Birmingham, Alabama - Boyd Intermodal, a Boyd Bros. Transportation company, in conjunction with Raildecks Intermodal and BNSF Railway announce the Boyd Intermodal Raildeck product as the latest intermodal innovation for industrial shippers across the United States. This cutting edge product converts flatbed industrial cargo from over-the-road to intermodal rail in a safe and secure process.
"With the development of this product, the flatbed transportation and logistics industry is reaching a milestone," said Richard Bailey, president of Boyd Bros. Transportation. "This new product provides a means of transporting flatbed products over intermodal rail routes nationwide, which until now wasn't possible. This is a game-changer for our industry."
In the past, flatbed shippers were unable to take advantage of the efficiency offered by intermodal stack train service. With Boyd Intermodal Raildecks, flatbed shippers can now use intermodal rail service to move their product over longer distances without traveling the nation's interstate highway system. The product is an open top flatbed unit that is transported over short distances via highway, on a chassis. Once inside an intermodal yard, the flatbed unit is lifted onto intermodal trains for safe and secure transport to an intermodal hub where it is loaded onto a chassis and drayed to the final consignee.
"By placing Boyd Intermodal Raildecks into service, we're contributing to less traffic and stress on our interstates, sustaining a smaller carbon footprint, and supporting safety initiatives with less driver fatigue," said Chris Cooper, chief operations officer for Boyd Bros. Transportation. "Before this product, most of the heaviest bulk loads of steel and other metals had to travel over the highways. Now, flatbed trailer loads will be accepted on the rail system."
"This is a game changer for our industry."
- Richard Bailey, President Boyd Brothers