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Rail Gate Restrictions Disrupt Intermodal Service

Train carrying intermodal freight

The rail network continues to work through ongoing ramp congestion and car imbalances. As a result of progress in Chicago, Norfolk Southern (NS) has eased restrictions to a point, allowing normal ingate volumes at its 47th Street ramp. Below is a summary of all rail gate restrictions currently impacting J.B. Hunt and its customers. These restrictions are expected to limit J.B. Hunt’s ability to pick up shipments through at least Tuesday, May 4.  

All Standard traffic will be impacted in these lanes:

  • All NS origin points to Jacksonville, FL – Ingates restricted 

Considering the ongoing rail velocity slowdown and equipment imbalances, J.B. Hunt expects container availability will remain extremely constrained throughout the country for the next two weeks. Customers can help improve container availability by accepting deliveries within 24 hours of deramp and unloading dropped containers within 24 hours of arrival. With a vast network of service offerings, J.B. Hunt can provide highway solutions to mitigate these intermodal disruptions. A representative will communicate load-specific delays along with alternative routing options. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. Customer service is extremely important to J.B. Hunt and we apologize for any inconvenience these service interruptions have caused.