Schneider Intermodal is now providing faster service to Mexico thanks to a new interchange in Jackson, MS. Previously, shipments traveling Schneider National’s Mexico Direct service, a non-stop, borderless intermodal service, had to change in Houston and included 55 mi. traveling via truck.

“Until recently, a Mexico Direct shipment interchanged in Houston,” said Jim Filter, senior vice president, Intermodal Commercial Management, Schneider National. “There, it traveled 55 mi. by truck, through a congested area, to get to the ramp that brought it to the next leg of the journey. The new interchange in Jackson eliminates all that. The load stays on the train and keeps moving, which saves customers at least one full day of transit time.”

With the new interchange, loads now travel between Chicago and Jackson on the Canadian National Railway (CN) and between Jackson and Mexico on the Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS).

“Hands down, we are the largest cross-border transportation provider in the industry, moving 450 loads per day, and we deliver the best value in the market,” said Bernardo Rodarte, vice president of Mexico operations. “We’ve been around since 1935, so we know transportation. We know Mexico. And we know how to seamlessly move freight across the border.”