Freight Services

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Our Freight Services

Rock & Rail has a significant reach throughout North America. We’re a federally chartered Class III common carrier railroad with stations in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming. We can meet your long-haul needs through our interchange partners including the Union Pacific (“UP”) and Burlington Northern/Santa Fe (“BNSF”) railroads.

If your facility is without rail infrastructure/capabilities, that’s not a problem. Through transloading, we’re able to integrate the efficiencies of rail into your supply chain, even if there isn’t track at your facility or destination point.

Transloading uses both truck and rail to meet you and your customers’ logistic demands. If needed, we can arrange to have your freight and bulk commodities delivered from rail to truck or truck to rail; Utilize the economies of scale that rail can provide for the long haul portion, with truck as your first mile and last mile.

Cost Effective Transportation

There are economic and environmental reasons for shipping by rail: It’s cost-effective, efficient and better for the environment.

U.S. freight railroads can, on average, move one ton of freight 479 miles per gallon of fuel, making rail the most environmentally friendly way to move freight over land. Companies are looking closely at the environmental impacts of their supply chains, and they are finding the benefits of shipping by rail. A Rock & Rail freight train is approximately four times more fuel-efficient than highway freight transportation, and Rock & Rail enables customers to reduce transport-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 60%-80% when switching from truck to rail.

In the last four years, the railroad industry has invested more than $100 billion on infrastructure, equipment and technology; As a result, America’s freight railroads move more freight more efficiently, safely and cleanly than ever before.

Shipping via rail is also statistically safer than other methods.

For more information on the economic and environmental benefits, visit the Association of American Railroads.