I want to get into the intermodal game as a provider. Going to buy a class 8 day cab for a driver and sign them as a company driver/ OO as well as lease on drivers for OTR down the road "no pun intended."
Few questions I have.
What do I need other than an MC number, seems like a very tight nit niche to get into because I cannot find anything on the web nor any of the rail lines on how to get setup and what I need to do to get setup.
I know I will need our authority as well as insurances but what is not clear is the following on what exactly you need.
UIIA or twic
Insurance type (trailer interchange or through UIIA)
Type of equipment, was looking anywhere between 2007-2009 Columbia series 60 but any suggestions are best.
Not sure if I am missing anything on there but hey that is why I am here.
Ive driven straight trucks and tractor trailers from the time I was 18-23 for a last mile 3PL and now work for a 3PL brokerage and primarily do dray and nothing to me about the process is foreign ( scheduling pulls, ERD, LRD, charges, sales, none of that is going to be an issue for me just want to understand further what it takes to get setup with the rail yards and how to actually get your MC set to roll into the rail ramp.
Thanks for your time, have a great day!