Road, rail and intermodal transport of your goods on a national scale
With the development of trade in North America, many Canadian companies are consulting with logistics companies to optimize the route of their merchandise.
It is a competitive sector in which profit margins can vary according to how transport is organized.
National freight transportation is also subject to numerous federal and provincial regulations.
Commercial transportation tailored to your needs
Our recommendations for transportation are always based on the needs of our customers. We use intermodal transport, prioritizing rail and road transport.
We evaluate which type of transport is the most efficient for your goods, according to certain criteria:
- The distance,
- The cost,
- The volume and weight of the goods,
- The nature of the goods,
- The delivery time.
Transport of goods by truck: flexible and fast
At the national level, the nature of the merchandise is an important factor when choosing a means of transport.
While the train offers certain advantages, especially in terms of cost, it is not a logistics solution suitable for all types of products. For certain products such as perishable goods, road transport is more advantageous, especially in terms of flexibility and speed.
In North America, road transport remains the number one means of transport. It provides the door-to-door delivery of goods within tight deadlines, without the need to unload during shipping.
For many years, we have been dealing with trusted partners working in the field of road transport.
Rail transport, ideal for bulk goods
Canada has one of the largest rail networks in the world. The train is an ideal means of transportation for moving bulk goods with a low unit value, such as ore, wheat, wood.
Because of its geography, Canada is a country where rail transportation is a first choice.
Intermodal transport, the method for optimizing costs
Before recommending intermodal transport, we evaluate the merchandise route and the company’s needs: are there restrictive time limits? hazardous materials? what is the distance?
Intermodal transport is a solution that combines the advantages of several modes of transport. It is an attractive logistical solution, especially at the national level. It ensures that the most appropriate means of transportation is used according to each province’s legislation, optimizing the total cost of the trip.
Delivery times are also reduced: the efficiency of transhipment facilities (which change the means of transport in the movement of goods) reduces the overall transit time.
The combination of the Canadian rail network and its road network offers doubly optimized results:
- The reduction of costs by rail,
- The speed and precision of road transport,
Sometimes our partners recommend combining these two types of transport to increase overall efficiency in the flow of goods.