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The Layman's Guide to the Drayman's Language
You’re probably here because you’ve heard about DrayNow, but are either weary or unsure of the sign-up process for drivers.
The intermodal industry has been historically fragmented, so you may be picturing a long and drawn-out process that’s costly both in time and money. On top of this, you may be a first-time owner operator who has been an employee to one particular company pulling loads that were assigned. Starting out on independently can be intimidating, and there’s no time to get hassled into a long recruitment period just to use the app.
MISPERCEPTION #3: Your status updates from intermodal freight carriers are real time
As I get situated with my role and work with the amazing people at DrayNow, I decided to put together a list of terms that I’ve picked up along the way and explain them in layman’s terms so that the language of a drayman is accessible to anyone.
Artie Explores the Port of Philadelphia
There’s a big, fat lie being told to shippers of intermodal freight. Carriers and brokers alike are complicit in communicating and reinforcing the idea that status updates on intermodal dray moves are real time. Everyone knows it, yet the charade continues.
Having lived in Philadelphia for the better part of a decade it was astounding to realize, having an up close in person experience, that the global transportation network, which quietly hums along in the background, is inextricably tied to the city itself. As an avid bike rider who rides along the Schuylkill river trail during the week I often pass by the CSX rail line full of double stacked intermodal containers full of different commodities. On the weekends, being an amateur gardener I oftentimes find myself shopping at the hardware store in