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Don’t let truckload capacity derail your supply chain

We live in a world where CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, Presidents, VPs, Managers (you get the point) are pressuring logistics managers to cut costs, improve customer service, and utilize data to implement cost saving strategies. Intermodal transportation is a strategic solution that helps to solve these problems and many more, that is often overlooked due to its less than [trustworthy, reliable, competitive, efficient] reputation that it earned in the past.

What you may not know, is that the intermodal transportation industry has invested billions into:

  • Augmenting Safety Procedures
  • Improving & Maintaining Infrastructure
  • Expanding Network of Lanes
  • Strengthening Regulations
  • Advancing Technology
  • Training Employees
  • Damage Prevention

These efforts have allowed railroads to reposition themselves as an effective and trusted alternative to OTR Transportation. In fact, railroads have invested their own capital (with no help from the government, as in other sectors or modes of transportation), approximately, $600 billion since 1980, and $25 billion annually over the last 5 years, to accommodate the 45% expected increase in freight shipments by 2040, according to the US Federal Highway Administration.

Benefits of Intermodal Transportation

Converting truckload shipments to intermodal with a trusted IMC has cost benefits, service benefits, and environmental benefits, however, we have found that many shippers still have a (false) negative perception of intermodal transportation. As a result, we have created our Intermodal Myth-Conceptions info-graphic, putting shippers minds to rest and ensuring them that rail is a viable alternative to OTR transportation.

  1. 1 Train can take 280 trucks off the highway
  2. Intermodal loads boast 98% accuracy for on-time deliveries
  3. Trains, on average are four times more fuel efficient than trucks
  4. A train can move freight 450 miles on ONE gallon of fuel
  5. If just 10% of OTR freight was converted to rail, fuel savings would exceed 800 million gallons, per year and greenhouse gas emissions would fall by more than 9 million tons
  6. Removing 10% of OTR freight is equal to taking 1.8 million cars off the road or planting 215 million trees

For More Info on Intermodal Transportation

Download our Intermodal Myth-Conceptions Infographic or Check out our website or contact McClain for a quote/consultation!


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What do you know about

INTERMODAL?

Many read our previous post, “Intermodal Mythconceptions: McBusted!” and requested more information on intermodal lane conversion. You asked, we answered, with this complete Intermodal Reference Guidebook!

We live in a world where CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, Presidents, VPs, Managers (you get the point) are pressuring logistics managers to cut costs, improve customer service, and utilize data to implement cost saving strategies. Intermodal transportation is a strategic solution that helps to solve these problems and many more, that is often overlooked due to its less than [trustworthy, reliable, competitive, efficient] reputation that it earned in the past.

What you may not know, is that the intermodal transportation industry has invested billions into:


Augmenting Safety Procedures

Improving Infrastructure

Maintaining Infrastructure
Expanding Network of Lanes

Strengthening Regulations

Advancing Technology
Training Employees

Expanding Capacity

Damage Prevention


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Your Digital Supply Chain

Does your company have plans to upgrade it’s supply chain? According to the attached info graphic, 94% of companies surveyed expect that within 5 years, organizations will receive more real-time status updates from across the entire supply chain. So, why wait 5 years!? McClain & Associates can revolutionize your supply chain and arm your company with the visibility and technology to ensure you are prepared now, and into the future.

Check out our technology page or contact us for more information!

NEXT:  read the full article: Infographic: The Current And Future State Of Digital Supply Chain Transformation by GT Nexus, Infor and Capegimi Consulting: http://buff.ly/2aMdJYu


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Here at McClain & Associates, we are always looking for ways to improve. We realized, that for so long we have focused on improving our technology and the constant training of our employees, that we seemed to have overlooked our social media footprint. As a result, we have spent months crafting a beautiful new website, for YOU, our clients and prospective clients. We listened to your needs and built a website that is simple to navigate, yet very informative.

While planning our website we had very specific goals in mind: 

Goal 1:

We want our current and prospective clients to have an opportunity to get to know us better, understand who we are as a company, and understand the impact we can make on your supply chain.

Goal 2:

As a technology leader, it’s important for us to constantly deliver information regarding new technology solutions, services and trends within the industry so that our current and prospective clients can better make informed decisions.

Goal 3:

Not only do we want to keep our clients up-to-date on technology trends, but industry trends in general. We inform you on supply chain industry trends, and explain how these trends have an impact on your business.

Goal 4:

Last but not least, we wanted to be more connected with our clients and prospective clients. We’re busy, we know you’re busy, so we want to get you the information you need to know, before you need to know it!

Not only does our new website totally mirror or advanced and forward logistics thinking, but it’s ease of use and adaptability mirrors our business practices. McClain’s new site is completely compatible with all computers, tablets, and smart phones and all logistics blog posts/white pages will also be available on your favorite social media sites!


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INTERMODAL MYTHCONCEPTIONS: McBUSTED!

McClain & Associates has listened to our customers. We know that most of you know the benefits of intermodal conversion, however, you’re still a little wary due to MYTHS that are honestly, just no longer true. Rest assured, because this infographic will both put you at ease, and get you ready for intermodal conversion!

For more information about our intermodal department, or to request a quote, please see our Intermodal Information Page.


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Maryland Heights, MO 63043