More and more used in North America
Rail is an increasingly used means of transportation in North America. Not only is its ease on the rise, but when the cost of fuel increases, it becomes a very interesting mode of transport for companies looking to transport goods.
For high-volume transport and for relatively fragile goods (bulk or not), this means of transport is gaining popularity compared to road transport. Rail transport has also substantially improved the quality of its service, making it a viable alternative for large customers.