Long Haul by Rail Freight

Shipping by train is typically much more affordable and environmentally friendly than shipping by truck. Freight trains can transport a variety of cargo including containers, vehicles, livestock, and commodities such as grain, coal, minerals, and metals.

Why you should be using Freightera’s railway transport

  • It’s a suitable mode for transporting heavy and bulky goods across long distances
  • Freightera’s rail carriers cover most of the USA and Canada
  • Our rail services are often cheaper than road options for the same lanes
  • Trains have the capacity to move larger quantities of cargo at the same time
  • Due to the sheltered method of carriage, your cargo is completely protected from the elements
  • Fixed routes and schedules don’t vary much over time
  • It’s a safer mode of transport with a lesser chance of accidents and breakdowns
  • Lower emissions make it best options for the environment
  • Freightera automatically generates and fills out shipping labels and documentation like BOLs, POs, and invoices
  • Our platform provides easy access to your order history, online tracking, and customs forms
  • We offer cross-border and NMFC assistance
  • Our ground-breaking Rate Defence™ policy is designed to protect shippers from unfair surprise charges by carriers

Give Freightera a try, register for free, and get approved in minutes.. Our super-awesome Client-Care team is here to answer any of your questions and to help you use the online platform or to connect you with the specialists for your rail freight shipping.

Contact us via online chat, email us at [email protected] or at (800) 886-4870 Ext. 1.

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Examples of Rail Shipping Rates:

LTL rate
$330 CAD
Buffalo, NY to Boca Raton, FL
*Sample rates to ship LTL, 1 pallet, 1000 lb
LTL rate
$248 CAD
Toronto, ON to Edmonton, AB
*Sample rates to ship LTL, 1 pallet, 500 lb
LTL rate
$218 CAD
Toronto, ON to Vancouver, BC
*Sample rates to ship LTL, 1 pallet, 500 lb