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Train vs Truck Transportation – Efficiency, Cost, Advantages & Disadvantages [Infographic – Updated May 2019]

Freightera February 12, 2019
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Freight Train vs Truck

Which mode of transport is more efficient for shipping and what are the advantages and disadvantages of train vs truck transportation? See our new infographic answering these questions.

Freight Train vs Truck - Cost, Efficiency, Differences

Train

  • Railways consume up to 9x less energy per tonne kilometer traveled than trucks
  • On average, trains are 4x more fuel efficient
  • Can carry more freight at the same time
  • Cheaper for long distance
  • Emit 75% fewer GHG emissions

Truck

  • Predictable scheduling
  • Cost-effective for short distances
  • Better for perishable foods that can be put in storage easily
  • Just in time delivery, door to door service
  • Huge opportunities to increase efficiency

 

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1 Comment

  1. Rosalie Wolters March 29, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Good Detail Shared . Indeed.

    yeah right for long distance train is good for freight as cost effective but if you looking for in city or town so truck option will be good. It can be delivered on time without more costing.

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