Rail is the most environmentally-friendly mode of land transportation. Shipping by rail can help our customers reduce their carbon footprint by up to 82%. Removing long-haul trucks from our highways has a significant net positive impact on the environment.
To improve awareness of how shipping by rail can reduce carbon emissions, BNSF created the Carbon Estimator tool. The Carbon Estimator allows customers to compare their carbon footprint size by rail shipment to what it would have been if they shipped by long-haul truck.
To learn more about carbon savings, read here.