When it comes to shipping by rail, you can move pretty much any kind of freight. In fact, look at the items around you. Since trains haul over 16 percent of all freight, thereâ€™s a very good chance that several of them spent at least some time aboard Americaâ€™s railways. With that said, there are some types of cargo that are far more commonly seen in a rail car than others, so letâ€™s explore what those are and why.
A few months ago, we wrote an article on the 4 Sustainability Benefits of Rail Freight Transportation. One of the benefits that we highlighted was the fact that rail freight companies are continuing to put a lot of money into designing and implementing new green technology solutions to limit the industryâ€™s impact on the environment.
Are you looking for a reason to move your freight from the road to the rails? At Florida Rail, weâ€™ve already shown why trains trump trucks, but unfortunately, not all rail carriers are created equal. In this article, weâ€™ll discuss the differences between Class I, Class II, and Class III companies and why you need to consider partnering with a short-line railroad in your area.
Truck or train? Road or rail? The big rig or the iron horse? Whatever you want to call them, these two heavy hitters of the freight shipping industry have been battling it out for decades. But when it comes to hauling your goods around the country, which mode of transport reigns supreme? Let's find out!
Did you know that short line railroads are one of the greatest All-American success stories? It's true! In fact, in many rural communities, short line railroads provide the only link between farmers, manufacturers, and consumers. That, however, is just the beginning. Here are 10 more incredible facts you didn't know about short line railroads.
If you've ever sat at a railroad crossing and watched as the train rolled by, you probably noticed the sheer variety of different rail cars (and no, we're not talking about the graffiti). There are hundredsâ€”maybe even thousandsâ€”of different types of cargo being hauled every day, and many of those require specialized cars to accommodate them.
American freight railroads are leading the way in protecting our valuable environment. For almost 200 years, rail freight has been a crucial part of the success of the U.S. economy, but much has changed over that time. American railroads have evolved to become more efficient, profitable, and eco-friendly.
Chances are, you’ve heard of one of the major North American railway companies, such as CSX, NS, UP or BNSF. What you probably don’t realize, however, is that short line railroads operate over 50,000 miles of track, or nearly 40% of the...