BNSF Railway will offer intermodal customers a new service option to move freight between the Pacific Northwest and Texas.
The new service kicks off Monday, Sept. 12. The new service will be comparable in speed to single-driver, over-the-road options.
With the faster service, shippers who move commodities and consumer goods between Portland, Ore., or Seattle and Dallas/Fort Worth can reduce their transit times by up to two days compared to rail transit time options currently in the marketplace.
“We regularly work with our customers to identify and offer new and better transportation solutions to make their supply chains more effective. So we are constantly looking for opportunities to help meet consumer demands and this new service checks all the right boxes for adding efficiency to the marketplace,” Katie Farmer, group vice president, consumer products, said in a news release. “With an economy as dynamic as ours, BNSF is focused on delivering options that strengthen the competitive advantage of U.S. companies through our country’s supply chain.”