Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.
Posted 08/01 · 10:44 PM · LM Editorial
Not even the great recession could slow down progress on the nation’s rails. In fact, over the past four years, rail and intermodal service provider Quest for Quality scores have steadily improved as more shippers put this time-tested mode to work to cut costs and mitigate capacity issues on the road.
Posted 07/27 · 08:58 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 286,254—was down 1.9 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 246,475 trailers and containers—were up 6.2 percent compared to the same week last year.
Posted 07/26 · 12:50 PM · LM Editorial
In an effort to “further protect shippers from unreasonable rail rates,” the United States Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) said this week it is rolling out two initiatives to help them on this front.
Posted 07/25 · 08:25 AM · LM Editorial
The two largest short line and regional rail operators in North America will become one, with this week’s announcement that Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) will acquire RailAmerica for an all-cash purpose price of $27.50 per share—or roughly $1.39 billion.
Posted 07/20 · 01:14 AM · LM Editorial
Rail carload and intermodal volumes were both up for the week ending July 14, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted 07/18 · 01:26 PM · LM Editorial
A report by the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG), entitled “Strategic Advantages of Moving Mail by Rail,” highlights the fact that moving USPS services and products on rail could be highly advantageous and beneficial for the USPS, with multiple benefits.
Posted 07/13 · 08:38 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 243,156—was down 1 percent annually, and intermodal—203,362 trailers and containers—were up 5.6 percent.
Posted 07/12 · 12:53 PM · LM Editorial
June truckload rates were up 3.9 percent compared to June 2011, and intermodal was up 0.6 percent.
Posted 07/09 · 01:31 PM · LM Editorial
U.S. railroads originated 996,022 intermodal containers and trailers in June, which was up 5.2 percent—or 49,168 units—over June 2011 for an average of 249,006 units per week.
Posted 07/09 · 09:13 AM · LM Editorial
A Bloomberg report states that the four U.S.-based Class I railroads have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse the ruling, explaining that it could lead to a cumulative $10 billion or more in potential damages.