Schneider has agreed to a new multiyear agreement with CSX Transportation under which the railroad will continue to serve as one of Schneider’s primary rail providers. The agreement sustains the ability for Schneider to serve the Eastern United States as the demand for intermodal transportation increases.
“Renewing our relationship with CSX allows us to continue providing the exceptional service that our customers expect from Schneider Intermodal,” said Jim Filter, senior vice president and general manager of Schneider Intermodal. “By combining the expertise of one of the country’s largest intermodal providers and one of the country’s major railroads, Schneider has been able to provide creative solutions to more efficiently move intermodal freight with truck-like service.”
CSX became Schneider’s primary Eastern rail provider in 2008. Since then, the organizations have continued to enhance their performance to deliver “truck-like” service to shippers. The agreement provides Schneider customers with capacity and operational interfaces that are designed to increase accessibility and efficiency of rail moves. Additionally, capital investments that CSX has made in projects such as the Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal have improved its infrastructure and facilitated expanded service offerings to the most Eastern origins and destinations.
“We believe intermodal is a critical solution for supply chain optimization as it provides shippers with access to scalable capacity and sustainable savings,” said Dean Piacente, vice president-intermodal of CSX Transportation. “There is significant opportunity to optimize modal selection and convert freight from highway to rail in the Eastern U.S. CSX continues to invest in the intermodal growth opportunity, and we are excited to extend our relationship with Schneider as they truly are a premier intermodal provider. CSX and Schneider share a strong commitment to safety and customer service and to enhancing supply chain solutions for shippers. Renewing our relationship with Schneider is one of the many driving forces behind our Service Excellence initiative within the CSX of Tomorrow strategy.”
Schneider provides complete North American intermodal coverage. In addition to service coverage in the East with CSX, it moves loads in the West with BNSF, as well as Canadian and Mexican border-crossings with the CN and Kansas City Southern railroads.
For more information about Schneider’s Intermodal offerings, visit schneider.com/our-services/intermodal.