Interstate Distributor teams with Rail Logistics-Cold Train

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Rail Logistics-Cold Train and Interstate Distributor Co. have announced a new partnership in which Cold Train will utilize a dedicated fleet of trucks from Interstate Distributor for short-haul drayage service to and from the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal in Washington State.

“Interstate is very excited to provide dedicated local and regional trucking services for Cold Train in the Pacific Northwest,” says Drew Miller, vice president of dedicated services for Interstate Distributor Co. “This dedicated fleet is a natural extension of our multimodal capabilities into the arena of intermodal drayage. Our onsite project manager and drivers at the Port of Quincy will represent Cold Train with the utmost professionalism and provide world-class service.”

In early 2010, Rail Logistics launched the “Cold Train” Pacific Northwest-Chicagoland Express Refrigerated Intermodal Service in partnership with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the Port of Quincy in Washington State. Rail Logistics says that since its Cold Train refrigerated expedited intermodal freight service was launched, it has grown rapidly in popularity with shippers in Washington State and the Midwest, and several thousand containers of fresh produce, frozen products and/or other cargo have been shipped on Cold Train.

“This new partnership with Interstate Distributor Co. will provide Cold Train with scalable drayage capacity in Washington State to meet increasing shipment demands as the service continues to grow,” says Steve Lawson, Rail Logistics-Cold Train president.