#### wopchop

##### Building Toronto

The cost for companies to use the road is not zero. If they have a fleet, then they have the wages, insurance, maintenance, overhead etc. of running trucks to consider. From that, they know the average cost per load. If they contract out all (or some) of their loads, then there is the cost from the freight broker.My point is that the cost of using roadways is essentially zero while the cost to use railways (assuming CP or CN let you use their lines) is significant. This leads to freight favoring road transportation.

So the trying to compare the cost of road transport vs rail transport on a per km basis and where one is more economically viable vs the other is pointless

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