Schneider National Intermodal names primary rail providers
Schneider National Inc. said it is consolidating its network of primary rail providers, and will concentrate movements with BNSF Railway in the West and CSX Intermodal in the East.
The Green Bay, Wis.-based company said the move would simplify container/trailer pools, improve transit times, deliver cost efficiencies and enhance customer service.
“Our goal remains consistent: to provide a door-to-door ‘truck like’ experience for our customers,” said Bill Matheson, president of Schneider National Intermodal. “We have made it a priority to take intermodal and make it simple for our customers. In the end, this is going to save our customers significant time and money while increasing reliability.”
Schneider said it will maintain secondary relationships with the other Class I railroads to reach markets not served by BNSF and CSX.
It said the new agreements provide Schneider customers with preferential loading, capacity and operational interfaces that will increase accessibility and efficiency of rail moves.