This is the number of railroad workers in your state. Freight railroads employ more than 175,000 workers. The majority of the rail workforce is comprised of people who operate trains and those who maintain rail tracks and equipment.
This is the average compensation (benefits included) of a freight rail worker in your state. Rail jobs are among some of the nation’s highest paying and for most, a college degree is not required.
This is the top commodity produced in your state that is shipped by rail. America’s freight railroads transport a huge variety of commodities safely and affordably.
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and freight rail and Iowa deliver it to breakfast tables around America. As the home of 27 of the largest food manufacturers, including Quaker Oats, Iowa relies on its railroads to deliver. The Quaker plant in Cedar Rapids is the largest cereal plant in the world, and all of its oats are delivered via rail from Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada. Freight rail works to boost Iowa’s economy and its residents through the morning.