My company is facing an unusual amount of supply chain disruption because of the sudden lack of demand for our product. Will shipping our product by rail be a more reliable mode than trucking in a time like this?
Rail can be more reliable than long-haul trucking, specifically if you have the ability to stockpile product at a transload facility or store your product within a railcar as a "mobile warehouse."
Having your railcars or product near the end destination allows you to truck it for the last mile or re-deploy the railcar when your demand picks back up.
We have a few customers in the plastics, aggregate, stone, and agribusiness who practice deploying inventory as close to the destination as possible.