NS introduces 'Patriot' trailer service to New England, southeast intermodal markets (3/5/2004)


Norfolk Southern Railway recently launched "Patriot Service," a door-to-door trailer service featuring northbound trains between Atlanta, Greensboro, N.C., and Memphis, Tenn., and New England, and southbound trains between New England, and Atlanta and Memphis.

The service offers 48-foot trailers that can be delivered within 75 miles of Atlanta, Greensboro and Memphis, and any Massachusetts city expect Cape Cod-area communities. NS provides second-day, afternoon delivery between New England and Atlanta; third-day, morning delivery between Greensboro and New England; third-day, afternoon delivery between Atlanta or Memphis and New England; and fourth-day, afternoon delivery between New England and Memphis.

The railroad enables Patriot Service customers to track their shipments door to door through the Thoroughbred Direct Intermodal Systems Web site at www.ns-direct.com.

Source: Progressive Railroading Daily News