Is Your New Year's Eve Celebration Delivered by Rail?

Take this quiz to find out which party essentials ship by train


Will trains help you ring in the New Year? Take the quiz to find out of your favorite party items ship by rail.

New Year’s Eve is a time for people to gather together, say goodbye to the current year, and welcome the new one. It’s a time for both reflection and hope, and that’s cause for celebration! Whether you have a quiet celebration at home watching the ball drop in Times Square or are out toasting your friends at midnight, there’s a good chance your party essentials shipped by rail. Take the quiz to find out if trains have helped you ring in the New Year.


Why Ship by Rail?

  • It’s the most environmentally responsible way to ship freight over land. On average, U.S freight railroads can move one ton of freight more than 470 miles on a single gallon of diesel fuel, generating a carbon footprint that is 75 percent less than trucks.
  • It’s cost effective. Rail typically offers a lower cost per ton mile than truck.
  • You can ship almost anything by rail. From raw materials to component parts to finished goods – just not personal property, passengers, pets or other living things.
  • You can ship almost anywhere. You can ship products by rail pretty much anywhere in North America. Between the major railroads in Canada, the United States and Mexico and smaller railroads in between, railroad tracks span the continent. Factor in ocean carriers and you can use rail to ship to virtually any destination worldwide. Although rail is the most efficient way to ship long distances, trains can also accommodate short-haul moves.
  • You can ship large volumes with ease. One rail car can carry the same amount of cargo as 3-4 trucks. So when you ship with rail, you're managing fewer shipments and gaining supply chain efficiencies. Not shipping that much? Sometimes railroads can handle "less-than-truckload" shipments.
  • You don’t need tracks. Even if you or your customers don't have tracks, you can still take advantage of the safety, environmental and economic benefits of rail thanks to a process called transloading. If you need to connect to rail, logistics companies like Loup Logistics can help. Loup can also provide logistics visibility to your rail shipments.

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