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Services
Competitive agreements with the top
intermodal providers:
Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Canadian National,
Canadian Pacific, CSX, Kansas City Southern,
Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific

Quick pricing, even for large RFPs
Exclusive rates
One-year guarantee on pricing, containers and
system capacity
Advanced technology and electronic tracking
Air-ride DST container rail cars that prevent damage

Bundled and Unbundled Offerings
Echo facilitates door-to-door and ramp-to-ramp delivery
as part of its intermodal rail solution.

Door-to-Door

From your door to final destination
For loads up to 44,500 pounds
Bundled flat rates on rail, drayage and containers
Low spot rate pricing available
Flexible pick-up and delivery times

Ramp-to-Ramp

An unbundled approach providing rail and
origin/destination drayage from your door to
final destination
For loads up to 45,000 pounds
Unbundled rates for greater savings
Long-term pricing and exclusivity available
Access to one of the largest, most comprehensive
networks of drayage providers
Goods typically arrive faster than door-to-door

Benefits of Intermodal Rail
Intermodal service can reduce transportation cost
Each intermodal train reduces CO2 emissions by
291% when compared with truck transportation
Intermodal trains move one ton of freight
500 miles on one gallon of fuel, saving close to
400% in fuel consumption compared with truck
transportation
Intermodal trains reduce highway congestion
and road degradation
Intermodal cars are now air ride, reducing
freight damage
Rail cars are scanned by readers and provide
electronic shipment updates via EDI
Rail carriers provide cargo insurance limits of $250k
Numerous equipment choices available that provide
lower rates, particularly for high density freight
Dedicated equipment and sealed containers
All transit times are calendar days, including weekends
Echo has the ability to obtain substantially lower rates
on the repositioning of ocean containers moving
back to ports