Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to transportation by more than one means of conveyance, as by truck and rail: intermodal transport.

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  • adj. Relating to more than one mode of transport.

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Examples

  • The Forest Service I believe will be supporting efforts to provide land so that there can be transportation centers -- what they call intermodal centers -- so that you can drive up to a place, leave your car, but then have convenient access to the lake area.

    Mcginty And Lockhart Press Briefing

  • Finally, our strategic investments such as our new Northwest Ohio Intermodal Facility and our National Gateway initiative support long-term intermodal growth by broadening capacity and improving transit times and service reliability.

  • We expect all of these investments to continue driving long-term intermodal growth.

    CSX CEO Discusses Q4 2010 Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha

  • Headquartered in Mexico City, TMM is a Latin American intermodal transportation company.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • Headquartered in Mexico City, TMM is a Latin American intermodal transportation Company.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Mr. Schneider was also among the first to embrace the use of standard-sized containers—known as intermodal transportation— in the early 1990s, when the firm teamed up with Southern Pacific Lines and the Union Pacific Railroad.

    Executive Helped Shape Modern Trucking Industry

  • On Tuesday and Wednesday, first-quarter results at United Parcel Service Inc. and Norfolk Southern Corp., respectively, should offer new insight into how these so-called intermodal services are transforming shipping, even siphoning some business from long-haul trucking firms and placing it on rail cars.

    Railroads Gain From Container Usage

  • In 1955, the idea of intermodal lift-on and lift-off occurred.

    The Big Lift

  • The so-called intermodal boxes can be moved from ocean-going vessels to railcars to trucks, all without being unpacked.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Despite the fourth-quarter loss, Union Pacific reported a volume increase in three of its six business groups: intermodal, which is industry jargon for freight that's moved by more than one transportation type; agricultural and automotive.

    Forbes.com: News

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