Intermodal Savings Calculator

An easy way to make the best transportation choice.

Looking for an OTR transit comparison? Curious about your potential savings with intermodal shipping? Want to know how intermodal shipping can reduce your carbon footprint? Loup’s Intermodal Savings Calculator has your answers.

By entering your origin and destination, you can:

  • See the transit route for your shipment
  • Get a comparison of intermodal and OTR transit time
  • Learn your projected cost reduction when shipping intermodally
  • Chart your carbon emission savings over the course of a year

With the Intermodal Savings Calculator, you can make an informed decision about the right transportation mode for your needs.

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Door-to-Door Intermodal Savings Calculator - Loup

Environmental Calculations Disclaimer

Disclaimers: Estimates use system averages; level of precision results in limitations for formal reporting. Actual emissions and savings may vary based on routing and other factors. Union Pacific's fuel consumption rate is applied to other carriers' miles for interline moves. One-way shipments only; does not include backhaul or empty positioning. Greenhouse Gas equivalents are estimates based on Environmental Protection Agency calculations.

Assumptions: Weight of locomotives is 8% of Gross Tons. Emission Factors from The Climate Registry General Reporting Protocol, May 2008 CO2e, or Carbon Dioxide Equivalent, includes Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), and Nitrous Oxide (N2O). Truck fuel efficiency based on EPA/NHTSA, Draft Regulatory Impact Analysis: Proposed Rulemaking to Establish Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

Find Your Savings

Transit Time Comparison

- Days
- Days

Environmental Savings

  Approximately - Metric Tonnes C02 per year
- Acres of Trees
- Passenger Vehicles
- Homes
‡ Each icon represents units of:
  • - forest acres to remove the same carbon amount
  • - passenger cars annual greenhouse gas emission
  • - US homes C02 emissions from electricity use

Money Savings

Per Year
By going with intermodal, you will save on average:
$- per year
We will need more information to process your request. Please contact us to speak with a representative about the cost savings and environmental benefits of converting your freight to intermodal.
Please contact us at 1-800-262-5106
* Transit times are dependent on ingate prior to scheduled rail cutoff time at origin ramp. Estimated rates reflect current market conditions and are subject to change.
For shipments going into/out of Mexico locations, transit times include one day for border clearance. Actual transit time may vary depending on actual border clearance.

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