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.