I am new to shipping by rail. What are some advantages of shipping by rail that trucking doesn't offer? (Anthony Menzies)

Anthony Menzies

Railroads can offer the following advantages: cheaper freight rates for long-distances, ability to use a railcar as a "mobile warehouse," ability to load and unload when it is convenient for the shipper and receiver, green/environmental advantages over trucks, diverts damage on the interstate system, alleviates truck driver shortage issues.