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Expert Rail Freight Container Transport

Get expert rail freight container transport today. We haul containers to and from any railyard in the U.S. Container Transport is the industry-leading rail freight container shipping company. We provide expert container shipping services across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Our state-to-state rail freight container transport services are unparalleled. 

You’ll receive a dedicated container moving agent with the expertise to haul and safely deliver your rail freight container. Every step of the shipping journey is done with the client, team, and freight in mind. We adhere to top safety standards and quality container moving services. Get your rail freight container shipping quote today!

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Container Transport has everything you need to move your container safely and have it delivered on time.  

Hauling Rail Freight Containers With Ease

Relative to rail containers' movements, ease and efficiency are of the essence. Find out how simple rail containers can be delivered with our dedicated services. We provide a cost-efficient, smooth solution for clients. Our company's shipping container movers have the experience to securely deliver your rail containers to the final destination within the agreed time.

Whether you intend to transport the rail containers within the country or to some states, our rail container movers guarantee safe travel for your consignment. Rail freight container transport is one of the most utilized forms of container transport. 

A better b2b shipping experience

Container Transport offers all business container shipping solutions. Transport your valuable business assets locally, nationwide, or even overseas. As a family-owned business, we understand the importance of ensuring every detail is done correctly. We treat your container move as if it were our own.

24/7 Customer Support

Dedicated 24/7 customer support with one of our 120+ logistics agents ensures your business moves seamlessly, anytime, anywhere.

Customs Clearance

Our B2B freight shipping services include expert customs clearance, ensuring your shipments arrive smoothly and without delay.

Credit line

We offer a credit line with monthly billing statements for easy and stress-free container transport.

How to Move a Container From a Train to a Trailer

Wonder how the container movement from rail to trailer takes place? Look no further! Short-loaded rail cars must not be a challenging endeavor. Our expert shipping container movers provide step-by-step guides, allowing you to carry away your cargo without complexities.

First of all, double-check the tension of your container on the railcar. Next, liaise with our capable moving container transport personnel to transfer it onto a trailer easily for the journey's final part. It goes without saying that with our help, you will learn the science of moving containers, so your shipping will prove cost-effective and stress-free.

Contact us now for expert rail container shipping services. We work for success, reliability, and customer satisfaction; therefore, every ingredient in your load will arrive on time and unparalleled.

Combining professionalism with effectiveness, discover the future of freight with our rail container shippers.

40ft Container on a Trailer.

Container Trailers

Trailer TypeLength CapactityWidth CapactityHeight CapactityCost Per Mile (over 500 miles)
Flatbed53ft8.5ft8.5ft$2.45
Landoll74ft8.5ft8.5ft$3.75
Lowboy29ft8.5ft8.5ft$3.45
Container Trailer20ft - 40ft8.5ft8.5ft$3.20
Side Lifter20ft - 40ft8.5ft8.5ft$2.85

Frequently aSKED questions

To get a quote for moving containers, you can call Container Transport or visit our website. Click the get quote tab, usually at the bottom of the home or about us page. Sometimes, the tab is on the menu section. Give details of what you want to ship, in this case, a container. Next, you need to give information on the final destination of your container. Before you get the quote or estimate, submit your personal information, including your name, phone number, and email, to receive your free quotation for moving containers.
Moving containers requires the best trailers that can handle heavy or wide loads. The choice of a suitable trailer depends on the container size, 20 feet or 40 feet, and weight. Our container transport company has numerous types of trailers that handle oversized, heavy, or wide containers. Our logistic agents can recommend lightweight and high-strength chassis trailers because of their outstanding maneuverability, flexibility, and ability to carry 20-foot, 40-foot, and extended containers. We also use flatbed trailers that have adequate strength for container hauling. Another trailer option to hire is the Gooseneck, which can carry light to heavy containers.
Loading a container on a trailer or truck requires specialized equipment or tools. Shipping container movers first ensure the container is in perfect condition, free from damages, holes, or issues that can damage the things inside. Next, the shipping specialists moving the containers ensure the trailer is parked in the best position for proper loading. It should have all the required tie-downs to hold the container securely for safe transportation. Our container transport company uses cargo lifters, such as top pickers, driverless AGVs, forklifts, and cranes, to lift the cargo and properly position it in the trailer for securing and transportation.
Yes, permits are a vital requirement when shipping a container locally or internationally. Some local, state, international, and federal guidelines, regulations, and laws require you to have permits based on the type of goods you are transporting and the final destination of your cargo. As a renowned legitimate transportation company, we navigate the shipping industry and regulations to ensure our clients get all the necessary permits to ship their containers safely without legal issues.
Yes, we have cranes that help us load and offload your container from trailers and other means of transportation. The numerous cranes for loading and unloading include crawler, tower, overhead, floating, and gantry cranes with different applications. Tower cranes are state-of-the-art equipment that can lift containers to and from trailers during intermodal shipping. Overhead cranes help in lifting heavy containers in our shipyards.