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Schneider said it has expanded its bulk intermodal trailer service to include new routes into Mexico and Canada.
The Green Bay, Wisconsin-based company said the expansion is due to the popularity of its new intermodal service, with volumes increasing 75% in the first six months of 2014.
“As the driver market continues to tighten, chemical companies of all sizes are struggling to get longhaul bulk capacity,” George Grossardt, senior vice president and general manager of Schneider’s Bulk division, said in a statement.
“When customers move loads on the rail with Schneider Bulk, it frees up drivers for their other over-the-road loads,” Grossardt said.
The company said it plans to expand the number of bulk intermodal trailers in the next year to meet demand.