Posted 02/18 · 11:55 AM · LM EditorialCarload volume at 274,043 was up 6.2 percent compared to last year and ahead of the week ending February 5 at 267,682. But it lagged behind the week ending January 29 which hit 291,147 and the week ending January 22 at 282,837. The AAR said that carload volume was up 21.8 percent in the East and down 2.5 percent out West.
Posted 02/18 · 01:52 AM · LM EditorialOn the heels of President Obama’s recently released proposed fiscal year 2012 budget request, there have been no shortages of opinions regarding the transportation components of the budget, most notably the proposed six-year, $556 billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal.
Posted 02/18 · 01:52 AM · LM EditorialThe Surface Transportation Board (STB) this week unveiled a proposal to reduce filing fees for complaint cases for shippers to $350. This would be a significant reduction, as under the current process shippers can pay up to $20,600 to file a complaint.
Posted 02/14 · 01:15 PM · LM EditorialFrom a supply chain and logistics perspective, the most interesting part of this budget is the proposed six-year, $556 billion surface transportation and reauthorization proposal.
Posted 02/11 · 02:25 PM · LM EditorialRailroad traffic for the week ending February 5 was mixed due to harsh weather conditions impacting certain parts of the country, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted 02/11 · 12:35 PM · LM EditorialIntermodal volumes continued the solid trends which have been occurring throughout 2010 with a strong fourth quarter and 2010, according to the quarter Market Trends report from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
Posted 02/10 · 01:22 PM · LM EditorialLegislation recently introduced by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) vows to reform the Positive Train Control (PTC) regulatory mandate to reduce compliance costs and maintain a safe rail system.
Posted 02/10 · 09:06 AM · LM EditorialRail volumes in January were up compared to the same period in 2010, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted 02/09 · 08:41 AM · LM EditorialNon asset-based third-party logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Services (RRTS) recently announced it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Morgan Southern, a privately-held provider of intermodal transportation and related services for roughly $20 million.
Posted 02/04 · 09:42 AM · LM EditorialRailroad traffic for the week ending January 22 was up again on an annual basis, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).