Freight Rail: The Most Environmentally Friendly Way to Move Freight Over Land
Freight Rail: The Most Environmentally Friendly Way to Move Freight Over Land

Freight Rail: The Most Environmentally Friendly Way to Move Freight Over Land

Freight Rail: The Most Environmentally Friendly Way to Move Freight Over Land Preserving the natural environment is a responsibility railroads take seriously. Freight rail is well ahead of other modes…

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Freight Rail’s Powerful Economic Impact
Freight Rail’s Powerful Economic Impact

Freight Rail’s Powerful Economic Impact

Freight Rail’s Powerful Economic Impact Whether selling and building automobiles and houses, powering businesses or enabling manufacturers to reach new customers, American industries rely on freight rail to get raw…

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Freight Rail and Global Trade
Freight Rail and Global Trade

Freight Rail and Global Trade

Freight Rail and Global Trade Date: 2/22/2018 In today’s interconnected world, putting “America First” means embracing global trade. The data are clear: Trade supports 40 million quality American jobs. One…

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What Do Amazon & the Rail Industry Have in Common?
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What Do Amazon & the Rail Industry Have in Common?

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Q&A with Lynden Tennison, Chief Strategy Officer, Union Pacific With 26 years in the industry under his belt, Union Pacific’s Lynden Tennison has had a front row seat to the U.S.…

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Freight Rail’s Private Investments
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Freight Rail’s Private Investments

Freight Rail’s Private Investments: Billions of Dollars Annually The U.S. freight rail network moves the raw goods and finished products that fuel the American economy, from the electricity powering businesses…

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Freight Rail & Economic Regulation
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Freight Rail & Economic Regulation

Freight Rail & Economic Regulation Freight Rail Policy Stance: Freight railroads support a continuation of existing balanced regulatory policies. Why This Matters: The current regulatory framework protects rail customers against…

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Environmental Benefits of Moving Freight by Rail
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Environmental Benefits of Moving Freight by Rail

Environmental Benefits of Moving Freight by Rail Railroads are the most environmentally sound way to move freight over land. On average, trains are four times more fuel efficient than trucks.…

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How Intermodal Reinvented Freight Rail
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How Intermodal Reinvented Freight Rail

How Intermodal Reinvented Freight Rail After the nation’s first railroad was chartered in 1827, the freight rail industry quickly became the preferred heavy hauler. From grain to coal to steel…

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Railroad Jobs: A Highly Skilled & Compensated Workforce
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Railroad Jobs: A Highly Skilled & Compensated Workforce

The industry attracts employees from a wide range of backgrounds —from high school graduates to those holding graduate degrees — to help safely transport the raw materials, products and finished goods that sustain the nation’s economy and people. Railroads provide the opportunity to build lifelong careers in fields such as engineering and dispatching, in law enforcement, information technology and industrial development. And with a strong track record of hiring America’s veterans, rail companies are military-friendly employers. Because of high wages and benefits, technical training and professional growth opportunities, freight rail employees often stay in the industry for their entire careers. Many have family railroad legacies that stretch back generations.

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How Technology Helps Railroads Move Freight More Efficiently Than Ever
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How Technology Helps Railroads Move Freight More Efficiently Than Ever

Each day, nearly 600 freight railroad companies use a shared fleet of 1.6 million freight cars to move goods for thousands of customers spread across North America’s vast rail network. Ensuring that operations run safely and efficiently allows railroads to maintain their competitive edge. By applying advanced software and technologies to operations, railroads move freight more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. Since 1980, rail traffic density increased approximately 300% with no significant increase in the size of the railroad network, locomotive productivity rose 93% and average freight carried per train rose 63%. Improving the rail industry’s operational efficiency produces dividends for rail shippers too. Efficiency and productivity improvements help railroads keep prices low. In fact, rail shippers today can move roughly twice the amount of freight for nearly the same price paid in 1980, giving them an edge in an increasingly globalized economy.

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Freight Rail & International Trade
Freight Rail & International Trade

Freight Rail & International Trade

Freight Rail & International Trade By linking businesses to each other here and abroad, freight railroads have played a crucial role in America’s economic development for more than 185 years.…

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Rail Industry Maintains Strong Safety Record
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Rail Industry Maintains Strong Safety Record

Rail Industry Maintains Strong Safety Record Washington, D.C. – March 13, 2018 – Newly released data from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) confirms that recent years remain the safest ever for…

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Trade Show: American Coatings Show
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Trade Show: American Coatings Show

Trade Show: American Coatings Show Exhibitors and visitors alike see the American Coatings SHOW as the leading North American industry show and conference, offering innovative features to provide immediate business…

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