March 3, 2020
A rail car can hold how many truckloads?

1 rail car = 3 to 4 truckloads.
One rail car can hold up to 220,000 lbs of product, which typically equals 3 to 4 truckloads. This rule of thumb depends on the type of product being hauled, but it works for the vast majority.

Illustration: Barge vs. Rail Cars vs. Trucks

“Equivalent Units”, image courtesy of Marquette Transportation Company Source: CSX

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