A comprehensive summary of our Transportation Mode Series, which examines the pros and cons of the most popular ways to ship freight: rail, truck, ship, barge and plane
Transporting goods by ship or barge is a cost-effective freight transportation mode. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of marine transport.
Shipping by plane is fast, but it comes at a cost. Explore other advantages and disadvantages of shipping by air including capacity, sustainability and more.
Explore the advantages and disadvantages of rail shipping, one of the most cost-effective and environmentally responsible transportation modes
Explore the advantages and disadvantages of shipping by truck in the areas of shipment visibility, transportation costs, shipping speed and truck capacity
See what rail cars look like and learn about the difference between these rail equipment types: autorack, boxcar, centerbeam, covered hopper, coil car, flatcar, gondola, intermodal equipment, refrigerated boxcar, open-top hopper, tank car and well car
Get a guide to which essential roofing materials ship by rail and learn how railroads ship the raw materials and finished products used in roofing.