RAILEVANT QUESTIONS

Nope. This is a common misconception. Typically, trucks carry shipping containers on both the first and last legs of the journey. Trains handle the business in-between, hauling them cross-country

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Probably more than you'd think. Track curvature is a major factor in determining if and where a site can be rail-served. If there's not enough room to get the train onto the site safely, then it can't be served. Generally,…

  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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