday, February 7th, 2020
Intermodal Drayage in the Transportation Industry

Intermodal drayage is a big deal, especially here in the mid-Atlantic region.

Intermodal drayage plays a considerable role in this nation’s transportation industry. Most people do not realize the significance of drayage in managing supply chains, or the incredible logistics that go into facilitating drayage. As an intermodal drayage carrier, along with offering other trucking services, Evan Transportation can help with your drayage needs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Let’s further explore this specialty transportation service to understand it’s importance, and what we can anticipate in the future of intermodal drayage. (more…)

The Benefits of Intermodal Drayage

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
The Benefits of Intermodal Drayage

What’s so great about intermodal drayage? A lot more than you think.

Here in the Mid-Atlantic region, we have plenty of access to roads, rails, and ports. As the shipping and trucking industries progress, we take advantage of new methods to get deliveries from place to place efficiently. Intermodal drayage is one of those new methods. Evan Transportation provides valuable intermodal drayage services to our clients. Are you aware of the benefits intermodal drayage can create for your business?  (more…)

What is Intermodal Shipping?

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Intermodal shipping is a method of shipping using multiple modes of transport and special containers and trailers. The modes of shipping include planes, ships, trains, and most commonly, trucks. Trucks are almost always used to get intermodal shipments to their final destination. They are also used to get shipments from their initial destination to the next shipping method, which is often by rail or plane over long distances or internationally.

There are many benefits to intermodal shipping. The use of special containers allows the cargo to be shipped using various methods without having to unpack and repack the cargo. This means that only the shipper, customs (if applicable), and the recipient know the contents of the container, which means secure shipping. The special containers are also very resistant to the elements and extreme weather, which reduces losses and spoilage.

Intermodal shipping combines the best aspects of all shipping methods for maximum shipping efficiency. Planes and boats are great for long distance, international shipping, and trains are very fuel efficient and also great for long distance shipping. However, none of these methods can deliver the cargo directly to the final destination, which is why trucks, which are more flexible in terms of their mobility and shipping schedules, are used for this last leg of the journey (and often for the first as well).


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Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was to provide excellent, dependable service.

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