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BNSF hauling 240 pickup trucks daily to North Dakota, Minnesota

Published 9:18am Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The head of the biggest railroad serving the Upper Great Plains said hauling pickup trucks by rail has really picked up.

BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose joked that pickup truck hauling by rail appears to be “the next great line of business” for the railroad.

Rose said BNSF is hauling 240 pickups daily by rail to Fargo and St. Paul. He says that’s a 543 percent increase since 2011.