RAILEVANT QUESTIONS

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No track? No problem. Typically, rail is a more cost-effective shipping option. However, many shippers (or receivers) don’t have tracks at their door. With transloading, it doesn’t matter: all shippers and receivers can benefit from rail. Source: "Translating Decoded" -…

Joseph Pinkney Clark (a.k.a., Uncle Pink) and his distinguished 'stache are seen riding a track inspection bike, circa 1910. Don't miss the oil lamp attached to the front wheel. Photo courtesy of Ancestry.com and Elizabeth C. Gathright of Batesville, V.A.…

  QUESTION #1 OF 5: What products will be received and/or distributed via rail? A: Clients must analyze costs. A product's dimensions and weight determine its shipping route and special handling requirements (heyyy kid gloves). Some shipping routes have height…

1 rail car = 3 to 4 truckloads. One rail car can hold up to 220,000 lbs of product, which typically equals 3 to 4 truckloads. This rule of thumb depends on the type of product being hauled, but it…

Heavy: (think giant generators) (80,000 lbs+) OR Awkward-shaped: (think wind turbines) (>10'6" W; >15'6" H; >60' & <18' L) OR Massive quantities: (think sand, soybeans, orange juice) AND Travelling long distances: (>800 miles)

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