The Association of American Railroads have launched their campaign showing the benefits of moving freight across America versus the use of semi trucks. The three major points they issue, explaining the benefits of using the railway system over trucking are:
1. A freight train can move a ton of freight 436 miles on just one gallon of fuel, making rail the most environmentally friendly form of ground transportation in America.
2. A single intermodal train hauls the load of 280 trucks. Fewer trucks on the road means less congestion, less time spent in traffic and less money spent on gas for all of us.
3. Freight trains are the most efficient and cost-effective way to move goods. Freight rail infrastructure investments provide a 200% rate of return in terms in total economic output.
Watch their advertising videos
Cleaner air, less polution, fewer truckers on the road, lower shipping costs, saving fuel and saving the economy . . . this is the beginning of the return of the railroad system and the further trampling of our nations’ truck drivers.
Check out the campaign launch of the Association of American Railroads . . .
The future of trucking is changing . . . believe it or not.
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