Protecting the environment is a guiding principle at Union Pacific Cold Connect, whether it is by increasing fuel efficiency, reducing air emissions and energy consumption or recycling used materials.
Rail is the most fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible mode of freight transportation. We move one ton of freight 456 miles on a single gallon of diesel fuel, and our trains are four times more fuel efficient than trucks. In fact, a single Union Pacific train can carry as much freight as 300 trucks. Plus, we make sustainability a priority by developing new technologies to reduce emissions and working smarter to minimize our environmental impact.
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"What’s the most environmentally-friendly way to transport goods? The answer is freight rail."-From the American Association of Railroads
To calculate how many tons of carbon dioxide Cold Connect customers can prevent from being released into the atmosphere, visit: UP Carbon Emission Estimator
Cold Connect is an approved SmartWay Transport Partner and proud Food Logistics Top Green Provider.