Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.

Maersk Inc. announces sale of Direct Chassis Link, Inc.

Posted 02/04 · 11:13 AM · LM Editorial
In keeping with a trend to shed assets, Maersk Inc. is selling its subsidiary, Maersk Equipment Services Company.

Transportation Best Practices: Tuesday Morning shifts modes

Posted 02/01 · 11:49 PM · LM Editorial
The retailer’s transformational best practice just so happens to be a move back to the rails in order to cope with growing truck capacity concerns—and it did so with the help of its trucking partner.

Viewpoint: Transportation answers in unlikely places

Posted 02/01 · 09:12 AM · LM Editorial
This month’s cover story on the evolving relationship between Tuesday Morning, an upscale retailer with 865 stores, and its motor carrier partner is an inspirational sign of the times—and contains a theme that we may be hearing repeatedly from other shippers if the economy kicks into high gear.

Class I railroads are on track to spend $13 billion in 2012 capital expenditures, says AAR

Posted 01/30 · 10:09 AM · LM Editorial
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said today that the seven North America-based Class I freight railroads are on track to invest a record $13 billion in capital expenditures for 2012, with the capital going towards expanding, upgrading, and enhancing the U.S. freight rail network.
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AAR reports solid carload and intermodal volumes for week ending January 21

Posted 01/27 · 11:15 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 287,734—was up 1.6 percent compared to last year but behind the week ending January 14 at 298,560.
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AAR reports rail volumes are up for week ending January 14

Posted 01/20 · 09:51 AM · LM Editorial
Following a sluggish first week of 2012, rail volumes for the week ending January 14 showed solid growth, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
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AAR says 2011 volumes show gains compared to 2010

Posted 01/09 · 01:05 PM · LM Editorial
Railroad and intermodal volumes continued to move in the right direction in 2011, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Three more railroad unions reach labor deals

Posted 01/09 · 11:09 AM · LM Editorial
The once tenuous situation regarding a potential railroad strike received more good news last week, when the National Railway Labor Conference said that three more railroad unions have ratified new contracts with the Class Is.
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December Cass Index report shows signs of improvement but points to slow Q4 growth overall

Posted 01/06 · 10:59 AM · LM Editorial
Following two straight months of declining freight shipments and expenditures, the December 2011 edition of the Cass Freight Index inched closer to positive territory.

2012 Rate Outlook: Flat…for now

Posted 01/01 · 05:44 PM · LM Editorial
While analysts say rates across the board are forecast to be fairly level compared to what shippers have seen over the past two years, they add that there are a number of unanswered economic and regulatory questions that could greatly affect rates if suddenly resolved.

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