Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.
Posted 06/29 · 10:47 AM · LM Editorial
In a widely anticipated move, Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific Railway formally named Hunter Harrison as its president and chief executive office and a member of its Board of Directors.
Posted 06/29 · 09:27 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 288,730—was up 1.4 percent annually, and intermodal volume—at 246,128 trailer and containers—were up 4.8 percent.
Posted 06/26 · 09:32 AM · LM Editorial
Late last week, a U.S. District judge in the District of Columbia granted class action certification to shipper plaintiffs in a lawsuit which maintains that four United States-based Class I railroads—Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern Corp., and CSX—worked together , or colluded, on fuel surcharges assessed to shippers.
Posted 06/25 · 12:33 PM · LM Editorial
Last week, LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman conducted an on-stage interview with Jack Holmes, president of UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of UPS at the 10th annual eyefortransport 3PL Summit, which was held in Chicago. Holmes provided an in-depth look at the LTL sector and how LTL’s and shippers should—and could—work well together, among other topics.
Posted 06/22 · 09:32 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 287,036—was down 2.5 percent annually, and intermodal was up 5.2 percent at 249,975 trailers and containers.
Posted 06/19 · 06:01 AM · LM Editorial
In a recently completed survey that the American Association of Port Authorities initiated, U.S. seaport agencies and their private-sector partners plan to invest a combined $46 billion over the next five years in wide-ranging capital improvements to their marine operations and other port properties
Posted 06/15 · 09:33 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume was down 1.7 percent compared to the same week last year and intermodal volumes were up 3.8 percent.
Posted 06/13 · 03:53 PM · LM Editorial
Proponents of intermodal transportation often point to fuel savings as a significant benefit of leveraging intermodal for moving freight.
Posted 06/11 · 01:18 PM · LM Editorial
The relationship between Schneider and CSX goes back to 2008, when CSX became Schneider’s primary Eastern rail provider.
Posted 06/08 · 11:35 AM · LM Editorial
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that carload and intermodal volumes were mixed in May, continuing an uneven trend of growth on the tracks.