By hauling shipments by train instead of long-haul trucking, BNSF customers significantly reduce their carbon footprints. A singe double-stack intermodal train removes several hundred long-haul freight trucks from the highway.
In 2018 alone, our customers reduced their total carbon emissions by 35.4 million metric tons. This is equal to:
To increase the understanding of how shipping your products by rail versus long-haul trucking can have a positive impact on the environment, we created a Carbon Estimator Tool.
This tool provides an estimate of a company’s transportation carbon footprint for its BNSF rail shipments. Shippers can enter BNSF shipment numbers, or specific lane comparisons, and compare their carbon footprint size to what it would be if they shipped by truck only.