J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and BNSF Railway have joined forces to introduce Quantum, an innovative intermodal service designed to meet the highway freight needs of customer supply chains. By leveraging rail transportation, Quantum delivers service-sensitive highway freight more efficiently and sustainably.
Quantum operates through the collaboration between J.B. Hunt and BNSF operators at the state-of-the-art Intermodal Innovation Center in Fort Worth, Texas. This facility serves as the hub for the Quantum team, ensuring seamless coordination and exceptional customer service.
Unlike traditional intermodal services, Quantum guarantees up to 95 percent on-time delivery, offering customers a remarkable improvement of approximately one day. This accelerated delivery time enhances supply chain efficiency and allows businesses to meet their commitments more effectively.
Darren Field, President of Intermodal at J.B. Hunt, explains the advantages of Quantum by stating, “Our customers can now enjoy the cost savings of intermodal transportation while reducing their carbon footprint. We aim to maintain the level of service and consistency required by their supply chains.”
The Quantum team is committed to providing 24/7 oversight for every shipment, enabling them to detect and resolve any issues promptly. This proactive approach ensures that customers’ deliveries are smooth and efficient, eliminating potential disruptions.
By converting highway freight to rail intermodal, Quantum significantly reduces carbon emissions. Compared to traditional over-the-road truck transportation, Quantum offers an average carbon footprint reduction of 60 percent. This eco-friendly alternative aligns with the growing sustainability goals of various industries and demonstrates a commitment to environmental stewardship.
Overall, with its unmatched reliability, faster delivery times, and environmental benefits, Quantum represents a groundbreaking advancement in intermodal transportation. J.B. Hunt and BNSF continue to drive innovation and reshape the industry, providing customers with dynamic solutions that meet their evolving needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Quantum?
Quantum is an intermodal service that combines the efficiency of rail transportation with the highway freight needs of customer supply chains. It offers faster delivery times, reduced costs, and a smaller carbon footprint compared to traditional over-the-road truck transportation.
How does Quantum guarantee on-time delivery?
Quantum ensures up to 95 percent on-time delivery by leveraging the expertise of the Quantum team and the efficient rail network. The dedicated team provides 24/7 oversight and resolves any issues that may arise during transit, ensuring smooth and timely delivery.
How does Quantum contribute to sustainability?
By converting highway freight to rail intermodal, Quantum reduces carbon emissions by an average of 60 percent compared to over-the-road truck transportation. This eco-friendly alternative aligns with the sustainability goals of businesses and industries worldwide.
Where is the Quantum team based?
The Quantum team operates from the Intermodal Innovation Center located at BNSF headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. This state-of-the-art facility serves as the hub for collaboration between J.B. Hunt and BNSF operators, ensuring seamless operations and excellent customer service.