Schneider National and BNSF Railway have extended their intermodal partnership by signing a multiyear contract, giving customers of the latter “truck-like” reliability as over-the-road capacity tightens.
BNSF has been the primary Western rail provider for Schneider since 2008. Through the agreement, Schneider customers have two service level choices and daily service in all major lanes. The $3.9 billion BNSF plans to spend on capital projects, including the building of an intermodal facility in the Kansas City area, is expected to improve service.
“Schneider’s asset-based intermodal service expertise, combined with BNSF’s commitment to a technologically advanced and efficient rail system, provides customers a proven solution during a time of tight truckload capacity,” said Bill Matheson, president of intermodal services for Schneider National.
Schneider provides intermodal service in the East through a partnership with CSX Transportation, and at Canadian and Mexican border crossings through pacts with Canadian National and Kansas City Southern.