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Container Drayage Services

Drayage service definition, the term drayage refers to the transport of cargo in a container by a specialized trucking company, such as Southwest Star. drayage trucking services the container ports, rail ramps, and shipping docks. After loading the cargo into a container, it remains untouched until it arrives at its final destination. 

Oftentimes, intermodal drayage in North America involves moving from ocean ports in trucks to rail hubs. Typically, container drayage is one part of a longer supply chain. Efficiency throughout the transporting of goods fosters a strong supply chain that lowers the company’s bottom-line to improve their profits.

Oversized and Out of Gauge Cargo 

Not everything fits neatly into a standard container. At Southwest Star, we have extensive experience transporting oversized cargo. Whether you require an open-top container or a flat-rack to load your out-of-gauge (OOG) cargo, we can make it work efficiently and effectively.

  • Open-top containers: often used when cargo height exceeds the standard container but fits the width
  • Flat racks: typically utilized when cargo requires side loading or exceeds standard container width

The expert team at Southwest freight understands the importance of timely and safe transport. We place our focus on efficient service while ensuring anything we transport is safe.


Save money

No matter where you need to ship your product, you’ll undoubtedly save more money by using intermodal drayage. You can pick the transportation that will get your goods there the fastest, and since you’re combining your transportation costs with other companies

If you need to ship nationwide, the longer the distance the more you’ll be able to save.

You can compare rates in different regions to see where intermodal will best suit your needs, combining rail and truck for the utmost efficiency.

Price is significantly less expensive than doing it yourself or relying entirely on truck transport.

Improve safety

Theft and accidents are always of concern when the supply chain is moving. Shippers are ramping up security and smart practices to stay vigilant while delivering quickly at the same time. No doubt, it can add extra stress, but intermodal helps to heighten safety in many ways.

A combination of rail and truck transportation—this approach results in fewer accidents than driving alone.

A good way to prevent theft, because the fewer times your goods are handled, the less opportunity there is for anyone to interfere with the shipment.

Drayage companies  carefully monitor ports and railroads and will document cargo pickup and handling in real time.

Reduce your carbon footprint

These days businesses are taking steps to promote more environmentally friendly practices, greatly reduces carbon emissions, because of the lower dependence on fuel. In fact, by utilizing rail transport to move one ton of freight a mile, you drop emissions by a whopping 83%.

While the actual price of the drayage freight might be more than the other options, you can save money in the other areas like low insurance cost.

Arranger, rail freight releases 33% of the CO2 of a long haul truck, making it highly sustainable for long distance, cross country shipping in the US.

Preserving and improving our environment is an important part of business.

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