Intermodal shipping signifies the use of more than one method or mode of transportation. For example, a small shipment traveling cross county may be packed and prepared by Arpin of RI and shipped in a plywood liftvan container on a freight truck rather than on a traditional furniture van. That freight truck may then be placed “piggy-back” on a railroad car for transcontinental shipping. In total, the shipment was transported on a moving van, a freight truck, a railroad car, another freight truck, and finally another furniture van.