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Coyote is proud to be an Intermodal Marketing Company (IMC) that maintains wholesale contracts with major Class I Railroads. One of Coyote’s main modes of transportation, intermodal is used to transport everything from corn oil to garden hoses to solar panels. It’s not only a smart move for shippers but for the environment, too. When you depend on Coyote to ship via intermodal, you benefit from:

Transparent Technology offers real-time visibility, tracking updates, and access to load details on all of your truckload and intermodal shipments.

Dedicated Intermodal Team
The Intermodal team is comprised of trained and tenured experts who know the ins and outs of intermodal capacity, pricing, and opportunity.

Cost-Effective Service
We run network analyses to help customers identify modal conversion opportunities. According to the Association of American Railroads, one train can haul the load of 280 trucks or more.

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For every offering below, Coyote’s Intermodal team focuses on carrier capacity and development. Every carrier in Coyote’s network has a single point of contact for efficient communication.

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Coyote works with a core group of reefer providers to offer customers more competitive rates, improved service reliability, fast transit times, and dedicated capacity for shipping food and beverage and temperature-controlled products like nursery items.


As an IMC, Coyote has access to more than 60,000 rail-owned containers as part of an ever-expanding network. Not only are we always looking for ways to be more cost-effective, but we also look for ways to be more creative, more imaginative, and more innovative with an expansive container fleet to find the smartest solutions and unique possibilities.


To be part of Coyote’s Core Carrier Program, our expanding network of core drayage carriers must meet Coyote-sanctioned requirements, which include on-time performance and transit updates. Shippers benefit from street-turned containers that provide increased capacity and more availability of equipment, dedicated capacity for a higher level of service and more flexibility to meet your needs, and more competitive drayage rates.


We provide coverage for inbound, outbound, and intra-Mexico, and inbound, outbound, and intra-Canada. Coyote maintains strong relationships with trans-loading operations at the border and at ports across the country.



Intermodal transportation is an attractive alternative to truckload shipments. Trains are, on average, four times more fuel-efficient than trucks, which means greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 75 percent. By transferring your truckload freight to rail, you reduce congestion on America’s highways and improve fuel efficiency—you can move one ton of freight 480 miles on a single gallon of fuel. Coyote is always on the prowl for opportunities to reduce its carbon footprint as well as that of our customers. Find out how much you’re helping the environment by shipping intermodal.


If the product is dense enough and the distance to travel is far enough, carload rail shipping can be an ideal fit—even for overdimensional freight. Coyote manages every aspect of the rail lane from door to door. We use boxcars, flatcars, gondolas, tanker cars, hopper cars, and more, and we provide a rail-versus-truck analysis to ensure your freight moves on the right equipment for the right price. Learn more about overdimensional and out-of-gauge rail shipping.