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

Possibility of freight railroad strike looms as deadline approaches

Posted 11/29 · 03:03 PM · LM Editorial
With the clock winding down, the ongoing dispute between railroad management and labor over contractual issues largely focused on health care and economic issues remains in flux.

Intermodal growth signs continue to look promising, say Class I railroad executives

Posted 11/29 · 12:07 PM · LM Editorial
As freight transportation volumes are primarily showing flat or modest growth levels, intermodal still is showing very strong growth prospects, with the very likely possibility that the drivers for future intermodal gains are very promising.

Railroad shipping: AAR reports volumes are up again for week ending November 12

Posted 11/18 · 11:48 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 299,591—was up 0.5 percent annually and slightly ahead of the week ending November 5 at 298,465.

Railroad shipping: AAR reports volumes are up for week ending November 5

Posted 11/11 · 09:28 AM · LM Editorial
Intermodal volumes at 239,180 trailers and containers were up 3.5 percent annually.
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Intermodal shipping: UMAX service set to run between Detroit and Laredo

Posted 11/10 · 10:05 AM · LM Editorial
Taking steps to enhance the joint intermodal service they launched in March 2010, entitled UMAX, Class I railroad carriers Union Pacific and CSX recently announced service enhancements for this offering.

BNSF Railway exec hopeful for an economic recovery by 2013

Posted 11/07 · 03:16 PM · LM Editorial
While the economic recovery has had its fair share of stops and starts, it may be happening again in earnest on the railways. That is the consensus from John Lanigan, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at BNSF Railway.
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AAR reports October carloads show annual gains

Posted 11/07 · 01:08 PM · LM Editorial
October carloads—at 1,215,627—were up 1.7 percent annually. And intermodal—at 975,566 trailers and containers—was up 3.6 percent compared to October 2010.

Rail options still on hold

Posted 11/07 · 09:51 AM · LM Editorial
Despite recent actions taken by the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to address an onerous situation, “captive shippers” will continue to pay a monopoly tax on their rail shipments
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ASLRRA chief makes case for extending short line railroad tax credit

Posted 11/03 · 09:14 AM · LM Editorial
With a December 31 deadline looming for a short line railroad track maintenance credit looming, the top executive of the American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) pulled no punches in explaining why it needs to be extended.

Railroad shipping: AAR reports mixed volumes gains for week ending October 22

Posted 10/28 · 10:51 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 301,864—was down 0.5 percent year-over-year and behind the week ending October 15, which hit 303,363.

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