As if shipping with trailers wasn’t complicated enough, adding in multiple modes of transportation can be overwhelming. For your intermodal shipments, let Lipsey handle your freight from beginning to end. We have extensive relationships with Class 1 Railroads Providers, Major Freight Forwarders, Air & Ocean Carriers, and Port Terminals and will use these relationships to make sure your freight stays moving.

Types of Containers

Lipsey has access to thousands of company owned containers and chassis at locations throughout North America. Let our Intermodal Team run a network analysis to identify the best container fit as well as any modal conversion opportunities that may be present.

20′ 40′ 45′ 48′ 53′
Length 19’10” 40′ 45′ 48′ 53′
Inside Length 19’4″ 39’6″ 44’6″ 47’6″ 52’3″
Height 8’6″ 8’6″ 9’6″ 9’6″ 9’6″
Inside Height 7’9″ 7’10” 8’10” 8’10” 8’10”
Door (H x W) 7’6″ x 7’8″ 7’6″ x 7’8″ 8’6″ x 7’8″ 8’6″ x 7’8″ 8’6″ x 7’8″
Width 8′ 8′ 8′ 8’6″ 8’6″
Inside Width 7’8″ 7’8″ 7’8″ 8’2″ 8’2″
Capacity 1,170 ft3 2,390 ft3 2,700 ft3 3,000 ft3 3,800 ft3

* Actual equipment sizes can vary by manufacturer.

Temperature Controlled

Transporting temperature-controlled cargo requires significant attention to technical details. Ship with Lipsey, and we promise to get your freight transported and delivered at the appropriate temperature.

Sales and Rentals

You can buy or rent trailers and containers of any type or configuration directly from Lipsey.


Although the distance cargo travels via drayage is short, it’s a critical part of the transportation process. Lipsey will coordinate drayage with our high-quality carrier network from port, rail ramps, and shipping docks to your shipment’s final destination.


Take the confusion out of cross-border transportation with Lipsey. We guarantee our drivers are qualified to operate high-grade equipment, ensuring your cargo gets to Mexico or Canada safely. Lipsey drivers are specifically trained to handle cross-border interactions without any issues from customs.