Multimodal Shipping

Fast, Reliable Transportation across All Modes

PLS has access to different freight modes. With our knowledge, we’ll help you optimize multimodal shipping to drive value to your business.

Multimodal shipping combined with our expertise and carrier network guarantee on-time deliveries and true cost-savings. We recommend multimodal service when it’s difficult to find the capacity to your destination or when a certain route or mode is too costly. With our experience, we will find a customized solution to move your freight. Also, multimodal transport provides reliable capacity so your business can keep running smoothly. Whether you ship by air, barge, rail, or road, PLS will help you discover which mode and route are most cost-effective.

Therefore, choosing the best transportation mode is a crucial step in shrinking time and cost of moving freight between a shipper and a point of purchase. There are pros and cons to each mode of transportation, depending on the type of freight being moved, and there is an optimal route for every shipment. Click here to learn more about multimodal processes.

Intermodal freight transportation provides you with flexible options as you move goods from the source to the customer. Also, intermodal freight transportation is being integrated more frequently into shipper’s supply chain strategy. What’s more, this mode allows the optimization of trade-offs among the components of supply chains and the service and cost aspects of the means of transportation. Using intermodal transport, especially a combination of truck and rail, provides significant cost savings due to less handling and lower fuel consumption. Additionally, shipping containers used in intermodal transportation fit in any mode and eliminate the need for individual handling, which lowers costs and improves efficiency. Learn more about our intermodal operations.


  • Truck
  • Rail
  • Barge
  • Vessel
  • Air

Get Freight Quote

multimodal shipping

Dry Van Freight Services

Find the perfect carrier for every load through PLS’ extensive carrier network. With more than 45,000 qualified carriers, we secure capacity with the safest and most reliable trucking companies in the industry.
multimodal shipping

Refrigerated Shipping

We know that if refrigerated shipments aren’t kept at their required temperature and aren’t monitored for timely transport, there are significant risks involved, both in terms of cost and safety.
multimodal shipping

Specialized Shipping

We monitor your specialized freight shipments to ensure they are delivered to the destination on-time. If a disruption occurs, we will notify you in real-time so that you can alert your customers.

Flatbed Shipping

We have one of the most extensive flatbed trucking networks in the industry, allowing us to secure the capacity necessary to handle all of your flatbed shipping needs.
All of our customers receive

multimodal shipping

24/7 Support From Experts

Dedicated Account Management Team

multimodal shipping

Access To Our Extensive Carrier Network