Intermodal Savings Calculator

Environmental Calculations Disclaimer

Disclaimers: Estimates use system averages; level of precision results in limitations for formal reporting. Actual emissions and savings may vary based on routing and other factors. Union Pacific's fuel consumption rate is applied to other carriers' miles for interline moves. One-way shipments only; does not include backhaul or empty positioning. Greenhouse Gas equivalents are estimates based on Environmental Protection Agency calculations.

Assumptions: Weight of locomotives is 8% of Gross Tons. Emission Factors from The Climate Registry General Reporting Protocol, May 2008 CO2e, or Carbon Dioxide Equivalent, includes Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), and Nitrous Oxide (N2O). Truck fuel efficiency based on EPA/NHTSA, Draft Regulatory Impact Analysis: Proposed Rulemaking to Establish Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

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Transit Time Comparison

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Savings

Environment

Approximately* - Metric Tonnes C02 per year
- Acres of Trees
- Passenger Vehicles
- Homes
Each icon represents units of:
  • - forest acres to remove the same carbon amount
  • - passenger cars annual greenhouse gas emission
  • - US homes C02 emissions from electricity use

Money

Truckloads Per Year:

By going with intermodal, you will save on average:

$- per year


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* Transit Time assumes load departs shipper location in time to arrive at origin ramp prior to same day scheduled rail cutoff. Estimated rates will fluctuate over time and are not adjusted for seasonality.

Disclaimer: Savings are estimates only, and actual savings may vary based on a number of factors, including specific markets, services and rates. Rates and schedules are subject to change and cancellation without prior notice, and such information should not be relied upon as a guarantee of service.