TOFC or trailer on a flat car. Originally used when truck trailers were loaded onto flat cars for shipment by rail.
An ocean container or trailer riding on a rail car (COFC or TOFC)
The modern railroads' special flatcar service to transport highway trailers. Sometimes called TOFC.
A transportation arrangement whereby truck trailers and their loads are carried and moved by train to a destination.
haul truck trailers loaded with commodities on railroad cars
haul by railroad car
on a railroad flatcar; "the trailer rode piggyback across the country"
a flat car that carries the ass end of a semi truck, just the cargo box and the rear axles
The transportation of highway trailers or removable trailer bodies on rail cars specifically equipped for the service. It is essentially a joint carrier movement in which the motor carrier forms a pickup and delivery operations to a rail terminal, as well as a delivery operation at the terminating rail head
The hauling of road vehicles and containers on wheels or railroad flatcars.
Transportation of a highway trailer on a railroad flat car.
The transporting of a loaded truck trailer on a flat railcar. See trailer on flat car.
The transportation of truck trailers and containers on specially equipped railroad flat-cars.
The carrying of lorry trailers by train
A form of intermodal transportation where trailers/containers are carried on railcars.
Semitrailer built with reinforcements to withstand transport by a railroad flatcar. (see TOFC)
Rail-truck service. Same as intermodal. â€¢ Rail Shipments - Rail shipments are also known as piggyback or intermodal shipments. Intermodal is defined as putting a truckÂ¹s trailer on a rail car in order to avoide the costs associated with transloading between containers. Shipping by rail is a cost effective alternative to trucking, but has longer transit time, so if expense is more of a concern than time, rail service becomes a viable option.
A transportation arrangement in which truck trailers with their loads are moved via train to a destination. Also known as Rail Pigs.
A rail/truck combination service wherein 1) a shipper loads a highway trailer, 2) a carrier drives it to a rail terminal to load it on a flatcar, 3) the railroad moves the trailer-on-flatcar combination to the destination terminal, and 4) the carrier offloads the trailer and delivers it to the consignee.
A term used to describe the hauling of loaded or empty highway trailers or containers on railroad flat cars.
The carriage of road vehicles and trailers on railway wagons.
A trailer carried on a rail flatcar.