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4 Reasons Why Rail Systems Are Crucial for Your Business
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 by Haines City

Regarding logistics, businesses have various options to transport goods properly. According to LinkedIn, the three pillars of economic development are business attraction and retention, expansion, and entrepreneurship. All of these ideals are made possible by a productive booming business spurred on by reliable railway transportation. There are several reasons why this method of transportation is essential for your company.

1. Cost Effective

One of the most significant advantages of using railways for business is their cost-effectiveness, especially concerning transporting long distances. Large trucks are another standard option, but these can be costly because you are charged for gas and each truck needs a personal driver. Trains require one conductor for multiple cars, helping reduce the overall cost. The availability of a nearby city-owned rail spur connection eliminates the need to transport goods over long distances to a railway.

2. Strategic Advantage

Utilizing a city-owned rail spur connection gives your business a competitive advantage. First, this makes loading cargo into a train easier than other options. You can ship more significant amounts than you can with trucks because you can utilize multiple cars simultaneously. Trains can get places faster than some trucks because they don’t get held up in traffic like large vehicles do. Combined with the cost-effectiveness, these benefits instantly give your company a leg up.

3. Reliable Method

Utilizing a railway is a reliable way to transport large amounts of goods. Although train accidents do happen, these are often less likely to occur than other transportation incidents. A city-owned spur connection is often well-maintained and railways must adhere to specific safety standards regulated by the government to help prevent accidents. Trains are constantly carefully maintained to ensure they can easily travel long distances. This increases your access to other markets while ensuring your cargo is safe.

4. Environmentally Friendly

There are several ways utilizing a rail system is more eco-friendly than trucks. First, the metal used in the railway system is often recyclable, ensuring that it gets reused again and again. The same thing can’t be said about parts of the supply chain, like truck tires. Trains also emit lower carbon emissions than the large vehicles often used for transportation. You’ll enjoy these environmentally friendly benefits while paying a lower cost for transport.

A city-owned rail spur connection helps keep companies and railways connected, creating a central hub for economic development in the area. The Haines City EDC can help connect you with local real estate brokers to ensure easy rail access for your next warehouse or factory.


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